I found this Nick Walker stencil in lower Manhattan back in October, right before I flew out to begin my “SituAsian,” and never got the chance to blog it. See how backed up I am with content! So many great finds yet to blog!
I love Nick Walker’s work. It’s vibrant and in your face, but also has a touch of forlorn regret embedded in each theme.
I’ve already blogged about this piece that I found at Bushwick 5Pointz, but it was only a small photo so I thought I’d share all the pics I took.
You see what I mean about the levels of sadness in his work? Tis one is uplifting but also with a tinge of pain.
Check out my Nick Walker category for more of his work that I’ve photographed.
Many thanks to Miss Heather over at my fav blog New York Shitty for giving me directions to this piece. It’s another Nick Walker original and I cannot express the beauty it espouses, nor how it makes my heart ache. It says everything wonderful yet melancholy about the cosmic act of love.
This was on Troutman near St Nicholas in Bushwick, Brooklyn (in the heart of Bushwick 5pointz)
Check out my Nick Walker category for more of his work I’ve found.
(I’m blogging from my iPad from here on out so forgive the wonky formatting. Some things cannot be helped.)
I found ANOTHER Nick Walker on the side of Superior Location Vans on Wythe and North 11th in Williamsburg. I had seen photos of this in the blogosphere, but to find it purely by accident was hella-exciting!
look there’s two of em!
i love how this one’s face is partially covered by the tree branches. it feels almost prophetic and foreboding.
up close it’s fucking petrifying. i had to stand on a bench to get this close, and it was hauntingly obscene, those eyes.
Nick Walker in the meat-packing district on Gansevoort Street.
Nick Walker is giving Banksy a run for his money by selling for hundreds of thousands of pounds of his art at auction. Yet he still puts up these amazing stencils. I had seen Brooklyn Street Art’s mega-blog-exposé of this piece in early June when it was erected, but I actually found this piece the other day by accident!
I was wandering down Ludlow in the Lower East Side in a listless, dizzy fashion, basically dragging my body down the street. I was so out of it because of the heat and i had to sit down on a few doorsteps and put my head between my legs. Anyhoo, I reach Delancey and am going as fast as I can across the intersection because it’s in direct sunlight. I get to the other side, and BAM, it’s like forget the heat, this shit is killing me with awesome!
also, i apologize for not being able to get a full-across-the-street-shot of this. as soon as i found it, a stupid huge ass truck pulled up RIGHT IN FRONT of it and blocked half the sidewalk. i had to snap these photos while squeezing up next to the truck which never turned off its engine.
normally, as any good photographer would, i would have stuck around and waited for the truck to leave to get the shot. but the heat nearly fucked me right in the ear.
IN THE EAR, PEOPLE.
anyway, Nick Walker, i heart YOU my friend.
there’s a lot of graff going on in this photo. can you guess which one moved me the most?
you guess correctly.
this is by Nick Walker
found on Gansevoort street in the meat-packing district.