Urban Art

New Yorkers are an expressive lot, and they don't always confine their efforts to the typical media.



When I was eight we moved from the old walk-up on 106th Street to a newly constructed building on West 97th. No more ancient fire escape; this apartment came with a 36 foot terrace. Said terrace was industrial grey, which immediately displeased my Italian grandma.



"Franzee Franzee go outside and draw some bella fiori on the floor - roses."



What fun it was to paint giant red and yellow roses, with a pathway lined with muli-colored daisies. The terrace floor stayed just that way until Grandma left that apartment for the last time in 2003. Though faded my thirty-four year old fiori were still quite visible.



Since 2000 I have photographed quite a bit of what I like to call Urban Art.



Here's a few bits from my personal album.


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graffiti truck 02



Truck - Union Square



Lower East Side Eye 02



East Village Wall Art



Red Shoe - Soho



Red Shoe II - Soho



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Trendy Trash