Hot or Not? New Street Art Edition
Here at imnotsayin, we recognize that the beauty of art - even street art - is in the eye of the beholder. Many would argue that unauthorized street art is really just graffiti vandalism, a crime that should be punished by the legal system while the criminal's work is quickly eradicated.
On the other hand, many of those same civic-minded folks would offer up officially-sanctioned street murals as a positive alternative: brightening up an otherwise blank urban wall with positive iconography, painted in bright, accessible colors, and reflecting upstanding community values.
And so this morning we offer up two new works of street art from Northside Williamsburg, and ask which you prefer:
1. Wall of Faile: this plywood wall at 63 North 6th Street has in the past been something of a ground zero for the Splasher / Faile squabble. Monday night, Faile dropped by with a veritable smorgasbord of new paste-ups.
2. Folk-Art Water Taxi: along with a similarly unmarked red tugboat, this bright yet somewhat-generic water taxi appeared on the big blue Kent Avenue wall of Citistorage, a gigantic document storage warehouse between North 9th and North 10th Streets.
Any art critics care to weigh in?