Time for another post about my favorite kind of art! I only discovered The Bushwick Collective last September, when Andy and I were in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn for a show of his. We were wandering around, just killing time before it began, when we started seeing these amazing murals, the kind that make you fall in love with the world and creativity all over again.
We’ve uncovered this amazing secret! I thought as we discovered more and more murals, high and low, large and small, many interacting with parts of the street and buildings. That’s my favorite: when artists like Banksy incorporate their pieces with the urban environment they’re working in. It makes me so happy, to find these clever pieces of artwork in an otherwise grimy and easily-passed-by urban areas.
The Bushwick Collective, as we soon learned, is an outdoor gallery where artists come from all over the world and collaborate, overseen by curator and Bushwick local Joe Ficalora. It’s all legal and couldn’t have come at a better time, since sadly, NYC’s foremost street art hub, 5 Pointz, is gone as of November of last year.
What are some of your favorite pieces here? It was so hard for me to choose that I decided to make this a two-part post. Next time I’ll feature some of Andy’s photos as well. I can’t wait to go back to Bushwick and see all of the new art since September.