Category Archives: New York

Shop Sears…really! Young painter Justin Sears cool quirky big art on wood.

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Originally from California, 24-year old Justin Sears lives in NYC now. He does fairly large-scale realistic illustrative pieces on wood. No color splash, here, and no wall-to-wall paint. The narrow color range is all in the foreground, while the wood supports provide all the negative space. Subject matter is men, myth, masculinity with a distinctly surreal edge. His big portraits, like this one of a hot ash dude, are fairly strait-forward, while his historical and re-workings of classic themes bring most of the twists. He describes his work as a “masculine mix of industrialized pop art on organic surfaces.” See more at his website. Oh, he designs leather clothing, too. Cool!

“Oh, Spidey!” “Oh, Sam!” – Giant Buttlicking Balloons at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…

For Sam celebrating the 4th of July by taking it from V, click here…a real live unclefucker!

NY Tollbooth

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Northbound toll booth in New York state, with some interesting iPhone/window reflections.
– AidanAbroad

The Boy in the Gas Mask: Occupy Photo of the Day

photo: DON EMMERT / Getty Images

The Boys of the NYPD Guard the Wall Street Bull: Occupy Photo of the Day

Police guard the famed bull statue as protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street march nearby on Nov. 17, 2011, in New York City. ( Mario Tama / Getty Images )

Occupy Riot Cop and Busted Boy in Zuccotti Park: Photo of the Day

An Occupy Wall Street protestor is arrested during a march on Broadway, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in New York, after police ordered demonstrators to leave their encampment in Zuccotti Park. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents. via Sacramento Bee. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Voice of the Youth: Cute Gay Joey Occupies Wall Street

Joey, 19, is from Brooklyn and is an art student at Pratt. He spoke to the We Are the Youth project about his new hobby: “I’ve been going down to Zuccotti Park at least once a week. My friends and I go there and yell so loud and so much that I’ve been losing my voice a lot. I’m trying to get other people active and not feel apathetic toward it. I’ve been beating myself up a little bit for not going more, but midterms happen…” Don’t beat yourself up, Joey! That’s the job of the riot police. More from Joey here.