The Transformative Beauty of Ad Hoc Street Art

We recently stumbled on a wondrous painted wall in the Bowery, the work of Bronx graffiti artist Cope2. We felt as though we’d suddenly walked into a different gravitational field, due to the riot of seriously joyous color. It is on the same concrete slab wall that artist Keith Haring and a number of other artists decorated over the years, to change the view.

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keith haring’s subway epiphany

Recently, we stumbled on a slideshow of the brilliant drawings artist Keith Haring made on New York Subway walls during the 1980’s.  To take the subway in New York was to be constantly surprised by the energetic, white chalk-on-black, hand-drawn visions where advertising should have been. But what inspires us most is reading Haring’s story…

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