-passed away earlier this week after a long struggle with health issues. As a pioneer in conceptual art & more specifically, street art - his public work has influenced countless young artists and paved the way for a whole new generation of rising talents to use the city streets & walls as a canvas . I met him a number of times, exhibited his work extensively,but never really knew the man - what I did know was he was a true artist to the core -an artist who had to constantly create.All the while suffering through afflictions and addictions he was painting- always driven to create,sometimes so destitute- using his own blood to make art....!
May that drive and passion for art inspire future artists for generations to come. Goodbye Richard- the streets of New York will not be the same with out you...RIP & Long live the SHADOWMAN ❗️
As seen in Chelsea- Fantastic mixed media work by Raphael Mazzucco of music pioneer & cultural influencer Bob Marley. Raph is a master of infusing iconic photograph compositions with layers of resin, paint, collage, and song lyrics. Additional works can be seen at IV gallery located at 231 10th Ave.
A surprise discovery in Chelsea today... nice little tag by the very talented Gregory Siff. His quick linear gestures are typically part of a greater narrative but it's nice to see a one off, here on the streets of NYC. DM me if you are interested in learning more or acquiring works by this rising talent!
Great day to chill in city & check out the Urban Art Fair, in Tribeca. Join us today in booth 6.08 from 11-9pm to check out some fantastic works by Legends in the street art scene, plus No traffic & free parking !!
Got to hang out last night with gallery pioneer Patti Astor, Co founder of the legendary FUN gallery that first exhibited iconic artists such as kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Basquiat, Greenblat, Futura, Fab 5 & more.
Cope2 dropped by the Urban Art Fair to meet a few collectors and pose in front of his latest painting Life of color. Stop by our booth 6.08 today see this and his other painting Genious - open 11-10pm 50 Varick Street.