Street art Sunday: self-referential irony

IMG_5760 (Edited)Today’s look at Brooklyn street art focuses on street art that’s not only aware of itself as street art, it demands that you be aware of it, too.

Like this late, great piece in Gowanus, dripping with irony as well as gold.

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Then there’s this contribution, which can still be seen in Bed Stuy.

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And this from Bushwick, with extra irony courtesy of a passerby.

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But my hands-down favorite is the piece at the top of this post, found in Sunset Park. I like the fact that there’s nothing ironic about it. It’s clever, sure, but it’s cleverness that celebrates creativity, not the other way around.

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2 thoughts on “Street art Sunday: self-referential irony

    • Thanks! I know, it’s amazing how the artist used paint to capture the look of neon. If you’re in the city and interested in seeing it, it’s on Brooklyn’s Fifth Av at the corner of (I believe) 44th St. (Close to some great food, too.)

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