Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Rooftop Legends, curated by Jesse Pais, a former graffiti artist. Located at 350 Grand Street in New York, the event was a breathtaking explosion of color.Everywhere the eye wandered, there was a work of art waiting to be consumed. The ambiance was fun, with DJ DP One of the Heavy Hitters blasting some Snoop Dogg; interestingly, his tunes directed curious passers-by out on the streets to drop in.
Here is a compilation of the best graffiti art we spotted. These pieces brought intense luminosity to an initially grey setting.
Here are our favorite murals:
One artist stuck out with his original comic book style: Tito Na Rua. The New York artist, now based in Rio, has been creating an international series of comics Zé Ninguém (Joe Nobody.) The author-street artist created a series of murals portraying Zé, his Mario-looking-character, struggling in his search for his long-lost love, Anna.
Work in progress:
Tito started spraying in 2007 after a kid encouraged him to draw on a wall after seeing some of his comic-book work. The artist is now working on the story for his character Ana, in a similar progressive style as Zé. Tito is currently pitching a new idea to turn his story into a TV show to a producer. Inspired by climate change and natural disasters when creating surrealistic robots, Tito wants to educate a young audience through his educational TV show. The New York native produced another mural in 2012 on that same rooftop using a different, more realistic, style. Notice the parallel he creates between his two styles by using characters wearing boxing gloves.
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