With several major art shows in New York City this weekend, how to choose what to see?
Moniker Art Fair, open May 3 - 6 in Greenpoint, stands out for street art fans: all urban art, on-the-day print releases,, all-new artwork, an interactive INSA carousel and an accompanying mural program with The L.I.S.A. Project.
Billed as the biggest urban art fair in the world, Moniker started in Brick Lane, London, and has tripled in size since its first edition in 2010. The show broke records in 2017 with $300,000 worth of art changing hands during the preview alone.
A double dose of fun with complimentary work by Lithuanian illustrator Egle Zvirblyte and Spanish artist Jose Miguel Mendez. Bright colors and Coney-Island inspiration make this a happy, immersive booth right at the show's entrance.
Jonathan 'Meres One' Cohen brings his light bulb icon to life in major way for the first time. Developed during his 'Keep the Lights On' campaign to save the historic Queens '5 Pointz' graffiti mecca, which he ran for many years. As the artist rightly says, "I don't do graffiti, I AM graffiti".
An immersive, custom space by Pakistani/German artist Jasmin Siddiqui, aka HERA. Half of the influential duo HERAKUT, she painted walls on all sides with her distinctive handwriting and female figures. I visited this one multiple times!