You may recall us talking about how thrilled we were to be in Vanity Fair’s December 2012 issue, well even more exciting was sharing the pages of that issue with the sneak-peek of the Cadillac “Art in the Streets 2012: New York” portfolio. This section is a stunning part two to last year’s incredible street-art murals in West Hollywood featuring Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Kenny Scharf, and photographed by David LaChapelle. “Art in the Streets” has outdone itself with yet another original, commissioned mural, this year by renowned artist Barry McGee, aka Twist, and photographed by Jason Schmidt.
Barry McGee, an iconoclastic street artist, was immersed in the Bay Area’s grafitti scene for half a decade before graduating from the San Francsico Art Intitute in 1991. His influences include SF Beat poets, Mexican muralists, and hobo art. It’s no wonder his work is the illest! McGee’s mural installation, “Untitled 2012,” can be found on the exterior wall of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. If you’re in NY and lucky enough to see this in person, snap a pic and upload in the comments below!
Watch the beautifully edited video, above, with behind the scenes footage of the creation of the installation and interviews with McGee and other notables. Also be sure to enter Vanity Fair’s “Art in the Streets” Instagram contest. Photograph inspiring street art and upload it on IG with the hashtag #vfstreetart for a chance to win a trip to New York to see McGee’s mural.
For more information on “Art in the Streets” visit vf.com/artinthestreets.