“Life is Beautiful” East Village graffiti in the style of Andy Warhol. Larry King and Michael Jackson with Marilyn Monroe hair, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Whenever I am away from NYC, no matter how amazing a place that my travels take me, I miss the grit, guts, and eclectic vibe that you can find when stepping outside your door. We all have a tendency to get caught up in the glamour and illusion of celebrity and the unobtainable. But instead, true style and insight turn up in so many different paths, that all you need to do is keep your eyes open and be aware of the style around you– that is where you can really find inspiration.
Graffiti is found art and found arts inspire for me. It’s unexpectedness is always jarring, in a good way. Good graffiti comes from the soul of those in the area and leaves you thinking. In our new blog at FocusOnStyle.com, from time to time, we will explore street art and think of it as the muse backdrop for the incredible style that passes its way.
Old clichA© aside, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. I really don’t know if this is homage to the current Vanity Fair “Marilyn” issue or a sole graffiti artist (please comment if you do have a clue), but it is extraordinary.