Art Is Where You Find It

by Laughing Stock on May 11, 2010

Scouring the urban landscape for visual inspiration is one of artist Ken Brown’s passions. Ken shares his recently discovered treasures here. He has been a legacy contributor to the Laughing Stock image collection since our inception, sharing his visual wit with us as well. (link to Ken’s portfolio)

“Last week, I was biking by a park in the East Village that I have passed for years, but always with the gate locked. That day the gate was slightly open.  I wandered in and came across these beautifully aged murals from the late 70’s, early 80’s, a time of considerable strife in the neighborhood, (Tompkins Park riots, squatter standoffs, homeless camps, and the ever present gnawing of  gentrification). The artwork reminded me a little of Etruscan painting and I felt like an archeologist making a surprising discovery in a slightly off the path neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.”

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