A few years ago, I attended Art Basel Miami and spotted something curious in the street—collages made of NYC subway Wet Paint signs. A few months ago, I spotted similar collages at an art show in NYC. Today, I finally figured out these collages are the work of a man named Al Diaz.
It’s worth noting that Diaz is one of the artists behind the famous SAMO© tags that appeared in New York in the late 70s, commonly associated with his collaborator Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Check out some of Diaz’s awesome work below.
Check out Diaz’s site for lots more.
A mix of some of our favorite wet paint sign anagrams.
Photo by Brayden Olsen
It appears as though some awesome person brought NYC subway wet paint signs to Miami to create some fun anagrams. The number of New Yorkers and New York inspired art here is uncanny!
I’ll leave this open for interpretation. Taken at the Bowery station.
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Having to sit around for the J train at the Bowery station is apparently torturous. Photo by moi.
Credits: (above) Maggie for spotting it, me for photo; below: Lance “Lunatic” Madson
Taken at the wet paint sign alteration capital of NYC, Essex Street. Photo by me.
The day after I spotted our last wet paint mashup at Essex Street, this one popped up. Many props to the imaginative wordsmith that came up with these (I’m convinced it was the same person). Keep them coming!
Wet paint signs + Essex Street signs = infinite possibilities for fun. Taken by me at Essex Street.
How exactly does one taint a pew? Many filthy visuals come to mind. How would you?
Thanks to Halston for the photo!
Taken while waiting for the J at Wetsex St.