City Kitty takes his name from his love of cats, and one of the things that I enjoy about him is that he takes time to wheatpaste original one-of-a-kind hand-made art up on city walls. They are fun and playful, and a lot of the time, they are collaborative pieces with other artists. I find this impressive, considering they will eventually disappear, never to be seen again except in social feeds and postings like these.
I saw him recently when I was with a group, and he was kind enough to give us stickers; it was an excellent chance encounter. Our first meeting was several years ago while he was doing a mural on the corner of Bowery and E Houston. I learned that he worked in the art world for years and has a background as a poster artist
He has worked worldwide, and you will find his art placed throughout New York in all the usual places, the East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Williamsburg, and Bushwick.
Recently I discovered that silk screening had become part of his practice, and he likes to make woodcut outs. He sometimes places hand-painted boards for people to find, and I hope to discover one of these on my journeys. For now, I will be content to come across what is on the city walls and will continue to take pictures for my photo collection.
You can check him out on his social media. IG @citykittystreet
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