Best adherent of mosaic law (2008)

Jim Power

Jim Power must never get tired: Just about every lamppost within his reach winds up getting tiled. You've seen the weathered street artist's work at Astor Place while you're waiting to get run over by taxis and bike messengers. His mosaics—often featuring slogans that stick with you— adorn not only lampposts but also the occasional planter. Usually accompanied by his lovable dog, the irascible Power always fights the power: City crews are liable to come along at any time and chop away his work and/or paint over it. They do it, and he re-tiles.


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