Deuce Seven: "New King in Town" Has Left the Building
Hmm ... maybe this does look like a Siamese-twin va-jay-jay after all.
Street-artist Deuce Seven has been getting lots of NY love over the last month. First, Razor Apple spotted his Hindu-Godly peacock-feather flower-people on the Williamsburg Bridge. Then Wooster Collective posted a few snaps, followed by Gothamist's Jake Dobkin (a/k/a the lens behind Streetsy) crowning him "The New King in Town." But is 27 actually in town?
According to MplsArt.com, dude's gone. Apparently, he's from Minneapolis, where he's been painting for a couple years. Last November/December, the Soo Visual Arts Center hosted 27's solo show; a few Flickr commenters who claim to have been at the opening report that his dreamcatcher-esque images sold very well. We admire an out-of-towner getting up so quickly and deliberately in New York's right spots (even in the Williamsburg Glasslands Paint Room; flick we snapped last week below), but now he's back in the cold-ass Midwest. Looks like New York needs another hero!
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.