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, 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!

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 21, 2007

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