Bortusk Leer Blue Monster Says Hi

I discovered Bortusk Leer with my son two years ago in an area of Dumbo that is very popular with street artists. The old shipping warehouse on Water St. has had scaffolding for years (at least all the time I’ve seen it), which has provided an environment for lots of great graffiti. I took a bunch of photos that day and posted them on Flickr. And a week later my son and I did some Leer inspired chalking on our sidewalk in Brooklyn.

So when I saw the GIF-fiti assignment created by Paul Bond and the utterly amazing animations of Banksy’s street art which inspired the assignment, I thought of Leer. The animated gif of Banksy’s girl on a swing is some crazy impressive work that I could only aspire to do. And Paul created a very clever GIF of a piece of street art, so I’m happy to be the second one to complete this assignment, which Alan Levine basically goaded Paul into making.


2 responses to “Bortusk Leer Blue Monster Says Hi”

  1. Bortusk Leer Avatar
    Bortusk Leer

    Hello Michael
    Really like the waving monster and your sons art work.
    I’m having a show in New York at the moment for a couple of weeks at Culture Fix, 9 Clinton St on the lower East side. The opening is this Friday from 6. Be great if you could make it? Best wishes Bortusk

    1. mbransons Avatar

      Hey congrats on the show! I’ll definitely try and make it.