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.