Thursday, May 1, 2008


If you're a Joni Mitchell fan, you probably know her song "For Free," about a street musician and the contrast between the music "he played real good, on his clarinet, for free" and her own music, which people paid to hear.

Like that street singer, there are so many artists in New York who simply give away their work. Here's an example: I found this book tucked into a window grate in Chelsea. The cover is by a couple of artists -- Infinity and Royce Bannon -- from the so-called Endless Love Crew. Inside, it was a published comic book or graphic novel.

I was sorely tempted to take it. But I didn't, in the spirit of making art available "For Free."


Anonymous said...

That's so cool!

Love the infinity shapes floating around on the front cover of the book.

No one does that kind of public art in DC. Thank you so much for sharing some of your city's incredible magic. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

That's very cool Steve.

Anonymous said...

Dennis finds the 'you' written on the stone unbearable romantic.....sigh...

Anonymous said...

I love this sort of "recycling".
I found an art book in Williamsburg that somebody left similarly, for whoever wants it, for free.

All the best,

Saw Lady

Anonymous said...

bravo steve you did the right thing...I must agree with dennis regarding the scrawled you