Brooklyn street artist RAE created this wonderfully quirky sculpture the other day in Coney Island. The figure made from a chair and pieces of a police barrier strikes a debonair pose in his shiny metal top hat and painted cane. We hope he sticks around. In January, RJ Rushmore of street art blog Vandalog named RAE one of the “10 Street Artists to Watch in 2013″ in an article for Complex:
Rae practices good placement, which is one of the most important considerations for exciting street art. He installed a sculpture at a New York City Subway station entrance that looked like a piece of public art and a mural in Chicago that took into account the surrounding trees. I can’t wait to see what he tries next.
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September 2, 2012: Art of the Day: World’s Smallest Woman Arrives in Coney Island
February 5, 2012: Botched Job: Coney Island Art Exiled by Thor Equities
October 10, 2011: Photo of the Day: Coney Island’s Famed “Hey Joey!” Doomed
April 15, 2011: Photo Album: Whimsical Murals Blossom in Coney Island