Street art photo of the week: Hooded angel by A.S.V.P.

Is this the dawn of robber chic? This poster by artist A.S.V.P. combines the ski mask and scowl of a 1980s NYC mugger with adorable hearts and an angelic halo.

It makes me a little nostalgic for the “wildings” of years past– although I was in elementary school when groups of teens supposedly terrorized strangers on city streets. Most of my knowledge of the practice comes from the classic film, “The Warriors.”

Poster by street artist ASVP taken in the East Village, NYC, November 2010.Photo: A.S.V.P. poster on Third Avenue near 13th Street, November 2010.

This wheat-paste poster grabbed my attention when I was walking down Third Avenue in the East Village. It’s plastered near the shuttered remains of Cosmic Cantina, a burrito joint popular with NYU students.

You’ll find similar images by street artist A.S.V.P. in Williamsburg and Soho. To see more of the artist’s work, visit the Global Graphica blog. The site features several colorful graphic posters by A.S.V.P and other artists.


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About Leslie Koch

I'm a New Yorker with a passion for travel and art. I founded after returning from a year-long backpacking trip around the world. Find me on Twitter at @leslietravel.