1. Os Gemeos on the Lower East Side

It has been a very long time since Os Gemeos, the twin artists from South America, gave New York City another giant mural (though they’ve got a midnight installation in Times Square this month). This piece between 1st and 2nd Avenue in the Lower East Side features one of their idiosyncratic characters, seemingly pushing himself out of the building as if moving from one plane of existence to another. The giant mural makes numerous homages to Hip Hop culture, as can be seen from the boombox to the way the character wears his snapback. Os Gemeos owe a lot to Hip Hop culture, for they started as graffiti artists before becoming international superstars. Now if we could just get them to do a mural in the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, that would be pretty great.

Don’t forget to check out the Top 10 Graffiti and Street Art Pieces for the first half of 2015 and our Street Art Archive.

Currently trapped in Times Square with no idea of what’s up or down, or which ones are the painted ladies and which ones are the menaces to society.