1. Owen Dippie in Bushwick
Owen Dipple (Image via 5 Boros)
It’s not a big secret that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are named after famous painters, poets and sculptors. Leonardo, who leads, is named after Leonardo da Vinci. Donatello, who does machines, is named after Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi. Raphael, who is cool and crude, is named after Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. And Michelangelo, he’s a party dude, is named after Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
There have been many street art pieces paying homage to the TMNT, some made by French street artist Invader, during his stay in the city earlier this year. What Owen Dippie, a street artist from New Zealand does here, is give the inspiration for “heroes in a half-shell” the chance to wear the iconic colored masks that have appeared in movies, comics and countless cartoons, since the late 80s.
Don’t forget to check out our Street Art Archive. Also, if you want to see more great street art pieces we talked about in 2015, check out our mid-year Top 10. If you want to go further back, you can also see what made our top 10 in 2014.
His New Year’s Resolution is to sing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song at a karaoke bar at least once. To make sure he does, follow the author on twitter @ChrisLInoa