New York Sidewalk Art Giclee

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New York Sidewalk Art Giclee

I entered New York coming from London Heathrow airport. It was around mid july, 1968 and people at JFK International Airport were still fuzzy about Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. Stanley Kubrick’s “2001” had just been released a few months earlier and I had hated it. Well, I was 7. What would you expect? Now I really heat it, but at least I find it interesting… don’t exactly know why…

Being raised in São Paulo helped a lot in a city as large as New York at the time. I new how not to get in trouble and stayed near my parents while absorbing the wonders of an American Metropolis.

It was not the first time I had been there in the US. About 6 months prior to that we had been visiting the Matarazzo’s, a couple that we new from Brazil. Aunt Martha had been my mothers classmate in psychology college back home and her husband was getting his master’s in Economy in a foreign student program in Lansing, Michigan.

The thing that impressed me the most on the streets of New York were the wide measures of the sidewalks. Even now, decades later wide sidewalks are still very rare here in Brazil. I just love how Americans know how to manage the space around into their advantage. We, Brazilian are too greedy for that.

Also, as I was already showing up my inclination for art, my mother was careful to show me some art galleries that would would not be boring for a 7 year old  kid. Mostly pop art poster stuff. She also brought back home some cool Van Gogh poster prints.

The painting above is based on a photo I took years ago. I think it is a Soho scene so I named it after it. After all, I find Soho one of the most fantastic places of any large city I have been to.

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4 thoughts on “New York Sidewalk Art Giclee

  • March 20, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Nice post.

    What impressed me most; is the great role that your mother affected in your life.

    She did a great job in building your art character. This reminds me that we should focus on our child’s talents.
    By doing small things, we can help our children discover their talents and build it by themselves.

    Thank you

    • March 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Hello, Daria, Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comments.

      Yes, you are absolutely right. My mother played a MAJOR role in that. Without her, I would never be the artist I am today. She made me look at the world with an artist’s eye. My parents were separated and she was an artist too. I was an only child. We were great friends and spent a lot of time together. Coudn’t be different. But it wouldn’t be fair not to mention my father here. After she died and I went to live with him, he was always supportive and helped me prepare for architecture college admission by putting me in an art school.

      Please pay attention to your kids and your kid’s kids talents. And everybody else’s too…. even yours.


  • March 20, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Hey there Caito,
    Very beautiful, did you make this art yourself? I don’t know how to appreciate art but I do know that it takes up all the energy to focus on your passion and emotion when an artist paints.

    My brother is an architect and he does that, he sometimes paint in order to sharpen his creativity and keep it flowing. It would be my greatest dream to see the world as an artist, keep up the good work my good man.

    • March 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Hello, Riaz,

      Thanks for stopping by again. Yes, that one is also mine. Tell you what: let’s propose a challenge here. Everyday when you get out of your house, try to list at least 10 things that you suspect are influenced, in any way, by art. Put that on paper. Make weekly lists. Then, every week, talk to your brother about what you saw.



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