New York City is the epicenter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and there are a lot of black artists there.
But while the city is home to a wide variety of iconic art, from the most iconic works of the Civil War to the work of the likes of Paul Bostich, you might not know where to find your black art on the street.
In a recent article for Gothamist, Black artist Andrew Stoner shares a list of his favorite paint brands.
The list includes a few brands that are popular in New York’s hipster subculture—like the popular Blackbird Blackbird and the popular Bowery Boys Black and the Bold—but some of the more obscure brands you may have heard of include Blackbird Superb, Blackbird Noir, and Blackbird Blond.
Stoner also points out that Blackbird’s most recent collaboration with a famous graffiti artist, Zaytoven, was the first time the pair worked together.
Andrew Stoner: I love Blackbird, but I think they’re missing out on some of these more obscure and exciting brands.
If you can’t find Blackbird at any of these brands, you should definitely check out a black artist’s portfolio, as Blackbird is a really big brand.
Blackbird can really stand out from the crowd when it comes to its unique style and imagery, and they’re also a big seller on their own.
Zaytoev is the artist behind the Blackbird brand.
When it comes down to it, Stoner’s list of favorite black paint brands is definitely a great guide for the uninitiated.
The best part is that Stoner is just one of many black artists who have contributed to the Black Arts and Crafts movement, which is a thriving movement of artists working with traditional craft and black-influenced techniques in New Jersey.
You can learn more about Stoner and his work on his website.
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