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102 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY, 10009
nr. First Ave.
By sapnardesai on 6/27/2011
Hi I love your drawings. I lived in NY for nearly over ten years and its only recently that I got to see your artwork when I visited an icecream shop called sedutto. I am going back to my country else I would have come and checked out the store at St Mark's.Until then, I will like for you to know that your work is inspiring, creative and honest. That said, I will be back to US and NY soon and one of the things I will like to do first and foremost is pay a visit to your store. Keep up the good work. Cheers Sapna. x
Cirars and Thai Dumplings
By bobejamison on 5/17/2011
Have hung out with James, enjoying a cigar after wolfing down some really good Thai dumplings from around the corner. Conversed on subjects from art to politics and religion. Always interesting, always provacative.. Once James gave me a painting. It hangs in our studio in New Hope. It makes me feel good when I look at it. Love the fish...
De La Vega Everyday
By letiphoto on 4/18/2011
I love walking the streets of NYC and bumping in to De La Vega's chalk messages. His messages just pop out of nowhere and they are beyond inspiring. Looking forward to bumping into him one day and have the chance to take his portrait! http://leticiavaldezfotografia.viewbook.com/
THE BECOME YOUR DREAM MOVEMENT
By Ginnie001 on 6/5/2010
I had been living in NYC for only 3 days when I first crossed paths with the "Become Your Dream" message written on the side of a refrigerator. This, to me, was a divine sign, a good omen- and I quickly sought out the person behind this movement. Now 3 years later, the DE LA VEGA MUSEUM has become a monthly stop for me. The energy of the music, the healing smell of the cigar, and the inspirational words makes this a place that feeds my soul. The museum attracts tons of tourists and tour groups, but I also see school groups, parents with their kids, young couples, supermodels, politicians, and locals who enjoy the chair installation out front. There is so much to see that you cannot do it all in one visit. And don't try to take photographs, which is against museum policy- I've seen staff members, who all don the same signature De La Vega look, throw people out for this. Though I don't think I'll ever be able to afford a painting, the tanks, tees, totes, and prints are small treasures.
BECOME YOUR DREAM
By vanessacrv on 5/8/2010
DE LA VEGA and his "Become Your Dream" message are an international movement that has it's foundations here in New York City. I was fortunate enough to visit the De La Vega Museum in Paris, where his presence and his message have made a huge impact on French culture, and DE LA VEGA's sayings have become part of everyday language. The museum is a transforming experience for adults and children. The philosophies are deep and can leave you in a state of mental aerobics for days. I love his journals and prints, and you can usually find an unforgettable gift for anyone in your price range.
Who is De La Vega?
By uessteve on 3/11/2010
What I've learned about De La Vega is that he is not from Spanish Harlem, went to school in Europe and not Cornell, and that he is not afraid to push the limits of social commentary. My girlfriend initially dragged me there, but now we have brought all of our friends and family, and it is very easy to spend a whole paycheck there. Love the fish, love Walter, and love seeing his artwork on my wark to work!
By nycmomsgroup on 3/11/2010
I am amazed at the other review because DE LA VEGA is inspiring, witty, and produces thought- which is what makes his artwork so important. The art is a mix of cute and racy, but family friendly. I have brought a group of 5th graders here. He is somewhat of a myth and I never know what really to believe, but he will definitely go down in history as one of New York City's most important artists. Merchandise is very reasonable when you consider his paintings sell for $100,000.
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