CULTURE & ARTS

The Stunning Street Art Murals Combating Graffiti In Jersey City

The New Jersey city gained two towering additions to its colorful street art scene this summer.

Jersey City’s colorful street art scene continues to evolve with the painting of two new towering murals this summer.

Artists from around the world have painted more than 130 pieces since 2013.

They range in size from Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s 180-foot-high depiction of the late British music icon David Bowie to smaller pieces on traffic boxes aimed at raising awareness about sustainability.

Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra's depiction of the late British music icon David Bowie in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra's depiction of the late British music icon David Bowie in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The latest enormous additions to the city’s anti-graffiti Jersey City Mural Arts Program came this summer courtesy of Germany-based artists MadC and 1010.

Check out MadC’s new piece here:

MadC's new mural in Jersey City.
MadC's new mural in Jersey City.

And 1010’s mural here:

The program has faced controversy in the six years since its inception, but authorities credit it with reducing vandalism as people arrested for graffiti are assigned to work with it for community service.

“We have had a total of eight individuals assigned who remove graffiti and apprentice with our professional artists,” a spokesperson for the City of Jersey City told HuffPost. “Many of them have gone on to create paid murals with our program.”

Check out the program’s interactive map of the murals here:

And more of the city’s street art below:

  • Asbel Dumpierre
    City of Jersey City
  • ASVP
    City of Jersey City
  • Beau Stanton
    City of Jersey City
  • Billy Mode and Chris Stain
    City of Jersey City
  • BK Foxx
    City of Jersey City
  • BMike
    City of Jersey City
  • Britt Ford
    City of Jersey City
  • Case Maclaim
    City of Jersey City
  • Catherine Hart
    City of Jersey City
  • Clarence Rich
    City of Jersey City
  • Crash and JMR
    City of Jersey City
  • DaveL
    City of Jersey City
  • DaveL
    City of Jersey City
  • Distort
    City of Jersey City
  • Distort
    City of Jersey City
  • Distort
    City of Jersey City
  • Distort and T.Dee
    City of Jersey City
  • Emilio Florentine
    City of Jersey City
  • Faith 47
    City of Jersey City
  • Fermin Mendoza
    City of Jersey City
  • Fintan
    City of Jersey City
  • Gaia and Pawn and Dasic Fernandez
    City of Jersey City
  • Gaia
    City of Jersey City
  • Geraluz and Werc
    City of Jersey City
  • Hannah Jo Brandt
    City of Jersey City
  • Hell Bent
    City of Jersey City
  • Karsky and Beyond
    City of Jersey City
  • Kremen Art
    City of Jersey City
  • Lawrence Ciarallo
    City of Jersey City
  • Lawrence Ciarallo
    City of Jersey City

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled the names of the artists Geraluz and Werc.

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