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
ASVP
Beau Stanton
Billy Mode and Chris Stain
BK Foxx
BMike
Britt Ford
Case Maclaim
Catherine Hart
Clarence Rich
Crash and JMR
DaveL
DaveL
Distort
Distort
Distort
Distort and T.Dee
Emilio Florentine
Faith 47
Fermin Mendoza
Fintan
Gaia and Pawn and Dasic Fernandez
Gaia
Geraluz and Werc
Hannah Jo Brandt
Hell Bent
Karsky and Beyond
Kremen Art
Lawrence Ciarallo
Lawrence Ciarallo
Lisanne Lake
Marina Zumi
Mark Samsonovich
Mata Ruda
Mata Ruda
Nate Frizzell
Nelson Cekis
Pawn and Emilio Florentine
Pixel Pancho
Pixel Pancho
Queen Andrea
Rorshach Collective
Rorshach Collective
Ruben Sanchez
Seth
Shepard Fairey
Sue Works
UR New York
UR New York
Will Power
WK Interact
Zeh Palito
Zeh Palito

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