This isn't the work of some hoodlum. The tagger/artist behind the spray paint is Brooklynite Michael McLeer, a.k.a. Kaves, whose work has been featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in the loft of MTV's Real World: Brooklyn show. The respected artist is even in the Graffiti Hall of Fame. In addition to Kaves' artwork, you'll get to see a piece from hotel General Manager Rob Cartwright, who's also a graffiti artist.
To accompany the hotel's Art Hall exhibit, there's an Outlaw pop-up shop in the lobby. There you can peruse original art, sneakers and graffiti art books like Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers.
"Outlaw" runs through September 25. Although the Blackstone is really getting behind graffiti art, we advise you not to do any tagging in your room.
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