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Playing Koi

People have asked me for years what is the meaning or purpose of the koi I stencil on sidewalks across America. Well the answer may be simple but it has a lot of meanings both to me as a person and to the symbols of harmony, strength, good fortune, friendship,…
November 12, 2015
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Queering the Street Art Scene with Jeremy Novy

Jeremy Novy’s eighteen-year stint stenciling and wheatpasting hasn’t been the easiest. Navigating a scene that has long been cis-bro and homophobic, Novy’s dedicated duration to creating sidewalk koi, queer CareBears, bondage boys and other relics of colorful camp loudly and proudly has upped queer visibility in street art. Celebrating pop…
September 15, 2015
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Queer Street Art: Dragqueens und Glücksbärchen

San Francisco based street artist Jeremy Novy is a pioneer in the Queer Street Art movement. His in-your-face street art, which has featured (but is not limited to) drag queens, penises and homosexual imagery has made headlines across the country. Novy funneled that attention into curating an exhibit called “A…
May 12, 2015
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Art and/or Vandalism

"Jeremy Novy is dabbling into both, or attempting to. He seems to be at a brink of popularity where he'd probably like to turn this into a profitable but instead is in legal trouble for some of his work in San Francisco." Case was dismissed in April 2014
April 11, 2014
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10 Questions with SF Street Artist Jeremy Novy

San Francisco based street artist Jeremy Novy is a pioneer in the Queer Street Art movement. His in-your-face street art, which has featured (but is not limited to) drag queens, penises and homosexual imagery has made headlines across the country. Novy funneled that attention into curating an exhibit called “A…
July 11, 2011
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S.F. Artist Jeremy Novy Thrives in Outdoor Gallery

Scribbling in a language of doodles, stencils and graffiti, Novy uses underground street art to honor San Francisco's gay history. Much as Keith Haring's anonymous chalk drawings in the New York subways drew attention to gay culture in the 1980s, Novy is emerging as San Francisco's street whisperer.
November 12, 2010