CULTURE & ARTS
14/08/2019 15:39 BST | Updated 03/12/2020 13:26 GMT

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.

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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:

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