De La Vega spray can
A couple weeks ago, I was strolling along St. Marks in East Village when I passed De La Vega's store. He was out front, spray painting a Red Bull truck in front of his store.
I own some of De La Vega's artwork and even framed a paper shopping bag that he drew on for me.
I first learned about De La Vega when I lived in Central Harlem. I would ride the M7 bus across 110th Street and down 5th Avenue and see his artwork on a construction site near the northeast corner of Central Park. It stayed there for more than a year.