Midweek Photo: Alan Street’s Coney Island

We got a photo of this lovely painting recently purchased by a Sheepshead Bites reader (who can reveal himself if he wishes, but I figured it best not to identify people with valuable art in their homes). This is an Alan Streets original streetscape of Coney Island.

Streets is a rising star in the contemporary art scene and has been compared to Picasso, van Gough, and Basquiat. A native of London, Streets is paranoid schizophrenic and uses his art as a form or therapy. His influences include New York graffiti, Hieronymus Bosch, and Salvador Dali.

You can find out more about Streets by visiting his website or watching the documentary My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures, which follows Streets for six years in London and New York City.