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Some of the most talented street artists working in New York City invited me to come document them last night while they put up their art for the 21st Precinct Show opening this weekend at 327 East 22nd Street. Hanging out with uber gifted artists is hands-down fun. Music, drinking, boy talk, laughing, all while colorful characters go up on walls, changing a drab environment into a whole new world. As much as I enjoy watching these kick-ass ladies do gorgeous paintings all with a spray can, it’s really satisfying to see other people’s reactions at how talented these women are (though they remain incredibly humble). Here in a former police precinct, almost every working street artist in New York has a presence; from Sheryo & The Yok, Vexta, Iena Cruz, and Adam Dare to ELLE, Shiro One, Curtis Kulig, Pixote, and more. It’s been a project three months in the making and though these women just started working on their walls earlier this week, they knocked it out in true Lexi & Danielle fashion, leaving behind two compelling portraits each, wrapping around a hallway wall on the third floor. When I left them at 1 AM last night, Danielle had finished up while Lexi was putting the finishing pink and blue touches on her second girl, sticking to her motto ‘gotta keep painting, gotta keep painting.’ Here is a sneak peek.