New Norms and Social Realities

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New Norms and Social Realities

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Sign designed and posted by the Metropolitan Transit Authority
Subway closed for disinfection (and possibly to reduce the number of homeless people sleeping on trains) during Covid-19. A significant change for the city and its residents.

Practice Safe Six
A wheatpaste of a couple holding each other, faces close together. The man is wearing a suit and tie, and the women has on a bright red top. Both are masked. A bright yellow circle behind the man's head reads "Practice safe six," a plan on words of…

No School Shootings
A wheatpaste piece, adhered to a wood panel, depicting a girl wearing a yellow dress with a white apron, a blue medical mask, and a graduation cap. She is holding a bright red heart, and another smaller heart appears sewn on the skirt of her dress.…

Wake Me Up When It's Over
A wheatpaste piece featuring a painting of a man, asleep in bed and wearing a mask. The headboard of the bed reads "Wake me up when it's over," and an alarm clock on the nightstand reads "20:20" in reference to the year.

TOUCH ME, PLEASE!
An anatomically-correct heart wearing a mask painted on a wall. A speech bubble comes from an eye above the heart, stating ‘TOUCH ME, PLEASE’. Both the eye and heart are dripping a green substance. Below the heart are spray painted letters applied…

Man and woman with face masks
A man and woman wearing face masks to protect from the Coronavirus. This is situated on a wall next to a series of murals relating to the murder of George Floyd.

Mask and Gloves over Eyes
A face covered below with a mask and above with gloved hands, leaving only the eyes uncovered.

Woman in Gas Mask
A pink-haired woman wearing a gasmask.

Ball and Chain
This stencil portrays the coronavirus as a ball and chain shackled to a man's ankle. The man is black and white, but the coronavirus is painted green.

Stick a Fork in Me I'm Done
This piece depicts a woman wearing a mask and pink apron, carrying a large turkey on a platter. The mask has "2020" written across it, while the apron has the text "stick a form in me I'm done" written on it.

Uncle Sam Vote
This piece features an Uncle Sam, depicted as a person of color, wearing a mask that says "Vote" across it.

Девочки [Girls]
This image depicts a woman and her reflection, in a heart shape, one wearing a face mask, and with "2020" written between them.

Caption from photographer:

Девчонки - из свеженького омского стрит-арта. Из горячих новостей - масочный режим в…

Girl with karavai (bread) gets a mask
Mural is of a woman in traditional Russian folk costume, holding a traditional loaf of bread used in welcoming ceremonies. The original mural has faded since its 2019 creation, and in 2020 a face mask was added to her.

Sponsored by the…

The New Monday
On a white wall with a light fixture at the top is a wheatpasted image of a man sitting on a chair. He is wearing a white collar shirt, tie, and blazer on top, with white boxers and no pants. He is wearing socks held up with garters and slippers and…

Supper for Six
This wheatpaste graffiti shows a representation of the mural painting, The Last Supper. Jesus stands in the center of the image wearing a mask. His arms are outstretched, dividing the table and the apostles into two sections. The graffiti illustrates…

Covid-Cola
This whaetpaste shows an altered Coca-Cola advertisement. A family gathers around a table with a Christmas tree in the background. Each figure is wearing a face mask and the text is changed to read: "Covid-Cola: Everyday is a 6 People Celebration."…

Stay 1 Owl Apart
Photo of wheatpaste poster taken during England's third lockdown. Posted on top of layers of torn posters. Shows two silhouettes separated by a figure of an owl with spread wings.

Masked Fishmonger
This image depicts a man, presumably a fishmonger, wearing a face mask and holding up a fish. The original Instagram post contains the tags: #covid19 #coronastreetart @coronastreetart

Non-compliance masker
This image depicts a man in glasses, yelling, with a fragmented face and a face mask pulled above his mouth.

Asfixiado [Suffocated]
This image depicts a mural of an enraged man biting down on a face mask and raising his clenched fists.
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