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Night In The Rotten Apple (Early 80s NYC Painting) by FastLaneIllustration Night In The Rotten Apple (Early 80s NYC Painting) by FastLaneIllustration
Here's my latest painting portraying New York City in its grittiest and dingiest time period in the late 1970s and early 1980s showing you in an un-sugar coated portrayal of how it looked in what is often considered it's worst era. What's today lined with Broadway Theaters, high end department stores, souvenir shops, and expensive restaurants, was once lined with brothels, bars, and a whole mix of other questionable nightlife businesses complete with the dicey characters that roam the streets as a result of those places at that time. I'm normally not too metaphorical with my artwork, but I decided to be this time: Just like in the instance of us as people, Every city has it's dirty little secrets, and time periods where certain issues were rampant. But with the right measures taken, in conjunction with time, the city is able to overcome these issues, and improve upon itself, much in the same way that we are able to change ourselves as people with the help of God above and time both on our side. It was not easy to clean up New York, and to this day it still has a certain grittiness to it, but it's a journey that isn't all completed at once. Much in the same way that we will always have our shortcomings, and persistent issues as people, but we are a on a journey, not at a destination. Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this painting. All Fast Lane Illustration artwork by Ryan Sardachuk. Click the link to join the Official facebook page: www.facebook.com/FastLaneDesign or visit the new official website at www.fastlaneillustration.com
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CryptJam Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist
Hey! I really like your work. Can I may use this as cover artwork for my music project's newest tape ? This would be great! :) I will credit you, for sure.
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coop--deville Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
bitchin!!
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Lorado69 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this piece! The lighting, rain and general atmosphere are great!
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Propellorhead Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As rotten as it may be, I find the image quite beautiful and colourful!  Great work!
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devilscalling Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
what the land yacht on the right?
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FastLaneIllustration Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
1971 Lincoln Continental
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Photographer

looks good, nice messahind it too.

Is your Pontiac still in the shop?

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Blsdesq Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Words well written, awesome artwork!!!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
so nice
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artluvr4life Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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duallygirl178 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
nice.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Whoa awesome!
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