Making a Magic Bus

July 7, 2007

Give me a hundred
I won’t take under
Goes like thunder
It’s a bus-age wonder
Magic bus, magic bus, magic bus, magic bus
I want it, I want it, I want it 

— Pete Townshend, Magic Bus, 1968

Today, down by the South Brooklyn waterfront, I stumbled across a group of artists gathered in the street to paint a bus.

Armed with cans of spray paint and stencils, quenched by glasses of wine and cans of Red Bull, energized by the bright sunlight and the music of the Doors, they channelled the spirit of the 1960s and transformed a rather plain green vehicle into a thoroughly magic bus.

The Bus on Union Street
The Bus on Union Street

Paint cans on the table
Wine glasses and paint cans on the table

Stencil on the sidewalk
Stencil on the sidewalk

The crew at work
The crew at work

Working with white paint
Working with white paint

Section around window
Section around window

Trunk with Mr. T
Trunk with Mr. T

Reflector and skull
Reflector and skull

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