Artist Interview #2: Street Artist “Para” – The Godfather Of Apparel Art – New York City

In this video, I want to share with you an interview I did with a street artist named, “Para”, that I met in Times Square which is the most popular tourist spot in New York City.

Para is recognized as the “Godfather” of apparel art in Times Square by his peers because he was one of the first street artists to begin creating and selling his art in Times square for the last 12 years.

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“Para” the godfather of apparel art in Times Square, New York City (circa 2015)

As you walk through Times Square you will notice many apparel artists everywhere.

In addition to being one of the first street artist to get starting creating and selling apparel art in Times Square…

Para has been responsible for teaching, training and helping many young street artists to learn the art of creating and selling apparel art in Times Square.

I wanted to do this interview with Para because I noticed how genuine and authentic he was about his art and helping other upcoming artists with sincerity.

In this interview, you will learn:

  • How to get started in apparel art.
  • What tools and materials you need.
  • What type of training or art skills you need to succeed in apparel art.
  • What permits or licenses you need to sell street art in New York City.
  • How to handle rejection.
  • How to fix mistakes in your apparel art.

…and most importantly, how much money can someone make selling apparel art on the streets.

You will also get to see how Para sells his hats to people passing by and get a feel for what it takes to sell your apparel on the streets.

You can contact street apparel artist, Para at:

Check out his site at:

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Para’s apparel catalog.

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