Photo: Allison SamuelsOne night in June, a young artist in cutoff jeans and paint-spattered Nike high-tops was walking down Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn. In his hand, he carried one of the main tools of his trade: a bucket brimming with wallpaper adhesive. He planned to use the stuff to affix a giant copy of one of his linoleum-cut prints to a nearby building. Suddenly, up drives one of New York City's finest, lights flashing and sirens blaring. "I told him I was going to my studio," says the artist, who works under the pseudonym Gaia. "But …
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