On Saturday, November 19, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) will present Groundbreak, the inaugural exhibit in a rotating public art program for Artist Alley @ Extra Place. This exhibit is the latest in a series of temporary art installations in atypical locations in the East Village/Lower East Side through FABnyc's ArtUp program.
FABnyc recognizes Extra Place as a cultural marker in New York City's Punk and No Wave scene and its potential as fertile ground for a new generation of creative exchange. Abe Lincoln Jr., Jon Burgerman, and Ellis Gallagher are New York based artists who will reclaim the concrete sidewalk as their blank canvas.
And Bobby Williams has been keeping tabs on the progress for part of the week...
All this explains that "birthplace of punk" art.
Anyway, doesn't seem like too long ago when workers were removing the street art/graffiti from here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Extra Place now officially a Dead End
Meanwhile, Extra Place continues to maintain its proud heritage
Perhaps he just saw Extra Place for the first time in 15 years or so?
Looking at Extra Place