Thursday, December 17, 2015

A ballerina for 2nd Avenue

[Photo from August]

The mural by Brazilian twins Os Gêmeos has some company now on Second Avenue at East First Street...

We noticed someone working on the adjacent building in the empty lot last evening...

... and today...

We're told that it's the work of French street artist JR. (See his other NYC ballerinas here.)

You have some time to enjoy it before the 10-story building with 31 residences and ground-floor retail goes up here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: Gas station going, boutique hotel coming on Second Avenue? (31 comments)

BP station on 2nd Avenue closes this month

The 2nd Avenue BP station has closed

Report: 50,000 square feet of condos coming to the former 2nd Avenue BP station

Permits filed to demolish former 2nd Avenue BP station

More about the 10-story building taking the place of the former BP station at 24 2nd Ave.

A look inside the last East Village gas station

Check out the new 10-story building for the former 2nd Avenue BP station

Newsflash: It doesn't take long to demolish a gas station


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Anonymous said...

I wonder who finances these pieces? It must cost a pretty penny to get the building to go along with it, and the equipment, the artists, etc (these artists are too "big time" to be doing this independently and on their own volition).

My guess is that the developer is savvy enough to know that getting these artists involved will only make their project more buzzworthy/desireable, because "street art is so cool and hip".

Anonymous said...

You are right, this street art is pretty freaking cool. And cool things tend to be hip. So therefore it is hip and cool.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Pretty great!