Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Supper's 1970s-style subway-car look on 2nd Street



A legendary NYC graffiti artist has created murals for the awnings at Supper on Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.



East Village restaurateur Frank Prisinzano (Frank, Lil' Frankie's) commissioned GHOST, described as "one of the last kings of the New York City train writing era," to do the work on the restaurant as well as the building next door, home to Flux Studios.

GHOST and GIZ completed the 1970s-style work last week.

"Back in the 70s and 80s graffiti was what made me feel at home in NYC," Prisinzano told me via email. "It gave off a constant urban pulse that I think was very calming for everyone. The idea that street art can’t be suppressed and that it’s really the neighborhood bulletin board is what I want you to feel when you look at the work we just did at Supper."

Here's a better look via this photo by EVG regular Salim...


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6 comments:

Gojira said...

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I used to love the painted subway cars; every time a string of them rolled by it was like an art show on wheels, bringing color into the gloomy stations. The first time I went to Boston in 1980, I remember how struck I was by the fact that there was not a splash of graffiti anywhere in their transit system, and how boring and sterile it looked. Love this awning!

Anonymous said...

Freakin' Awesome!

marjorie said...

Looks great! (And yum, Supper's lemon pasta and fennel salad...)

Anonymous said...

Cool!

BushwickGrillClub said...

While I was not in NYC during the heyday of bombed subway cars, I'd gladly welcome them back as someone whose backyard overlooks the M Train in Bushwick. I'd much prefer seeing great artwork to the current I Heart NY ads on the sides of cars.

Anonymous said...

Dope!