Showing posts with label Bowery Mural Wall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bowery Mural Wall. Show all posts

Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday's parting shot

A moment at the Bowery Mural Wall this evening ... via Lola Sáenz...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Checking in on the Bowery Mural Wall 'on pause'

Here's a look at the Bowery Mural Wall at Houston this evening.

As previously noted, people have been tagging the motorcycle mural by David Flores, the last commissioned art for the space. At one point it was completely covered.

This prompted Jessica Goldman Srebnick, co-chair of Goldman Properties and curator of this wall, to issue a statement on Instagram in late May:
The creative process is an utter joy to watch. Filling a fire extinguisher with paint and spraying to destroy a work of art is not talent. It is sad and not only ruins the opportunity for countless artists, it ruins the opportunity for a neighborhood to live with glorious world-class art. The Houston Bowery wall could be just another advertising wall, but we’d prefer it to be a powerful beacon of the best of a movement.

For now, we don’t wish to wipe away what’s been done, we are simply taking a break...

Also on the wall now: A wheatpaste of Goldman Srebnick holding a fire extinguisher, courtesy of @DeGruppo...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tuesday's parting shot

The motorcycle mural by David Flores here on the Bowery and Houston has been completely covered...

Updated 5/25

Thanks to the readers pointing us to the statement by Jessica Goldman Srebnick, co-chair of Goldman Properties and curator of this wall. Here's part of an Instagram post from yesterday:
The creative process is an utter joy to watch. Filling a fire extinguisher with paint and spraying to destroy a work of art is not talent. It is sad and not only ruins the opportunity for countless artists, it ruins the opportunity for a neighborhood to live with glorious world-class art. The Houston Bowery wall could be just another advertising wall, but we’d prefer it to be a powerful beacon of the best of a movement.

For now, we don’t wish to wipe away what’s been done, we are simply taking a break...

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Saturday's opening shot

The Bowery Mural Wall this morning... with a new "Hooligan" tag... and with remnants left behind from a car fire at the intersection yesterday...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A wrap at the Bowery Mural Wall

David Flores has wrapped up work at the Bowery Mural Wall after several days

According to a description of the work, the mosaic-style mural depicts "a motorcyclist driving into the street spreading florals out the back of the bike. The goal of the piece is to bring an element of fun to the daily lives of the community."

EVG photo from last night

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Motorcycle diary: In-progress look at the Bowery Mural Wall

Here is an in-progress look at the Bowery Mural Wall.. where David Flores, known for his mosaic style of artwork, started work several days ago on Houston at the Bowery.

According to a description of the work on the scene... 
...the mural depicts "a motorcyclist driving into the street spreading florals out the back of the bike. The goal of the piece is to bring an element of fun to the daily lives of the community."

Flores, who started as a graphic designer for several skateboard companies, is expected to finish the piece on Monday.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

David Flores next up for the Bowery Mural Wall

As noted on Sunday, workers recently buffed out the Bowery Mural Wall in anticipation of the next artist here at Houston. 

David Flores will be starting work this week for Goldman Global Arts...
A California native, Flores got his start as a graphic designer for several skateboard companies... and, per this bio, "is best known for his self-proclaimed stained glass and mosaic style." 

This video shows him working on a Bob Marley mural in Los Angeles back in 2019...

 

The previous work on the Bowery Mural Wall, titled "To Open a Portal," debuted in the fall of 2020.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Opening a portal at the Bowery Mural Wall


The latest work wrapped up at the Bowery Mural wall yesterday ... an elaborate, student-assisted creation via Groundswell and Raul Ayala titled "To Open a Portal" ...


This is a lousy photo (the glare!) at the wall that explains more about the work...