Showing posts with label murals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label murals. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This is no dream. This is really happening!

There's a great new Halloween-themed mural by BKFoxx up on the Third Street side of The Bean, 54 Second Ave. ... showing Mia Farrow from a scene in the 1968 horror classic "Rosemary's Baby." 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Woman, Life, Freedom

New (completed this past Monday) in First Street Green Art Park... a tribute mural of Mahsa Amini by Lexi Bella

The 22-year-old Amini died last month after she was taken into custody by Iran's morality police for reportedly not wearing her hijab properly. 

You can read more about the mural here

Iranian security forces killed at least 23 children in the ensuing protests this past month, Amnesty International reports.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Saturday's opening shot

A recent arrival outside the Second Avenue F stop — "There's no crying in street art" ... a take on the Tom Hanks' quote from "A League of Their Own" — "There’s no crying in baseball." 

Mural by @sacsix

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Wednesday's parting shot

New work in First Street Green Art Park... a collaboration between stencil-art legend Blek le Rat (@blekleratoriginal) and Tkid Alegend (@tkid170) ...

Blek has a new show at West Chelsea Contemporary on 10th Avenue through Sept. 25. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday's parting shots

Stencil-art legend Blek le Rat (@blekleratoriginal) created this tribute to his favorite artist, the "Shadow Man," Richard Hambleton, outside 50 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street...
Blek has a new show starting tomorrow at West Chelsea Contemporary on 10th Avenue ... 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday's opening shots

Photos by Stacie Joy

In-progress shots of a new mural by Bianca Romero at the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union on Avenue B at Third Street ... it will be finished soon... 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Pride outside the 2nd Avenue F stop

There's a new Pride Month mural — "Queer AF: Do Not Tread On Me" — outside the Second Avenue F stop... art by Rose Cory via @dustyrebel aka Daniel Albanese. Read more about his Queer Street Art documentary here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A look at the just-finished mural 'Ukraine: A History in Solidarity'

Photos by Steven

Yesterday, Ukrainian-born artist 
Misha Tyutyunik finished his mural at the Citizens Bank branch on Ninth Street and Second Avenue.

Here's a look at the final work...
He started the piece, titled "Ukraine: A History in Solidarity," on Saturday... which included a public participation segment. Read our previous post for more details.  

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday's parting shots

Photos by Mike Krautter

As reported earlier todayUkrainian-born artist Misha Tyutyunik (above, right) started painting a large-scale mural at the Citizens Bank branch on Ninth Street and Second Avenue.

The piece is titled "Ukraine: A History in Solidarity." From noon to 2, there was a public participation portion ...
In addition to the mural, Citizens is matching $25,000 in funds donated directly to the East Village-based Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA). 

Tyutyunik is expected to finish the mural tomorrow. 

H/T Steven!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A look at '340 E. 9th Street' on 2nd Avenue

You likely noticed the new mural going up on the north-facing portion of 128 Second Ave. just south of St. Mark's Place several weeks back.

At first glance, we figured it would be some sort of ad.

However, this turns out to be the first commission of this space by the Swiss Institute next door at 38 St. Mark's Place ...
The work is titled "340 E. 9th Street" by East Village-based artist Megan Marrin. 

Here's more via the Swiss Institute:
"340 E. 9th Street" is a painting of a photograph that accompanies an article published in the April 29, 1968 issue of New York magazine about the spread of public art across New York City. In the image, the building located at the titular address is shown in profile, adorned on its windowless side with a mural by pop-surrealist Allan D'Arcangelo (1930-1998). D'Arcangelo's untitled mural, completed in 1967, precipitated the formation of City Walls: a nonprofit, artist-led, city-spanning public arts initiative established in New York later that year. 

Facilitated by urban planner David Bromberg, City Walls murals came to fruition through direct conversations with building owners, who supplied participating artists with paint and access to walls. 
The resultant murals, made by artists including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Tania, Jason Crum and Knox Martin, in addition to D'Arcangelo and several others, share a vibrant color palette across playful, occasionally psychedelic, abstractions. As of January 2022, one mural produced by City Walls remains intact [on West Third Street W. between Mercer and Broadway]. 

Marrin is interested in the shifting intentions behind public murals in New York City, often questioning for whom these images and messages are created. D'Arcangelo's 1967 commission, a vertical roadway featuring plants, clouds and directional signage, is a quiet yet consequential entry into this history of public art. 
In 340 E. 9th Street, Marrin resurrects and recasts D'Arcangelo's work as a hybrid of what she considers the two predominant modes of contemporary mural making to now be: memorials and advertisements. 
The mural will be on display here until Sept. 1.

Top photo via the Swiss Institute. Allan D'Arcangelo’s 1967 mural appears courtesy of the Estate of Allan D'Arcangelo, licensed by VAGA and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Monday's parting shot

This holiday mural — an interpretation of Will Ferrell in "Elf" — went up over the weekend outside the Second Avenue F stop... work b@paolo_tolentino and @turtlecaps.

Flashback to last year's mural here.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11 and beyond on the Bowery

Adrian Wilson (@planndalism) created this mural earlier in the week on the gate at 262 Bowery near Stanton Street. 

He invited members of FDNY Ladder 20/Division 1 on Lafayette Street to add finishing touches to the mural. This Instagram post has more background. 

Mural space curated by the East Village-based Lisa Project.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Remembering Biz Markie

There's a new memorial in place for the late Biz Markie outside the Second Avenue F stop at East Houston. 

Will Power created the mural over the weekend for Markie, the legendary beatboxer, DJ and rapper who died on July 16 at age 57

Services for Markie, who was born in Harlem, were held this afternoon

The mural is expected to be up here for the next two weeks.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

A new work of fart on the Bowery

New on the gate at 246 Bowery (near Stanton): "Concept'yall Fart" by Mousel D'ohchamp ... Work by @plannedalism on space curated by the East Village-based Lisa Project. Pic by @catscoffeecreativity!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday's parting shot

Pro skateboarder Brian Anderson has finished his mural outside 50 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street... this Pride Month work coincides with his first board release (via Clown Skateboards) ... with proceeds going to the LISA Project.

Our previous post has more details. 

Photo today by Stacie Joy! 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

In progress: Skate Pride on Avenue A

Photos by Stacie Joy 

Pro skateboarder Brian Anderson is working on his very first mural outside 50 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street...
This is a collaboration between Clown Skateboards and the LISA Project... here's more about it via Anderson's Instagram account...

(not done yet):

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

'It's ok to cry'

Here's the new mural for June outside the F stop on Second Avenue at Houston. 

HUGO GYRL created this in honor of Sophie Xeon, the Grammy-nominated experimental pop artist, producer and trans-rights activist who died in a fall at age 34 in January

Per @hugogyrl's post on Instagram:
Happy pride Sophie; wish you were here to make your futuristic, post-Queer, post-body, post-music, music for us. Your work really touched me and it fucked me up when you died — I was always so excited to hear whatever you put out in the world.
While I was painting this, so many people stopped and expressed how much you meant to them. I'm not so great at portraits, but tons of people recognized you. Anyway, thanks for helping us envision a future, if that makes sense? You were/are a true creative icon, and a Queer and Trans Legend.
Photo by @hugogyrl

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday's parting shot

NYC Is Back, as seen on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue ... created yesterday by @degrupo and ... 

And this is the former St. Dymphna's, space... they are now open at 117 Avenue A.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday's opening shot

For anyone keeping track, the Blondie mural on Bleecker at the Bowery has been restored ... this after being tagged last month... after being restored back in December.

Shepard Fairy's mural has been here since August 2017.

Saturday, April 17, 2021