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

Saturday, April 10, 2021

How to download this Stop Asian Hate poster

Dragon76 recently painted this Stop Asian Hate mural on Chrystie and Hester (75 Chrystie St.) on the Lower East Side. 
East Village Walls, who sponsored this work, has teamed up with the artist to make free digital prints available to download via this Dropbox link

A free print was also going to be available today (4/10) at BAMBŪ at 124 Hester St. while supplies last. 

Per East Village Walls: 
Display it, share it, protest with it.
Be the change. Be the voice. Be active.
Do more.
We can all make a difference because it's time to stop the hate.
Awareness, Solidarity, Action.

The Welcome to Chinatown site has more information on ways to help businesses in this neighborhood. Think!Chinatown is another good resource. 

Photo by @elliephantdreams via @EastVillageWalls

Monday, March 29, 2021

Subway Dreams on 2nd Street

NYC-based illustrator Peach Tao has a new mural up on Second Street at First Avenue (outside the First Avenue Laundry Center).

There are a lot of details in the mural ... including a tribute to the Asian grandmother in San Francisco who fought back against someone randomly attacking her...
EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these photos of the work in progress late last week...
In the summer of 2019, Peach helped paint a new sign at Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

On the Bowery: Stop Asian Hate

As seen at 246 Bowery at Stanton — #StopAsianHate, a mural by @plannedalism in collaboration with @lisaprojectnyc.

This CNBC article from Wednesday has more on the rise in anti-Asian violence and its impact on the restaurant industry. 

A group of restaurateurs, including many in the East Village (886, Málà Project and Nowon), have joined forces to raise awareness via a #EnoughIsEnough campaign. Read more about it at Eater

Welcome to Chinatown is also a good resource for how to support businesses in that neighborhood.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ruh-roh! Scooby-Doo looks extremely angry here on St. Mark's Place

Looks like we've got another mystery on our hands. Here's the new-ish Scooby-Doo mural on the rolldown gate at Min Sushi at 32 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

And why is Scooby looking supremely — and uncharacteristically — pissed?  

Monday, December 14, 2020

Restoring the Blondie mural on Bleecker and the Bowery

Over the weekend, the artist @praxis_vgz (h/t the LISA Project NYC) restored Shepard Fairy's Blondie mural on Bleecker at the Bowery. (Thanks to Robert Miner for the above photo!)

The mural had been tagged multiple times in recent months, as our friend Alex noted back in August ...
The mural has been here since August 2017.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Here's a look at the final RBG mural on 1st Avenue and 11th Street

After nearly two weeks of work, @ellestreetart has finished the RBG mural on the southwest corner of First Avenue and 11th Street (first reported here).

Vinny & O shared the top photo... and Elle posed for a few photos afterwards (thanks Lola Saénz for these photos) ... 
The artist wrote a statement on Instagram explaining all the elements of the mural of the late associate justice of the Supreme Court. 

Earlier this month, workers removed Shepard Fairey's "Rise Above" mural that had been on this space for the past four years.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

RBG mural work resumes

After a few days of rain, @ellestreetart is back at work on the RBG mural on the southwest corner of First Avenue and 11th Street (first reported here) ... she started on Monday...
Earlier this month, workers removed Shepard Fairey's "Rise Above" mural that had been on this space for the past four years.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

RBG for 1st and 11th

Here's an in-progress look at the new RBG mural going up on the southwest corner of First Avenue and 11th Street... the mural is by @ellestreetart.

Earlier this month, workers removed Shepard Fairey's "Rise Above" mural that had been on this space for the past four years.

And as several people have already noted, this will be quite the contrast to the Michael Jackson mural on the southeast corner of First Avenue and 11th Street...

Thanks to William Klayer for the photo... and to Lola Sáenz for the initial tip!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fly by night

EVG contributor Stacie Joy caught up with East Village-based artist Scooter LaForge last night... he was creating a new work on the Fourth Street side of the former B Bar & Grill on the Bowery...

And a daytime view...

Monday, September 28, 2020

A belated happy birthday to Pedro A. Campos

ICYMI: There's a new mural (as of mid-September) on the southwest corner of Avenue C at 12th Street ... Marthalicia Matarrita created this work of Pedro Albizu Campos (1891-1965),  father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement. 

The mural helped mark the birthday (Sept. 12) of Campos, after whom Campos Plaza across the street is named. 

Thanks to the reader for the above photo... and here's another angle that includes the Puerto Rican flag...

Friday, September 25, 2020

Tats Cru pay tribute to Bittman 'Bimbo' Rivas on 2nd Street

Photos by Stacie Joy

Tats Cru created a new mural this week on Second Street at Avenue A... paying tribute to Bittman John "Bimbo" Rivas (1939-1992), who coined the term "Loisaida" in 1974...

There are also street scenes that depict these COVID-19 times...

H/T KTMac!

Monday, September 21, 2020

'Project Stun' at the F stop on 2nd Avenue

In case you haven't been by the Second Avenue F stop at Houston... FL00D and Stänzi have collaborated to create "Project Stun," described as "a hybrid street art and animated experience," on view (and digitally here) through September.

Via the EVG inbox:
Paying homage to local culture and creativity from decades past, "Project Stun" emits hope upon the streets of New York City. These words hold power — letter by letter, chaotic expression seeps through in philosophies of NYHC, iconic musical influences (Bad Brains, CBGB) and signature motifs from the creators' archives.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A tribute to Elijah McClain in First Street Green Art Park

New this past week in First Street Green Art Park ... a tribute to Elijah McClain by the Brooklyn-based artist Vincent Ballentine.

As he wrote on Instagram:

#elijahmcclain was a specifically painful story for me. After teaching art for 5 years, he reminds me of all the young men I’ve worked with. To the artsy, sensitive, introverted and magical minds, you have purpose.

Elijah McClain was walking home from a convenience store in Aurora, Colo., carrying a bottle of iced tea last August when three police officers tackled him after receiving a 911 call about a suspicious man in a ski mask. McClain, a 23-year-old massage who taught himself how to play violin and guitar, was put in a stranglehold by police and injected with ketamine. He died six days later.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Oscar watch on 2nd Street

Over the weekend, artist Early Riser (aka Lauren Elzbi) completed a mural alongside the 1st Ave. Laundry Center on Second Street at First Avenue, as EVG contributor Stacie Joy reported.

The subject: local pup Oscar Madison, a special needs rescue...

[Photo via @earlyrisernyc]

The 12-foot-tall work is titled "I am strong, I am equal." She completed the mural using freehand, brush and a couple stencils, all in acrylic.

And here's the artist and Oscar with his human companion, Rick Van Benschoten ...

And this is the latest mural along this stretch of Second Street that's curated by East Village Walls...

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday's parting shot

The mural for July outside the Second Avenue F stop... art by Sara Erenthal...

Monday, July 6, 2020

On 2nd Street: Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

This mural, titled "unalienable," went up over the holiday weekend alongside the 1st Ave. Laundry Center on Second Street at First Avenue. The work — freehand spray — is by BKFoxx.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Making their mark on St. Mark's Place

A look at the new murals that went up Thursday on the north side of St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue...




[@robotswillkill, @chrisrwk & @zeroproductivity]



Sunday, May 17, 2020

You got love on your side

Queen Andrea completed this We ❤️ New York mural on Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street back on Thursday.

And on this topic, in case you haven't seen the marquee over at Webster Hall on 11th Street...

Headline H/T

Friday, February 28, 2020

Here's the completed mural of Kobe and Gianna Bryant on the Lower East Side

After a week, Mark Paul Deren, aka Madsteez, has finished his tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant outside the complex that houses Sun Yat Sen Middle School and Emma Lazarus High School on Hester and Eldridge...

East Village Walls curates this space, and the students here reportedly voted on who they wanted a mural of outside their school.

The mural is based of a photo by Atiba Jefferson.

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed alongside seven other people on Jan. 26 when the helicopter they were in crashed in California.