Steed Taylor: Magic Hour ~ a Road Tattoo to be Created in The Garment District August 4th

 

 

 

Steed Taylor building a path ‘Magic Hour’ in the Garment District. Image via Steed Taylor on Instagram.

The Garment District Alliance will unveil a 225-foot-long painted mural by local artist, Steed Taylor. Broadway in the Garment District will receive a custom ‘road tattoo’, titled Magic Hour, created by local artist Steed Taylor. Presented by the Garment District Alliance, the 225-foot-long painted road mural stretches from 39th to 40th Streets on Broadway in the Garment District and will be available to the public through this fall. New Yorkers can watch the design come to life, as artist Steed Taylor finalizes the mural on Wednesday, August 4th. The artwork is also part of GDA’s summer programming, which features Broadway Rhythm, a series of weekly musical performances from 12 – 2pm on the Garment District plazas.

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The Audubon Mural Project adds a Stunning Mosaic ~ Trumpeter Swans

 

 

 

Trumpeter Swan mosaic by Carlos Pinto and John Sear @163rd and B’Way (click on image for more) photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

in 2014, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & ___ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The project consisted of painting avian-themed murals on more than 300 gates and windows in the neighborhood, promoting the society’s climate-change-awareness campaign. Fast forward to 2020 ~ The Audubon Mural Project completed its first public mosaic, after two-years of work, unveiling in December, 2020 ~ Trumpeter Swans on Broadway and 163rd Street.

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Let’s Take a Trip to an Exhibition in Château de Belcastel, Aveyron, France

 

 

 

Vernissage of LEGEND exhibition, with the artists in the first row and BEZT’s mural in the background

Let’s take a trip ~ to a new street art exhibition on the walls of a castle in Aveyron, France.

The Château de Belcastel is a medieval castle in the village and commune of Belcastel, in the Aveyron département of France. It was officially declared a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture in 1928. It is here that visitors will find a street art exhibition of murals, paintings and lithography entitled Legend ~ A group exhibition with seven internationally established contemporary painters who have interpreted the rich history of this medieval warrior fortress through its legends and lore.

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‘Rice Terraces’ by Dasic Fernandez the 2021 Doyers Street NYC DOT Asphalt Art Activations Street Mural

 

 

 

New Street Mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown entitled Rice Terraces by artist Dasic Fernandez. Image via Instagram

Chilean-born New York street artist Dasic Fernandez was the commissioned artist for this year’s NYC DOT’s ‘Asphalt Art Activations‘ mural project on the historic Doyers Street in Chinatown. Her mural, which was unveiled this week, is entitled Rice Terraces and spans the entire 4,851 square feet, at 200 feet long. The artwork was unveiled this week.

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Assembly for Chinatown creates Vibrant Murals for Chinatown Restaurants

 

 

 

Site #5: 388 Deli & Cafe ~ 1 Eldrige with mural by Sara Bao. Image via thinkchinatown.org

A women-led team consisting of Rachel Chaos of Chaos Built, A+A+A Design Studio’s Andrea, Ari and Ashley, and the mural artists, Kat Lam, Rose Wong, Jennifer Palomaa, sarula Bao, Jia Sung, Vanessa Nguyen and Chanel Miller, with Volunteer Coordinator, Alison Chi and On-Site Coordinator, Alice Liu, along with Yin Kong, project curator and producer joined forces with Think!Chinatown to launch ‘Assembly for Chinatown‘ ~ beautifully personalized open-air outdoor dining spaces on nine sites for thirteen businesses (and more to come).

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Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate Mural Unveiled in Chinatown

 

 

Stop the Hate mural by artist Bianco Romero. Image via CBS news.

The mural, Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate by New York-based Korean and Spanish artist Bianco Romero was unveiled on Saturday, May 22nd on the side of the building housing  the New York Chinese Alliance Church.

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Uptown Grand Central Unveils Blocks of Canvas Fencing ~ Continuing The Uptown Grandscale II Mural Project in East Harlem, 2021

 

 

 

Uptown Grandscale on East 125th Street ~ BLAZAYny

The Uptown Grandscale Mural Project is back!  Uptown Grand Central unveiled canvas fencing extending all the way to Third Avenue, kicking-off the opening of our City with color and fun. In this second edition of Uptown Grandscale, murals were painted by more than 100 artists in May, June and July, with a closing celebration ~ The Roller Jam ~ on Saturday, July 10th from Noon to 7:00pm at the newly renovated 125th Street Plaza at Park Avenue.

The Roller Jam will be headlined by D.J. Ted Smooth, D.J. Arson, the World Famous Brucie B. Kool D.J. Red Alert, Ninoflex and D.J. Kenny Maneuver. Roller skates will be available for rent, and the African-American Roller Skate Museum will also be on hand to share historical perspective. Participating artists will give a tour of the murals ~ art tour at 3:00pm.

Sign up for the free closing party murals tour Here!

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Carmen Herrera Mural Unveiled at JHS99 in East Harlem

 

 

 

Unveiling Image via Publicolor on Twitter!

The much anticipated Carmen Herrera designed mural, Uno Dos Tres, was unveiled today (November 5, 2020) in East Harlem’s JHS99, which houses semi-autonomous ‘mini-schools.’  Through the spring and summer of 2020, the artist worked with the nonprofit Publicolor to install the 54-foot wide by 17-foot tall artwork, which was meant to be installed last May in celebration of Herrera’s birthday.

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CITYarts Begins Mural Restoration in Chinatown’s St. James Triangle Park

 

 

 

CITYarts restoration of ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ mural in Chinatown’s St. James Triangle Park. Image credit: Shirt Paamony Eshel.

CITYarts, a not-for-profit that connects local youth with professional artists to collaborate on public art, recently began the restoration of their ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ in St. James Triangle Park, located in Chinatown. In keeping with social distancing measures, the painting is being done in small groups, masks required.

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The Chronicles of New York City ~ Artist JR @ Domino Park in Williamsburg

 

 

 

photo: AFineLyne

In the Summer of 2018, do you remember seeing a fifty-three-foot long trailer tuck (the mobile studio) in your neighborhood? The trailer truck spent a month driving through all five boroughs, checking out numerous locations, taking photographs of people from all walks of life who wished to participate in French-artist, JR’s project, The Chronicles of New York, which coincides with his current retrospective, JR: Chronicles, at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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The Historic Equitable Building Shines a Spotlight on its History

 

 

 

40th Floor, 120 Broadway

The landmarked 120 Broadway, also know as the Equitable Building, has undergone a two-year, $50 million renovation. We were pleased to be invited to take a look inside, from the historic Banker’s Club space on the 40th floor to the newly created mural project on the third floor, and beautifully restored lobby. Come along, as we take in the new, while reflecting on the old.

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989

 

 

 

at United Nations

November 9, 2019 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989. It was a wall that divided the East and West part of Germany for more than twenty-eight years ~ and a perfect canvas for artists to express their feelings in creative and colorful works that became  a tourist attraction on the West side. While those living on the East side were not permitted to write on that side of the wall.

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Pop Artist Domingo Zapata to Paint 15-Story Vinyl Mural at One Times Square

 

 

 

15-Story Vinyl Mural painted by Domingo Zapata at One Times Square. Image courtesy Jamestown

Times Square is the latest canvas of famed pop artist Domingo Zapata, as he embarks on his most ambitious work to date. From Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21, the Spanish artist will complete a retrospective of his work across a 15-story vinyl canvas at One Times Square—a project he launched earlier this August.

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Restoration Completed on Keith Haring’s Mural ‘Crack is Wack’ in East Harlem

 

 

 

Completed mural. Photo credit: NYC Parks

A restoration of the historic, two-sided mural ‘Crack is Wack‘ by Keith Haring was underway on the East Harlem handball court located on Harlem River Drive at 128th Street (Second Avenue). It was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on the community.

NYC Parks and the Keith Haring Foundation are pleased to announce today that the restoration of Keith Haring’s “Crack is Wack” has been completed. The mural was refurbished and repainted by artists Louise Hunnicutt and William Tibbals, and the project was sponsored by the Keith Haring Foundation.

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Garment District Alliance Unveils 2019 ‘Urban Garden’ + ‘Nymph Pond’ Mural

 

 

 

Annual Garment District Alliance Urban Garden and Street Mural

The Garment District Alliance unveiled its annual green oasis  ~ Urban Garden ~ along with the 180-foot painted mural, Nymph Pond, created by artist Carla Torres along the Broadway Mall between 37th ~ 38th Streets on July 9th.

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El Barrio’s MonumentArt Project 2015

 

 

 

EVER for Monument Art Project, PS 109 at 99th Street & Third Avenue

MonumentArt2015 was the second installment of the International Mural Festival in East Harlem and the Bronx, sponsored by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito,  José Morales of La Marqueta Retoña and La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico, partnered with muralist Celso González‎ to produce and curate the festival. Eleven internationally known artists created nine murals throughout El Barrio from 99th Street to 138th Street. Many of the murals focused on El Barrio’s rich culture and heritage. Let’s take a walk, as we watched the artists create in October, 2015.

Looking back……

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Creative Art Works Unveils Exterior Artwork with Fundraiser at Shake Shack Harlem

 

 

 

They’re back! Remember the eleven Harlem students who created murals inside the new Shake Shack on 125th Street? Once again, partnering with Creative Art Works, the young artists completed the exterior work on the facade, which includes Fifth Avenue and 125th Street.

In celebration of the completed installation, Creative Art Works invites the Community to an official dedication of the exterior art on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:30pm. In addition, 25% of all proceeds on any purchase at Shake Shack that entire day will be donated to Creative Art Works IF the buyer mentions Creative Art Works (or CAW) at the register.

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NYC Parks’ Creative Courts + Saya Woolfalk + Publicolor = a Work-in-Progress in Marcus Garvey Park Harlem

 

 

 

May 17, 2019

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks ~  Creative Courts initiative, Facebook Artist-in-Residence Program (FB AIR Program), along with artist Saya Woolfalk, the non-profit Publicolor, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative have arrived at the basketball court on Madison Avenue near 122nd Street in Marcus Garvey Park. Watch as this work-in-progress takes shape over this next week.

Join the unveiling on June 2nd with Creative Courts.

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Oscar Oiwa: Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

Oscar Oiwa, Black & Light at Cadillac House Gallery

Cadillac House has opened its gallery to the Japanese-Brazilian artist, Oscar Oiwa for his all-encompassing mural entitled Black & Light ~ a project created with Visionaire.

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Audubon Mural Project Flies into Jacob Schiff Park in Harlem

 

 

The mural, Migrations, on the south wall of the gymnasium at Jacob Schiff School Campus. Image via Creative Art Works

The Audubon Mural Project has been a quest to create public murals of the 314 American birds threatened by climate change, and this month the project added seven new murals PS 192, Jacob Schiff Park Harlem, unveiled by 26 youth apprentices. The murals display climate-threatened birds on the walls of this local playground.

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Artolution + East Village Students = a Gorgeous New Mural

 

 

Artolution

The non-profit group, Artolution and the students at PS 751 & Harvey Milk High School came together to create an incredible mural capturing their diversity and individuality.  We were thrilled to come across it, and wanted to share a few pictures we took today.

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

 

 

 

Spirit of Harlem
Spirit of Harlem is Back! May 2018

It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community. (and at the same time, we mourn the passing of the artist, Louis Delsarte, on May 2, 2020).

The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on view is below

Spirit of Harlem Mural
New plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community

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Preserving The Historic Julien Binford Murals on West 14th Street ~ and a Visit from Banksy

 

 

 

Mural entitled “A Memory of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue” located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954

Preservationists familiar with the building recognized it right away as the original home of the historic Julien Binford murals located at 101 West 14th Street. The murals at the 14th street location appeared to still be intact. The building, a recently shuttered HSBC bank branch, was built in 1952, designed by Halsey, McCormack & Helmer. The website nysonglines states that the Binford murals at that location were painted in 1954, and can be seen from the street. What will become of the Binford murals, when new tenants occupy the space, is unknown. However we did learn that Council Member Corey Johnson’s office is looking to preserve the mural, now owned by Google, and securing a permanent home.

Below, read the history of the murals, and the great ‘save’ thanks to the efforts of Speaker Corey Johnson and Save Chelsea.

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The Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio Explores Rezoning & Gentrification

 

 

Image taken July 3, 2017

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Graffiti in the Sky at New Home of Spotify, 4 World Trade Center

 

 

 

“Optimistic Rebel” by artist, BoogieREZ

July 12, 2017, Spotify exercised an option to lease another 100,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, adding to the originally signed lease for the 378,000 square feet in February that includes the Graffiti in the Sky art installation curated by World Trade Gallery.  Spotify will occupy the 62nd through 72nd floors.

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