Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]
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Followers of the work of Banksy and the global street art world would hardly imagine the elusive artist ever taking part in the ongoing Houston Bowery Wall initiative. Yet, on the 15th of March, only two days after his time chasing rat appeared on the busy intersection of Union Square (seen below), the world learned that Bristol’s finest had been added to the list of artists that have painted the wall famous since Keith Haring painted it first in the 70s. Taking his turn at one of […]
Last weekend, the latest artist to paint a mural at the iconic Bowery & Houston corner in New York finished his weeks of hard work. Logan Hick’s piece entitled Story Of My Life features a crowd of people he photographed on the corner of Spring and Greene Street and is a testament to his impressive skills working with stencils. Many of the people depicted are important to Hick’s life including Martha Cooper, Chris Stain, Sara & Marc Schiller of the Wooster Collective, Rosie Perez, Elbow Toe, Joe […]
It’s been seven years since the Goldman family reopened the mural spot that Keith Haring worked his magic at on the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area. Since then, an explosion of great art can be seen in street by all who come to the Big Apple. RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English have all taken aim to arrest motion at the iconic location. The one […]
Last week, the iconic corner of Bowery & Houston in New York saw a new mural take shape as COPE2 took over the location. Featuring his well known bubble tags and associated graf elements, the wall was soon filled with letterings from the NYC writer on a richly textured background. Stop by to see the colorful mural for yourself if you are in the area and also take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss COPE2 here.
Last month, AM caught up with Brooklyn based artist Maya Hayuk as she braved the polar vortex conditions that have plagued NYC all winter. Spending more than a week hand painting the entire Bowery and Houston mural with her signature style, she was finally able to completed her visual contribution to the iconic New York street corner. Sadly, a week later some vandals defaced her work, but Maya did return to reverse their damage soon after. Check out more photos of the mural fresh after completion below… […]
While New Yorker’s have been hunkering down with the recent cold spell, Maya Hayuk has been doing the opposite while working at the high profile corner of Bowery and Houston. Taking time to step back and analyze her work every now and then, the Brooklyn-based artist creates her vibrant patterns based on her ideas on color theory. The new mural will make a welcome distraction from the dreary winter for NYC art lovers. Stop by for a look yourself if you can, and make sure […]
In the middle of last Fall, Swoon (interviewed) was tapped as the next artist to hit the iconic Bowery & Houston mural location. We caught her working day and night (here) to get her visual language up for New Yorkers to enjoy. Utilizing her well known hand-painted paper cuts and wheatpaste collages, Swoon & her team created a beautiful mural that captured the layers of the city and its urban inhabitants. Ironically, once the mural was finally completed the city underwent construction that blocked part of the mural. […]
Earlier today, AM stopped by the corner of Bowery & Houston to catch up with Swoon (interviewed) as she started her mural. Putting up her work over the last two artists here (REVOK & POSE), the street artist and activist is only one in a long line of creatives who have blessed the location in the previous months (see here). We’ll be following up with the finished piece, but for now, enjoy some in-progress photos. Discuss Swoon here.
In part one of our behind the scenes coverage on the creative process of the new mural, we showed you the relentless work ethic of both Revok and POSE. It was interesting to see the first time two artists with different approaches were tasked with creating a work of art on display for the people of New York at the historic Bowery & Houston wall. Taking over six days, this piece was finally completed and it turned out wonderful as the text concept and end product reflected […]