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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Writing on the Wall, on Avenue A

Mural, Alphabet City
Photo by myself in Alphabet City, around 6th Street and Avenue A.

A large mural was going up in Alphabet City announcing a new comedy show with actor John Reilly. Below, some large illustration dedicated to the motorcyclists who frequent this area.

I walked by the crane later when it was closer to the ground. The workers were on their lunch break. I noticed they paint the murals the old fashioned way, working from a small copy of the image.

In the close up photo, you can see the framed image held by one of the artists. Pretty incredible!

Mural, Alphabet City

Related posts: The Rat Pack, on Avenue C, Ninja Assassins, in the East Village and Painting by Numbers.


Joanne said...

I love this kind of work, against the blue sky , finally!!

Bibi said...

Beautiful photos, and I like to see people do things like this 'the old-fashioned' way.

anne mancine said...

Great shot!

Frank de Jol said...

Great work.
It's better than the smeared and dirty walls.

Ken Mac said...

that is incredible. Real artisans