Saturday, October 26, 2013

Street Art: Birth Of A Mural, Houston Street, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York City is a mecca for connoisseurs of street art. At many public places you can find legions of murals, graffiti, stencils and other fascinating work.

One of the most important street art spots is on East Houston Street (across from the restaurant Pullino`s). There is a large wall which has been a canvas for huge murals for years. This point is traditionally a place of pilgrimage for photographers.

This week I have witnessed the birth of the newest mural on this famous wall. This time a street artist named  "Swoon" (real name Caledonia Dance Curry) displayed her mastery.  According to Wikipedia  (wikipedia) she specializes in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures. You can find more of her works on her Facebook site (facebook) and on Flickr (flickr).

Swoon`s new Houston Street creation refers to Superstorm Sandy (October 2012 the Hurricane "Sandy" merged with a severe north-east storm. Amplified by a high-tide the event flooded parts of New York City and left thousands of New Yorkers for days without electricity).


Swoon was accompanied by at least a half dozen assistants who have been painting and glueing the large wall. The event attracted a lot of photographers and other bystanders.

Congratuations "Swoon", I take a lot of pleasure seeing your mural and hope to see more of your work.

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