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.