Sunday, October 12, 2014

Street Art New York: The Return Of The Houston Street Mural

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York City is a mecca for connoisseurs of street art. One of their shrines was on East Houston Street, which divides Manhattan`s East Village from the Lower East Side. There have been frequently changing huge murals by a variety of artists.  This summer the murals disappeared because  Goldman Properties, the owner of the wall, started construction for a new building.

Last week the mural wall reappeared. Now you can see a mural by the Brazil twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, known as Os Gemeos (Portuguese: the twins ), from the year 2009. In this year, after the mural`s temporary run, a stud wall had been placed over the mural in order to provide a stable canvas for the next artist. Last week Goldman Properties removed this wall temporary.

The recovered mural finds a lot of attention in the media and by passengers. It is also one of my favorite street art images now.

I shot the pictures from different distances and angles to show some of the funny details.

                                                                        Bruegel Meets Disney

                                                                  Just A Short Time

I like the funny composition and the droll figures, which remind me of the paintings by the Dutch master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who had lived in the 16th century. There also might be influences from Disney movies. 

The mural is supposed to stay around one month and should then be replaced by another street art work. I will miss it then.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

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