Oil on canvas. Watercolors. Graphite. Been there, seen that. Now, The Lower East Side is doing something different with their art, and it’s straight out of Mad Max: spray paint on steel. Maybe you’ve heard about this art form by its other name: “Graffiti.” But this goes far beyond a quick, clandestine tag on a street corner. This is an art project that’s pulling everyone together. Stores, the city of New York, and collective of artists have all come together for the “100 Gates project.“ Their goal? To turn the LES into the largest free outdoor art gallery.
Sanctioned by the city (here’s a few cool points for you, NYC), more than 100 gates in the neighborhood have been transformed into street art as part of the 100 Gates project. “We want to create the world’s largest public outdoor gallery,” says Natalie Rabin, director of marketing for the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. They’ve managed to spray 100 storefronts in a little over a year. We are loving the results. How about you?
Check out this selection of fine art on steel, what’s your favorite?
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