Street Artist Queen Andrea Shills for Converse with Mural on 269 East Houston
While 269 East Houston devolves into decrepitude, its owner is pimping the facade for some extra cash. Yesterday afternoon, street artist Queen Andrea and crew were commissioned to paint a mural advertisement for Converse onto the all-black brickwork. She’s apparently a brand ambassador now. Judging by the stamp and signature, the shill is for the “Sneakers Clash” campaign, which aims to restore some of that classic 70s aura to the ubiquitous footwear.
As for the royal namesake, it’s actually the nom-de-plume of Andrea Von Bujduss, an artist and professional graphic designer whose specialty is painting eye-catching messaging via bubble lettering.
Meanwhile, 269 East Houston is still languishing on the open market, trying to net nearly $10 million for the last year. Oh, and lest we forget the string of nightlife applicants that tried, but ultimately failed, to open here.