Despite the Storm, Art Duo PichiAvo Begins Decorating the Bowery Graffiti Wall
The Lower East Side will get its mural, come hell or high water.
Indeed. Despite the advent of a soaking Nor’easter yesterday afternoon, Spanish artist duo PichiAvo began work on a new mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. The team braved steady rain and whipping wind gusts to install the first layer of their piece.
PichiAvo will be at the corner of Bowery and East Houston for the rest of the week to complete the mural.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring our ‘Urbanmythology’ to the Houston Bowery wall, where we’ll combine classics that coexist in the city,” PichiAvo noted in a public statement last week. “It is an honor and we are very excited to share our artistic concept with New York and the world in a year where we celebrate 10 years as PichiAvo, enjoying and working together as one.”
Goldman Properties has owned the Bowery graffiti wall since 2004. The rotating series of murals began four years later, ushered in by a Keith Haring reproduction on what would’ve been his 50th birthday. A larger encasement of the concrete slab followed, which allowed for the preservation of the Os Gemeos piece within.