Spanish Duo Pichi & Avo Rumored to Replace Logan Hicks’ Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall
The Bowery Graffiti Wall is abuzz.
In the last two weeks, the high-profile canvas has seen its fair share of action. The sidewalks on its perimeter were chiseled away and replaced; then there was the memorial slideshow of fallen celebrities in 2016 which illuminated the bare space above the art slab.
Now, get ready for the semi-annual changing of the guard.
Stencil artist extraordinaire, Logan Hicks, will soon bid farewell to his massive SoHo street scene. It held court for better than five months. Word on the block is that owner-curators Goldman Properties plans to depose the mural on Monday (January 9). The expected replacement is Spanish-based duo Pichi & Avo. (This intel remains unconfirmed as we’re still awaiting word from Goldman or the artists.)
Pichi & Avo mix classic and contemporary urban art, according to their bio.
Spanish based artist duo, are recognized for their ability to ignite relationships between art, sculpture, architecture, space and social contexts. Their style adopts a focus which is both beautiful and performative, firm in its discussion and totally the perfect deconstruction of classic art and contemporary urban art, in order to create a new fusion, which whilst faithful to its classic heritage, creates a new and exciting vision of art. PichiAvo are one since 2007, fleeing from the self-centeredness of graffiti, united to create a single piece of work, reciting a conceptually urban poetry, born from the artistic formalism of the street, transferring fragments of a wall to the canvas and from the canvas to the wall in a personal version.
Logan Hicks stenciled the artwork, dubbed “Story of My Life,” back in August. It took several tries due to weather and the wall itself.