Felix Morelo Brings His Faces to the Bowery

Posted on: March 11th, 2010 at 6:11 am by

While strolling the Bowery yesterday morning, we came across a hopscotch matrix of faces chalked on the sidewalk outside the Bowery Mission.  Spanning nearly half the concrete between Rivington and Stanton, the graffiti layout included 180 faces, marked at various numeric intervals, as well as a “good luck spot” starting circle.  Check it out before the imminent rains erase what’s left.

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This particular piece of street art is entitled “180 faces,” and is the work of one Felix Morelo, a Colombian-born (Cartagena) artist now residing in the Bronx. Notwithstanding a brief residency in Illinois, he has spent most of his life in the city.  His distinctive face-art has appeared in and around Union Square Park, where he also offers free advice.

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