White Rabbit at 145 East Houston Receives New Mural

Posted on: February 21st, 2011 at 6:39 am by

The White Rabbit lounge at 145 East Houston is continuing its artistic collaboration with the Brooklynite Gallery.  Last June, artist David Walker painted a colorful portrait mural on the security gate as part of his “Surface Tension” series. The piece was beautifully somber, and seemed to portray a woman in tears. As of yesterday, however, the artwork is no more.

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Fellow Brooklynite artist, Rae, spent all day yesterday painting his vision.  From early morning to dusk, in fact.  When we walked past at around 3:30 pm, much of the mural was already complete.  It just needed that proverbial finishing touch. Rae explained to us that this latest piece is a combination of paints and wheat-paste, and explores themes of growing up.  More specifically, breaking through the monster of adulthood to reach the inner child. And yes, those heads are balloons.

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During the paint job, the front of White Rabbit was littered with paint buckets, spray cans, drop cloths, snacks, and a ladder.  Plus, tourists were aplenty on the mild holiday Sunday; crowds stopped, snapped, and scurried along. By nightfall, the mural was complete.

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Here is the David Walker piece:

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[Photo Credit: Brooklynite Gallery]

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