Felix Morelo Chalks Epic Face Trail Along Delancey

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Local artist Felix Morelo bombed an epic trail of his trademark faces on the Lower East Side yesterday evening.  He outdid himself.  This ain’t no Allen Street Mall plywood, neither!  The starting point, with its familiar “good luck” and “bad luck” spots, was chalked at the northwest corner of Delancey and Essex Street.  Right outside the McDonald’s.

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Following the path of cartoonish faces, the unsuspecting pedestrian is met with the repeated message of “follow the trail.”  So, of course, we obliged.  At the junction of Orchard Street, the route hangs a right and makes its way north to the doorstep of Gallery Bar.  It was here that the Colombian-born Morelo was featured in a tandem exhibit last night.

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Follow the Morelo-brick road to 120 Orchard Street before the weekend rains wash it away.  Pretty cool sight!

Watch this video of Morelo tagging the sidewalks of Brooklyn:

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