Felix Morelo Chalks 20 Faces Outside Bowery Whole Foods

Posted on: March 5th, 2012 at 10:28 am by

Colombian-born artist Felix Morelo hasn’t chalked up the Lower East Side in quite some time. The last instance we remember spotting was the epic trail along Delancey Street last year to promote a show at Gallery Bar. Also, remnants of his Faces can still be seen along the plywood barricades of the Allen Street Hotel.

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Yesterday afternoon, however, we spotted Morelo nonchalantly drawing twenty of his trademark Faces on the sidewalk outside Whole Foods on the Bowery. Passing pedestrians paid no mind to the public art project in their midst. Morelo explained to us that he’s been giving his hand a rest of late, which partially explains the absence of output. When asked why here at the Whole Foods, he responded, “You think I’m doing this shit to be obscure?” Good point.

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After bidding farewell, Morelo was kind enough to give Boogie Boogie co-founder Elie Perler a shout!

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