Erik den Breejen Brings David Bowie Lyric Mural to Rag & Bone

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 at 6:27 am by
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Brooklyn-based artist and musician Erik den Breejen specializes in painting mosaics using song lyrics, in which the words ultimately form a portrait of the musician in question. It is his work that is currently underway at the revolving wall-gallery on the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone. This one is dedicated to David Bowie, and it deposes the brain teaser work of Aakash Nihalani.

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Yes, Erik den Breejen is the latest participant in the Houston/PROJECT at 73 East Houston, choosing to paint the lyrics of two Bowie favorites – “Heroes” and “Fashion.” Twice over. Using negative space block lettering. As of yesterday evening, the creative was still hammering away at “Heroes.”

When complete, the mural should look something like this illustration:

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