Zito and El Niño de las Pinturas Paint Gallery Bar Gate Mural

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 at 5:16 am by
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Antony Edward Zito – or just Zito – recently capped a successful “portrait marathon” at Gallery Bar, in which the famed street artist aimed to complete 2,000 water-color portraits as part of his “Portraits of the LES.” As a parting gift, he took to the rolldown security gate of 120 Orchard to paint a new mural.

Indeed, since last Wednesday, Zito and Spanish graffiti writer El Niño de las Pinturas together have been hard at work on the gate art. We stopped by Sunday afternoon while both were spraying the finishing touches.

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Antony Zito was the prorprietor of the former Zito Studio Gallery at 122 Ludlow, which closed in 2006 (it’s now Cocoro salon). The artist is currently penning an autobiography about his life in New York the last fifteen years.

Meanwhile, days are numbered for Gallery Bar. A new restaurant/gaming concept called 4Play is gunning for the space. They were laid over from last month’s SLA meeting, and will reappear before the board later this month.

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[Zito Studio Gallery c. 2003 / Photo: Zito Studio Gallery]

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