Division Street ‘Asphalt Art’ to Debut Springtime

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 at 11:05 am by
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The sequestered triangle at the eastern terminus of Division Street will bloom come springtime. In a few short months, artist Kim Sillen will decorate the 1,000 square-foot traffic void with her vision.

Her road mural – “Modern Tapestry” – was chosen winner by the Lower East Side BID, which held a grassroots contest three months ago via crowdsourcing platform ArtHERE. The public art project will receive funding from the DOT’s pARTners program.

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Sillen described “Modern Tapestry” as “a response to the beautiful, varied texture that is produced where diverse traditions merge in the face of change. It also murmurs of the modern and the traditional in the same breath, uniting them with color.”

It’s bright and colorful, but to be honest, the BID coulda done better with their choice. The “Urban Roadkill” runner-up submission seems more befitting the neighborhood.

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