Bowery Graffiti Wall Whitewashed for Logan Hicks Artwork Next Week

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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The Bowery Graffiti Wall is primed for its next act. Out came the whitewashers this week, painting over the remains of Futura’s ten-month-old mural. The one-story enclosure – the original concrete slab still sits intact with Os Gemeos art – is now a blank canvas for stencil artist Logan Hicks.

There is also a portable accordion lift stationed at the wall to aid with the process.

As previously reported, Hicks will begin work on the mural this coming Monday. The stencil-based artwork is called “Story of My Life,” and represents his “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of his life through the people who have touched him.” It will likely take several weeks to complete.

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“This new piece is about my time in New York,” Hicks noted in a press release A few days ago. “Doing a mural on the Houston Bowery Wall is a celebration of my ten year mark in New York. The Bowery Wall is like the crown jewel of public art, so it’s impossible not to think about the support system I have had along the way. In the mural you will find an array of people from throughout my life. From good friends, to family. I chose Soho because when I first started coming to New York, it was the mecca for art galleries, and showing there was the pinnacle of success. Who knew that years later, I’d have a show in Soho and be working with the Goldmans, who were the force behind the neighborhood’s revitalization.”

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Logan Hicks piece on Suffolk Street, May 2014

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