Logan Hicks Will Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall Next Week
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It’s that time of year. The periodic changing of the guard at the Bowery Graffiti Wall.
Almost a full year after imparted Futura unveiled his textured mural (that was September 2015), “stencil artist” Logan Hicks is on deck. Goldman Properties, the real estate company that owns the concrete slab (and land beneath), announced that painting will commence next week (July 25).
Hicks’ piece 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. Ample time for the haters to come out tagging.
“This new piece is about my time in New York,” Hicks noted in a press release. “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.”
If it wasn’t before, the Bowery Graffiti Wall itself certainly feels more corporate now. A far cry from when Keith Haring first painted his mural there in 1982.