Artist Logan Hicks Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall Today to Finish What he Started
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For Logan Hicks, round two reportedly begins today. The acclaimed street artist returns to the Bowery graffiti wall to finish what he started. An epic stencil-based mural called “Story of My Life,” which illustrates a recent SoHo street scene.
This high-profile reboot follows a few weeks after the art wall proved unfit to the task, and the piece permanently blacked out. Three days of Hicks’ hard work disappeared behind a layer of paint. The poor condition of the enclosure, exacerbated by the excessive heat and downpours during the final week of July, was blamed for the erasure.
Owner Goldman Properties ultimately remedied the situation, though. After the enclosure was stripped to its skeleton last week, a new canvas of weather-proof paneling was installed. Then, over the weekend, an unknown tagger decided to bomb the white space to get in first, but it was quickly whitewashed. The primer coat of black paint quickly followed.
“Story of My Life” is a work that explores the “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of his life through the people who have touched him.”
“I take my own photos to use for the painting, break it down to high, medium and low contract layers then have them cut into stencils,” Logan Hicks recently told us regarding his stenciling procedure. “From there I break it down into tiles for whatever size wall I am painting and then start painting the darkest colors first, and working my way up to the highlights.”