There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted on: August 19th, 2016 at 5:09 am by
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MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event.

That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its last show to take part in this year’s event. The following message was transmitted this week via Facebook

Due to recent developments on a project with MTV, the Van Der Plas Gallery has taken down its current exhibition of LADADA. This is done with the approval of the three artists involved. The exhibition will resume late August or early September.

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Those developments include indoor murals of both Rihanna (the Video Vanguard recipient) and Britney Spears. The latter singer will perform “Make Me” with G-Eazy, marking her first return to the MTV stage in more than a decade.

The VMAs returns to New York City – it’s at the Garden August 28 – for the first time in three years.

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