Centre-fuge Returns for its Latest Cycle of Murals on East 1st Street

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 at 5:10 am by

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Spring is here, and with it, another update to the Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street. Cycle 22 is upon us, and a milestone it is. This is the fifth anniversary of the public art project, which began life in February 2012.

Artwork on the front left to right: Hydeon, Sticky Monger, and Jenna Krypell.

On the sidewalk side: Exit & LamKat

End cap: Grimace.

Goal is to complete the task by end of next weekend.

The new paintwork isn’t limited to the mid-block trailer, though. Centre-fuge sponsored artists are also imparting work inside First Street Green. Like this Andy Warhol portrait.

The Department of Transportation mobile trailer was first placed directly in front of First Park six summers ago as a forward office in the rehab of East Houston and preparations for the Second Avenue subway. Its residence was initially set at three to five years, which upset the balance of the block. The goal of Centre-fuge is to beautify the blight.

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