Sheryo & Yok Paint ‘Rat Boi’ for ‘The New Allen’ Street Art Project

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 at 5:09 am by


The latest rat to join Allen Street is by the hand of Sheryo & Yok. Their “Rat Boi” mural now holds court above the northbound lanes of the thoroughfare.

The street art duo spent last weekend painting the north face of 82 Stanton Street (formerly Epstein’s Bar). The mobile lift positioned them just above the Konditori coffee shop for the job.

This latest output by Sheryo & Yok was commissioned by The New Allen, that “art foundation” created by Baby Brasa proprietor (and newcomer) Milan Kelez. The endeavor began last summer as an extension of his business with a few murals between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Its mission: to create “the city’s premiere [outdoor] street art gallery.”

The New Allen is one of many such efforts simultaneously exploited by big real estate as tool in the area’s gentrifcation. Developers no doubt appreciate the added eyeballs on local property.

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