“Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” is the inaugural exhibit of Adam Lucas, the artist formerly known as Hanksy. For his maiden outing unmasked, free from the constraints of pop culture puns, Lucas drops the gag in favor of more meaningful material.
Continuing a trend established years ago – beginning with “Surplus Candy” in 2013 – the prolific street artist took up residence inside the unfinished storefront at the corner of Canal and Bowery (as in song). Last night was the soft-launch preview, but the party goes public starting tonight.
“The last five years have been fun and full of pun, but things are slightly different now,” Lucas previously said of the pivot. “My day-to-day is changing quite a bit and the current administration is a damn tire fire. The work I’d like to create right now makes more sense without the Hanksy label.”
“Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” is located at 151 Canal Street, and runs through Sunday, November 12.