This is the 720 Square-Foot Mural at the New Essex Street Market
Back in January, the Essex Street Market announced an open call to artists for a mural in the new headquarters across Delancey Street. Now, four months later, the winning design is hanging inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development.
The artist chosen by the curators at the Lower East Side Partnership was Aaron Meshon, a Brooklyn-based illustrator and children’s book author. His cartoon pays homage to the original facility while also calling out the new development. It spans the 720 square-foot wall above the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen.
Essex Market 2.0 opens to the public Monday morning.
What do you think of the art?
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Introducing…the new Essex Market mural!! 🚨📢💯Earlier this year we published an open call for local artists to submit design proposals for this enormous 720 square foot wall above the new market’s demonstration & teaching kitchen. We received incredible artwork from so many amazing artists — fortunately our partners at @grandstsettlement @aai_nyc @cpc_nyc @nycedc @lowereastnyc and #CommunityBoard3 helped us narrow down to our finalist, NYC-based artist @aaronmeshon! We are thrilled with the clever take on our historic corner building and the detailed representations of all our vendors’ offerings. Huge thanks to everyone involved in completing this public art installation! We’re so excited for you all to see it on May 13th!! 💥💥💥 #grandopening #nychistory #essexmarketnyc #publicmuralproject