Two Years Later, Essex Crossing Taps ‘ASVP’ Duo for 220-Foot Mural
It only took two years, but Essex Crossing finally found an artist for its planned 220-foot mural. One of the largest in downtown Manhattan.
Way back in September 2017, the developer consortium behind the mega-project, Delancey Street Associates, put out a public call for muralists to decorate what is now known as The Rollins (aka Site 5). Last week, they announced the winner amongst a field of 85 submissions. The two-man crew from Brooklyn, ASVP, comprised of Simon Grendene and Victor Anselmi.
As stipulated in the painting guidelines, the corporate art will measure 10,600 square-feet — 220 feet long and as high as 79 feet tall.
“People often stop and ask what’s happening, and this offers the opportunity to share more about the ideas behind the work, and it creates an additional social component to the piece that otherwise wouldn’t be there if you, for example, just were in a museum or gallery,” Anselmi, who started ASVP with Grendene in 2009, told Patch.