At 79 Feet High, ASVP Goes Big at Essex Crossing Rental Building

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 at 5:03 am by

Today, we take another gander at the massive eight-story mural commissioned by Essex Crossing.

Street art duo ASVP has been painting the facade of luxury residence (which also counts 50% affordable units), The Rollins, since late-October. Progress appears steady, albeit slow.

As previously reported, the piece daubs the western exposure of the building, and measures 10,600 square-feet — 220 feet long and as high as 79 feet tall. When complete, the artwork will be one of the largest in downtown Manhattan.

The new mural is over two years in the making. Way back in September 2017, the developer consortium behind the mega-project, Delancey Street Associates, put out a public call for muralists to decorate the facade. The two-man crew from Brooklyn, ASVP, comprised of Simon Grendene and Victor Anselmi, was winner amongst a field of 85 other submissions.

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