BOWERY MURAL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tony Goldman and The Hole are excited to announce a new incarnation of the Bowery mural wall at Houston and Bowery by Barry McGee. This is the fourth project Tony has presented on this historic wall: a recreation of Keith Haring’s famous 1982 Bowery mural kicked off the mural series Summer 2008, followed by the Brazilian twin-brother duo Os Gemeos and most recently street artist Shepard Fairey.

This project is a celebration of tagging and its role in the rich history of New York City.

As a finale for the tagger wall, Barry had a top NYC writer blast out his wall with a fire extinguisher fill-in. If a tag is the simplest way to make a mark on the street, then the fire extinguisher fill-in is the most complex and difficult: while fire extinguisher tags have been popping up around the city in recent years, no one has yet attempted a fill-in with the device, except for the writer who tackled the wall today.

This piece reads SACE, the tag of artist and writer Dash Snow, and IRAK, a top NYC graffiti crew of which Dash was a member. This piece will run for 24hours only on Nov 23, 2010.

The property on which the mural is located has been owned by Goldman Properties since 1984. Tony Goldman’s goal is to use this wall to present the top contemporary artists from around the world with an emphasis on artists who work on the streets. Seasonal murals will appear on the wall curated and organized in collaboration with The Hole. The Hole is a new gallery in Soho run by former Deitch Projects directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman with collaboration from Suzanne Geiss.