Best Street Art In NYC: Your Guide To NYC Street Art.
New York City is arguably the most famous street art city in the world. There are a whole host of cities that celebrate the art form, but artists from all over the world have headed to NYC to showcase their work. So for those of you who are interested in finding out more about New York’s street art scene, we’re here to help. Here is our list of the Best Street Art in NYC.
Graffiti Hall of Fame, Harlem.
The Graffiti Hall of Fame was founded by Ray Rodriguez, also known as “Sting Ray”, back in 1980 at the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex. It started out as a way for artists to practice their skills in a safe environment. Now it’s become known globally, with international artists desperate for a place on the wall.
Joseph Ficalora founded the Bushwick collective back in 2011. It began as a way to deal with tragic events that had occured in his past. Ficalora and his friends began covering the walls of their neighbourhood in murals. Artists like Nychos, Sticks, Dan Witz and more have contributed to the wall. It’s definitely worth a visit.
Location: Troutman Street at Saint Nicholas Avenue.
100 Gates Project.
NYC skateboarder Billy Rohan came up with the idea for the 100 Gates Project. In collaboration with the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, the project aims to transform the area into an “open-air gallery.” Multiple murals have decorated the gates. You can find out more about the project here.
The Bowery Mural, located on the corner of Houston Sreet and the Bowery, has an interesting history. Back in 1984, Keith Haring was the first to paint on the wall. Real estate developers Tony Goldman and Jeffrey Deitch took over in 2008. The pair invited artists like Os Gêmeos, Lady Aiko and more, to create beautiful murals on the wall. At around three stories high the mural is home to many captivating and colourful pieces.
Location: East Houston Street and Bowery.
Hunts Point Murals, Bronx.
Spanning 200 feet, the Hunts Point Murals on Drake Street are definitely worth a visit. It’s run by TATS CRU, a group of graffiti artists turned professional muralists. Some top artists have showcased their work here including CES, Crash and more.
Location: Spofford Avenue & Drake Street.
That concludes our list of the Best Street Art in NYC.
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