Attendees will also get to witness the unveiling of the inaugural 106 Bayard graffiti mural. Each year, a group of artists will be invited to paint the wall to reflect a theme. To kick it off, eight artists were tasked with creating a collaborative piece that pays homage to the subway and wall graffiti of the 1970s and '80s. Futura 2000, Cycle, Wolf 1 AOK, Dr. Revolt, Lady Pink, Team, Part One, and Jackson each put in work, and students from the Williamsburg Charter High School will make a contribution to the piece as well.
Here's a look at what I saw the other day, yes, murals covered for now!
The curators are Gee Dajani and Keene Carse, hosts of East Village Radio's Forty Deuce who are contemporary keepers of NYC pop culture. Their passion for the art, music and styles that shape the cityscape includes deep respect for, and relationships with, both legendary and emerging graffiti artists from around the globe.
Visit http://106bayard.org for more information.
Note Rain Date:
In the event of inclement weather, the party will be postponed until Saturday,
May 17. Please check this website for postponement information.