Monday, August 22, 2016

Logan Hicks Paints Iconic Bowery Wall with The Story of His Life

After almost one year the famed Bowery Wall (at Houston Street), is finally being painted again, this time by art master - stencil master Logan Hicks.  As you will see this may be the best and most meaningful wall to date at the iconic spot many dream to paint in their careers.  
This mural, curated by Miami based Goldman Properties, (who is responsible for the incldredible art growth in Wynwood), marks Hick's 10th year anniversary since coming to the big apple.  His career grew at a solid pace since day one and ten years later (20 years creating art), he happily attacked this incredible 20'x100' block long wall entitled "The Story of My Life," with his layers of stencil skill magic few have achieved.
You'll notice below hundreds of portraits on this wall as Hick's explains that nearly every person represents someone he knows personally.  At the beginning of summer Hick's and curator Lori Zimmer arranged a meet up / video shoot on Greene Street in Soho.  He shot extensive video and tons of photographs and after a few months the stencils were ready to go.  
The wall began in late July but had to be stopped three days into it, with already a huge amount of progress due to water damage behind the wall.  It was repaired and Hick's started again from ground zero in the blazing heat. This is the result of a week of non stop work in the 95 degree hot and humid weather, a beautiful art wall that we hope could be a permanent fixture.  It certainly is 100% New York City!

Martha Cooper, Photographer
Me, (to the left) with sunglasses, proud to be a part of this iconic wall

The Goldman Family (middle)

For more info look here; Instagram: @loganhicksny, #loganhicksbowerywall, #loganhicksbowery

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Downtown 80's Icons Art Exhibit Celebrates Art & Music Culture in NYC!

Finally, a little blog on my own art exhibit is here!  A few weeks ago Luis "Zimad" Lamboy and I did a collaboration art show at L'asso Pizza, and iconic art spot in Soho, New York City called "Downtown 80's Icons."  The spot is now closed for the time being but a good portion of the works are still available by contacting us.  The theme of the show was paying tribute to the "downtown 80's icons" that made the NYC art and music scene an incredible time in cultural history.  Some of the icons that are shown in the art work are Keith Haring (note the art wall outside which is still on the building), Warhol, Futura, Patti Astor, Ramones, Kenny Scharf, Bowie, Misfits, Madonna and many more.
My art work is of mixed media photography where I used a variety of art mediums to embellish my photos.  Painting and mixed media was always my art focus beginning in the late 90's but over the past years due to small living spaces, I switched more to photography.  I love it all, now I am mixing it all in a new body of contemporary works.  Some are strategically done, some are more whimsical.  Not only paints, but sprays, Krink, fabric, Swarovski crystals and even pom-poms can be found. 
Zimad featured a long list of icons stenciled on found wood.  His extensive painting and graffiti background date back to the late 70's with a bio and show list a mile long.
Have a look at the show and a few of my recent art pieces at the bottom...
Zimad stencil works....
Just a few of my many mixed media photography pieces...
For more info contact Leanna at, @leannav and visit and

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Keith Haring Tribute Wall Happens in Soho!

The long awaiting Keith Haring Tribute Wall by 1970's graffiti and fine artist Luis "Zimad" Lamboy and top Australian artist residing in NYC, Damien Mitchell finally happened a couple weeks ago coinciding with my and Zimad's art exhibit "Downtown 80's Icons."  The wall can be seen at L'asso Pizza, 192 Mott St., Little Italy/Soho, New York City and so far has been one of their most photographed wall, measured by all of the Instagram and Facebook postings from New Yorkers and visitors from around the country and world.  
The art show is down, (big post next blog), but the wall remains up, we hope for a while.  Here is it's making in progress over two humid, 95 degree days on the concrete of New York City...

Luis "Zimad" Lamboy

Damien Mitchell

Zimad with legendary New York Photographer and author Hank O'Neil

Friends dropping by...

A woman just happened to be walking by with 
her freshly framed KH piece and her dog...
how perfect is that?


A few "Instant Art Exposure" Polaroids from my book still in progress, always great to get new ones to add to the 1,400. It's going to be a big book, one day!

Blog post from the art exhibit is up next, stay tuned...

For more info contact Leanna at and visit @zimad_art and @damien_mitchell and @leannav.