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