While Bushwick Collective has been hogging all the attention lately (even from local cops), a series of equally impressive murals have been going up these past few weeks in Coney Island, where the New York art world’s prodigal son Jeffrey Deitch has called on some big names to paint a couple dozen walls dotting a concrete lot shared with Coney Smorgasburg.
Among those who’ve already completed works are Shepard Fairey, Crash, Maya Hayuk and more. As the project nears completion around the time of the Mermaid Parade (which this year, on June 20, will be led by none other than Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz), more works will be added by Mister Cartoon, Retna, and Lee Quiñones. In the meantime, click through our slideshow, below, to see what’s already up, including newly completed works by Buff Monster, Kenny Scharf, and Ron English, and works in progress by AVAF and others.
You can visit the walls daily, from 11am to 8pm, at 1320 Bowery Street, next to the Thunderbolt. Note that they’re closed today and tomorrow as the floors get a paint job. Coney Smorgasburg is open Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 8pm.
Update: This post was updated with Smorgasburg’s current hours.