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.
Nice to see the Bowery wall getting some new color on this rather dreary day. This latest piece, first spotted on Hanksy’s Instagram, is by Williamsburg-based painter Maya Hayuk, who has created similar murals around the world. Her work is inspired partly by Ukrainian crafts, so it’s fitting that she’s installing this down the road from Little Ukraine. Take a closer look.