As Best Housekeeping celebrates 90 years of selling appliances, the store is brightening up its roll-down gate with this new work by Ori Carino, the East Village artist best known for his Mars Bar murals. To learn more about Best Housekeeping, read The Local East Village’s q&a with owner Fred Stern. And look below to see the other panels of the work in progress, which mixes Buddhist and contemporary imagery in typical Carino fashion. More →
Icy and Sot’s exterior mural. (Photos: Sara Afzal)
Iranian exiles Icy and Sot brought together the two communities they know best by organizing two simultaneous gallery openings on Friday night, one in Brooklyn featuring 10 Iranian street artists and the other in Tehran, showcasing 35 NYC-based graffiti artists. More →
Mural by El Sol 25 outside of 17 Frost (All photos: Yoav Litvin)
Tomorrow night there’ll be a party in Williamsburg to celebrate the release of Outdoor Gallery, a book of photographs that author Yoav Litvin hopes will be viewed for decades to come as a historical document of the city’s street art. Most of the 46 street artists Litvin spotlights have contributed works to an exhibit he curated at 17 Frost. More →
This past weekend, North 6th Street exploded with energy as more than 20 artists chosen by Absolut’s Open Canvas Initiative transformed a Williamsburg block of storefronts, construction fences and bare walls into colorful, stunning murals. Prompted to “Transform Today,” the artists, who were mostly from the Brooklyn area, worked with a wide variety of materials and mediums — starting with yarn.
Click through our slideshow to see how the event unspooled.