As the city comes out of its hibernation from winter and heads into the full bloom of "Summer & The City" as I like to call it, new murals have been popping up everywhere. May was also plagued with no L train service on the weekends, an insanely busy work schedule, and the innate New Yorker's need to get away for Memorial Day weekend. In between the chaos of this month, here a few of my favorite murals that I found along the way.
|Mural by Alexis Diaz|
Some people may think that the downtown signage sponsored by billion dollar brands makes the art disingenuous, but I find it the opposite. Standing in front of this stunning, hand painted Tristan Eaton mural proves just that--and Guess (alongside the LISA project) made this mural of Gigi Hadid possible. Little Italy's newest street art is one of the biggest in the neighborhood. See it just around the corner from his original Audrey Hepburn on Mulberry.
|Gigi Hadid mural by Tristan Eaton|
Memorial Day weekend kicks off tourist season in NYC, but I'll do my best to reserve choice words for the slow walkers and confused subway riders. Summer in the city is just my absolute favorite! Cheers to the art that June will bring, and stay tuned for my next article featuring Maya Hayuk at Columbia University!