New York City: One of the best parts of summer 2015 will be the Coney Island Art Walls. Coney may be a tad far even for New Yorkers’ but it’s worth the hour plus train ride for us to see some of the best street and graffiti artists in the world. Legends! If you are in the area be sure to put this on your list.
Famed curator, art advisor and “Art In The Streets” book and exhibit front-man Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt have curated a fabulous public art walls project via Thor Equities in the middle of Coney Island, Brooklyn steps from the boardwalk and behind Nathans’ Famous Hot Dogs at 1320 Bowery Street. The project will feature the debut of Smorgasburg Coney Island, with 12 diverse food vendors presented by the founders of the popular food market.
Deitch, a leading art advisor and former director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, are gathering some of the most prominent street artists in the world to create more than 20 wall murals for Coney Art Walls.
Artists who have completed pieces (see photos below), include (in order so far), How and Nosm, Daze, Crash, Lady Pink, Jesse Ward, Futura, IRAK, Skewville and a Shepard Fairey wheat paste. Also this week/weekend expect Ben Eine, Lady Aiko and Lee Quinones. Approx. 20+ more are on the way including Kennny Scharf, Icy Signs, Miss Van, Buff Monster Kashink and many more.
Make the trip and see what all the fuss is about, and have a look here in the meantime from day one…