Sunday, October 04, 2015

Coney Art Walls Outdoor Museum of Street Art

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During our recent visit to New York we took the opportunity to head over to Coney Island and visit the Coney Island Art Walls. Jumping on the subway on a moody overcast morning we were pleasantly surprised pulling into the Coney Island Subway station to see that the large scale Os Gemeos mural that greets you on exiting the station was still running and not looking too bad considering it's location by the sea. We first discovered this mural back in 2011 when we were in town with Sweet Toof for his show at Factory Fresh Gallery, making the long train ride hungover following the gallery opening to see this along with some of the Steve Powers hand painted signage, many of which have unfortunately been replaced.

The Coney Island Art Walls is a public/ private outdoor mural project presented by Thor Equities and curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph Sitt, featuring the work of 34 celebrated artists including many legends such as Crash, Daze, Futura, Lady Pink and Kenny Scharf, as well as work from many others including: Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk, How and Nosm, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lauren Halsey, Skewville, Ron English, Jesse Edwards, Irak, Ben Eine, Lady Aiko, Buff Monster, Miss Van, Jason Woodside, eL Seeds, AVAF, Mister Cartoon, Jane Dickson, Marie Roberts, Greg Lamarche, Katsu, Retna, ROA, Kashink, Kaves, Lauren Halsey and Yok & Sheryo. Have a look at some of our photos from our visit below.

IMG_0082The Coney Island boardwalk Coney_HOOKEDBLOG_1395_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYKenny Scharf's wallAIKO_HOOKEDBLOG_1399_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYAIKO_HOOKEDBLOG_1402_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYAIKO_HOOKEDBLOG_1398_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYAIKO's wallOBEY_HOOKEDBLOG_1509_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYShepard Fairey's wallROA_HOOKEDBLOG_1551_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYROA's wallYOK_HOOKEDBLOG_1407_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYDetail from the Yok and Sheryo's wallRON_ENGLISH_HOOKEDBLOG_1483_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYRon English's wallRON_ENGLISH_HOOKEDBLOG_1484_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEY

ELSEED_HOOKEDBLOG_1512_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYeL Seeds' wall Skewville_HOOKEDBLOG_1416_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYSkewville's wallEINE_HOOKEDBLOG_1430_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYDaze's wall with Eine's work in the background.MISS_VAN_HOOKEDBLOG_1436_PHOTO_©2015_MARK_RIGNEYMiss Van's wall

Should you find yourself in New York, the Coney Art Walls is open seven days a week and is located at 3050 Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. It is about 40 minutes on the train from Manhatten, take the D, F, N, or Q to Coney Island / Stillwell Ave.


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