Phlegm, visiting from the UK, has just completed his first three murals in the USA. They are all located in Manhattan. One of the walls is a semi-collaboration with Know Hope, where Phlegm has added a mural that Know Hope painted earlier this year. That wall is part of an ongoing project with MaNY and FABnyc.
About four years ago, I began noticing Cake’s women wheatpasted onto the walls of Williamsburg and Chelsea. Their poignant elegance transfixed me. Even in various stages of decay, they never lost their heart-rending beauty. Thanks to Keith Schweitzer and MaNY, in collaboration with FabNYC, three of Cake’s women have now found a home off the Bowery in Lower Manhattan. Here are some scenes from today’s installation:
And a wonderful full view of the installation can be seen on Cake’s page.