On April 17, Ron English joins the pantheon of street artists who have been granted the honor of gracing New York City’s iconic Houston Bowery Wall. The Bowery Mural is an outdoor exhibition space created by real estate developer and art patron Tony Goldman and world-renown art dealer Jeffery Deitch in 2008. The space is located on the corner of Houston Street and Bowery on a wall owned by Goldman Properties since 1984.
Goldman’s goal was to use this wall to present the top contemporary artists from around the world, with an emphasis on artists who work on the streets. The mural series was initiated from March to December 2008 with a tribute to Keith Haring’s noted 1982 Bowery mural.
This was followed by a mural by the Brazilian twin-brother duo Os Gêmeos, which they dedicated to artist Dash Snow; this was presented from July 2009 to March 2010.
The next mural, by Shepard Fairey, was on exhibit from April through August 2010, and was followed by a mural by Barry McGee which celebrated the role of graffiti tagging in the history of New York City street art; it was on display from August to November 2010.
This was followed by a tribute to Dash Snow by Irak, which ran from November 24-26, 2010. Other artists to have murals presented include the twins How & Nosm (2012), Crash (2013), Martha Cooper (2013), Revok and POSE (2013), Swoon (2014), and Maya Hayuk (2014).
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