This striking mural, depicting three skulls that relay the immortal message of “Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil,” is by Chicago-based street artist Vampiro X.
See it now on Allen Street just north of Stanton on the LES, where it’s part of The New Allen project. I believe it went up in February of 2020, so it should be up for a few months into the spring, at least.
Ongoing for a few years at this point, The New AllenProject (#thenewallen) has transformed Allen Street into a continuously evolving gallery of vibrant Street Art. One of my favorite contributing muralists is Sara Erenthal, an artist with a very distinctive style who also likes to infuse her works with a positive message. Heaven knows, we need more of that.
This pink lady, whose shirt declares “My Heart Is In It,” went up in November of 2019. You can find her next to the Subway sandwich shop at the corner of Delancey and Allen Streets, where you could previously find This Mural, which was also by Erenthal.
Street wear brand Nicopanda is behind the design for this expansive mural that stretches across the western façade of a tenement building at the corner of Allen Street and Stanton Street. on New York City’s Lower East Side. Known for its edgy and playful approach to ready-to-wear and accessories, Nicopanda is the personal brand of style icon Nicola Formichetti. The Love Beyond Boarders mural is part of The New Allen project, is co-sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, and features a design based on Formichetti’s original Amoeba Panda print. While l I could not uncover an exact date of its creation, the mural appears to have been put up in early December, 2016.
“Our world feels divisive, right now, so the message of universal inclusivity is very important, and especially because many of our political leaders are suggesting otherwise,” Formichetti says in a statement on the brand’s website. “I believe in Love Beyond Borders, and that’s very much so at the core of Nicopanda.”
Love Beyond Borders Shown Here Alongside a Lion Mural By South African Street Artist Sonny.
To announce the mural, Nicopanda created a short film, starring a cast of Yew York kids, most notably the rising green-haired rapper Ahsh EFF. Watch the video, at This Link!
A lady holding a potted cactus seems like an apropos image to usher in the spring, but this mural by artist Sara Erenthal has actually been up since September of 2018. You can find this work at the corner of Delancey and Allen Streets, where you previously saw This Piece and This Collaboration!
Sara even left this tag on the sidewalk near the mural, which is part of The New Allen project!
Melbourne, Australia-based street muralist Mike Maka (#MkeMakatron) ravelled a long way to make this visually-seductive contribution to NYC’s The New Allen mural project.
Find this lovely lady near the northwest corner of Delancey and Allen, just north of the Subway Sandwich Shop. As long as this stays up, it will remind us of the warmer day of summer, now that the cooler fall weather has arrived!
Kanye West is a person who embodies everything that is pathetic and sad about pop culture. The fact that he is married to a Kardashian sister and worships Dump makes him even more repugnant to me. I don’t really see how he has fans, but there is no accounting for taste. This mural by street artist Sac Six )part of his #sidewalksandicons series) portrays West as Saint Sebastian. More importantly, it is a take on the famous cover of Esquire magazine from April, 1968 that portrayed prizefighter Muhammad Ali as the famous martyr, which makes it even more polarizing. The mural is excellent, but Kanye is a pathetic loser whose only talent is for shameless self promotion. Yawn City. Please stop making this man famous.
The New Allen (#TheNewAllen) is an on-going public art project where different street artists are commissioned to paint murals on the walls and the storefront gates along Allen Street between Canal and Houston (where Allen turns into First Avenue). This one, done in the very distinctive style of South Carolina-based muralist Patch Whisky (real name Rich Miller) was spotted on the west side of Allen adjacent to number 129. I think this piece is called the Candy Bandit, but I am not sure. Anyway, I love it.
Here’s another one of #TheNewAllen project murals, this one being located on the west side of Allen just above Delancey Street. This one is a collaboration between two street artists, Patch Whisky and Ghost Beard, who have worked together previously on murals in other US cities.