Tag Archive | #TheNewAllen

Love Beyond Borders Mural By Nicopanda

Love Beyond Borders Close Up
All Photos By Gail

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.

Love Beyond Borders

“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
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!

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Lady with Cactus Mural By Sara Erenthal

Sara Erenthal Mural
All Photos By Gail

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 Erentlal Head Tag

Sara even left this tag on the sidewalk near the mural, which is part of The New Allen project!

Lady With Cactus Mural

Mike Makatron Mural On Allen Street

Mike Makatron Mural
Photos By Gail

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!

Mike Makatron Mural

Kanye West As Saint Sebastian

Kanye Saint Sebastian
Photo By Gail

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  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.

2DX Crew Storefront Gate is Part of The New Allen Project

The New Allen
All Photos By Gail

The security gate at the front of Latin American Enterprise (151 Allen Street) has been given The New Allen treatment with a colorful abstract mural by 2DX Crew.

The New Allen ATM

They have an ATM but I do not think I would want to use it.

The New Allen

Blue Gecko On Allen Street

DJN3FF Blue Gecko
Photos By Gail

Part of The New Allen project, this cheerful Blue Gecko by street artist DJ Neff (#djn3ff) snakes playfully down the front of 134 Allen Street, just below Delancey.

DJN3FF Blue Gecko

If you check him out from the east side of the street, he appears to be emerging from the mouth of a scary-looking cat, while a resting Avocado looks on!

Patch Whisky Storefront Mural on Allen Street

Patch Whisky Mural
Photo By Gail

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.