This vibrant three-story mural was completed by artist Beau Stanton in August 2015 as part of the LoMan Arts Festival. If you’re thinking of adding it to your next Urban Art Safari, be advised that it stands on private property, in the courtyard of the Project Renewal Men’s Shelter, located at 30 East 3rd Street (between 2nd Ave and Bowery) in the East Village. You can try sneaking in if the gate is open (as we did), but their security guards don’t give a shit if you know the artist, just love the art or whatever. Just saying.
I first started noticing the mysterious Pink Baby Doll Faces as they popped up here and there in my Instagram feed. When I realized there were quite a few scattered all over what is obviously NYC’s Chelsea Gallery District — because of course they are — Geoffrey and I went out on an Urban Art Safari.
A little bit of Googling revealed to me that the Pink Baby Doll Faces started showing up in Denver back in Spring of 2016. I couldn’t find any information on the artist. The origin of the Baby Doll Faces is truly a mystery!
They are fun to spot. Go exploring with friend and turn it into a game!
There are a few different faces, which appear to be made of cast Plaster of Paris and then painted pink (or sometimes violet). Some have hair and others do not.
I will add more to this post as I find them! Enjoy the hunt!
Look I found more!
26th Between 10th and 11th Avenues.
11th Avenue and 24th Street.
11th Avenue Between 22nd and 23rd Street.
Found This One on Saturday March 3rd, 2018:
On this Shady-Looking ATM on 24th Street just West of 10th Ave.
Updated March 9th, 2018: I saw these on Bowery in Various Locations Between Delancey and Stanton Streets:
On the Facade of the famous Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery!
Alongside the Remnants of Storm Quinn at Bowery Near Stanton Street.