web testing
web test
Teddy Cars Ad
logo image

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Day Care

TTBX-Apparel
BANNER2

New York
41°
Cloudy

Yankees
Corner

Tats Cru Paints Mural on Iconic Bowery Wall

Tats Cru (L-R), BG183, Bio, Nicer, and Crash in front of the tribute mural they painted in the Bowery
(Martha Cooper / Goldman Global Arts Gallery)

by Gary Axelbank

March 4, 2019

Tats Cru, maybe the Bronx’s most highly-regarded graffiti artists in a borough that breeds them, has painted a tribute to the genre and the origins of it on the city’s most iconic graffiti wall.

The Goldman Global Arts Gallery has the story about the Tats Cru I LOVE NEW YORK mural in the Bowery that pays homage to grafitti royalty Keith Haring and Daze who inaugurated that same street canvas in the early 80’s.

The Tats Cru “I LOVE NEW YORK” mural

The 15’x60′ wall at the corner of Houston and Bowery that is owned by Goldman Properties was where Keith Haring painted an original mural there as a gift to the community in the early 1980s. Because of its legacy, Goldman Properties and the Goldman family feels a responsibility to keep fresh work on it. Since 2008, their curation of it includes established and emerging street artists from both the United States and around the world who have powerful messages of hope, possibilities, and inspiration to young and old. 

Tats Cru’s Bio told thisistheBronX that it was a pretty big deal to paint the Bowery Wall and pay tribute to those who helped pave the way for them and other grafitti artists.

“The black and white section on the lower left hand side is a tribute to the early eighties, Keith Haring and others,” he said. “There are also tags by other artists who came by to look while we were working and we let them sign their signatures. When we were first starting out in New York these guys were prominent on the subways.”

He also told a story that harkens to the nature of street art. He explained that they did the mural in “three or four days” in frigid weather and because their ordered paints hadn’t arrived, they had to improvise with colors they hadn’t planned.

“We did the whole wall and like a half hour before we finished our paint order arrived!” he said. “I don’t think it would have come out the way it did had we had the actual paint that we wanted. I think it actually came out better.”

Read the full the article that documents the history of art on that historic wall on the GOLDMAN GLOBAL ARTS GALLERY website.

SHARE ON
TwitterFacebookWhatsAppGoogle+LinkedInPin ItEmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


ABOUT thisistheBronX


Launched on May 17, 2017, thisistheBronX.info is the’everything Bronx’ web portal designed for residents of the Bronx and anyone
who has interest in the Bronx.This one-stop place for everything Bronx is being pioneered by TV personality, Gary Axelbank. On this
interactive site visitors can upload events to appear on the events calendar, post their favorite Bronx photos, pictures of their latest
artwork, and get their favorite business, group, or organization a free listing by sending an email to info@thisisthebronx.info.

thisisthebronX also serves as an outlet to Bronx businesses by giving light to large and small businesses to provide a level of exposure
that has never been available before.

Every 24-hours, the site provides fresh content with links to Bronx news feeds, a Bronx events calendar, and a range of directories.
Access to the latest Bronx information has been made easier with a daily newsletter, thisistheBronX TODAY.

To receive thisistheBronX TODAY, submit your email here: http://www.thisisthebronx.info/newsletter/

Translate »