Os Gêmeos mural at Houston and Bowery

Blogon November 17th, 20093 Comments

The entire time I’ve lived in New York, there’s been a dancing-people mural at the corner of Houston and Bowery to commemorate Keith Haring (probably best known for his “Crack is Wack” mural).

Recently, it was painted over. I don’t deal well with change, and passing it was a bit of a shock to me at first. Then I realized that the new mural is 100 times cooler, and now I make a point to walk by it whenever I’m downtown. Seriously — it’s amazing.

The mural was painted by Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos, and it truly gives merit to the concept of street art as a true art form. Look at the detail and colors. I want to marry one of these guys just so they’ll do a mural like this on my wall.

This reminds me — I have yet to finish my New Year’s resolution to tag a building. I still have a month!

Mural at Houston and Bowery

Os Gêmeos mural

Mural at Houston and Bowery

Even though I don’t look it, I’m very excited that my dress sort of matches.

Mural at Houston and Bowery

Detail shot

Mural at Houston and Bowery

Another detail shot


3 Responses to “Os Gêmeos mural at Houston and Bowery”

  1. Mary Beth Englund says:

    These pictures are so great! I noticed that you matched!

  2. Os Gêmeos on Coney Island says:

    [...] Coney Island subway stop. I’ve always loved their work, which was featured for a while at the corner of Houston and Bowery, so it was exciting to see another large-scale mural in New [...]

  3. Frightening New Mural on Houston and Bowery says:

    [...] mural was repainted and a new one — my favorite so far — by graffiti-artist brothers Os Gêmeos took its place. (If you have been reading this blog for any time, you know how much I adore them.) [...]

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