Renowned muralist and painter, Knox Martin, has announced a proposal for his latest public work: He hopes to premier a new mural titled “The Whaling Wall,” at 334 Grand Street (also known as the “Palazzo Grey” building) by the end of May, 2011. Martin is currently raising funds for the work here. The intent of the new work is to raise awareness of the plight of whales, and to promote global peace. The Woodward Gallery on Eldridge St. is curating the project. They write:
This Artwork depicts man’s irresponsible killing of the whales. It is a metaphor for peace and a call for humanity...Artist Knox Martin has envisioned and will donate his painting to the public to raise awareness; Mr & Mrs. Kevin Downey have donated their building’s exterior wall…The Whaling Wall Mural requires approximately $50,000 USD to complete. Please donate as little or as much as you can to this public mural project. You will be participating in a global effort to save the whales and in turn make a stand for peace.
Martin previously taught at the Yale Graduate School of Art and NYU. He currently teaches a master class at The Art Students League of New York.