want to win a painting? i teamed up with the folks at @essexcrossing for a scavenger hunt this weekend. spot all 16 stickers throughout the LES and you could win an original from myself, @sonni, @clawmoney, or @lexibellaart. stay tuned and follow @essexcrossing for more details and updates on how to play.
Enlisting the talents of four famous local street artists, Essex Crossing will be creating an outdoor art gallery via their development’s active construction sites’ plexiglass portholes. One tag from each of four artists will be placed within each of the four active sites (16 tags in all).
Anyone wanting a chance to win an original work of art from one of the four artists should visit the four sites during the scavenger hunt, and find and photograph all 16 tags using the diamond-shaped portholes in the blue construction fences as “windows” into the sites. The contest runs from Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:00pm to Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm.
For ongoing updates on the scavenger hunt, follow @essexcrossing on Instagram.
Site 1 (242 Broome Street, Broome Street & Essex Street)
Site 2 (115 Delancey Street, Delancey Street & Essex Street)
Site 5 (145 Clinton Street, Clinton Street & Suffolk Street)
Site 6 Essex Crossing (175 Delancey Street, Clinton Street & Broome Street)
Once photos of all 16 tags have been captured, contestants should email them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline (Sunday June 11 at 6pm).
Four original artworks are to be awarded to four unique individual contestants chosen at random from all e-mails submitted between Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm to Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm. Artworks will be awarded by June 30, 2017.
To learn more about Essex Crossing, please visit essexcrossingnyc.com.
Hanksy is an anonymous artist residing in Chinatown, NYC. Hailing from the Midwest, Hanksy is best known for creating relevant contemporary street art mashups, which he calls “memes in real life.” He has also created multi-artist events entitled “Surplus Candy” where art is created in abandoned or unused spaces, open to public view for a short time, then subsequently removed or painted over. Hanksy will be presenting new artwork in Fall 2017.
Sonni was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he studied graphic design and worked as an Art Director for animation and film companies, he resides in Brooklyn, New York. In his art, he is constantly searching for that lost moment in adolescence where adventure makes dreams a reality, where the imagination and playing develop invisible forces to re-capture those lost memories from your childhood. He works with different mediums that include paper and pencil, illustrator, acrylic on canvas, and wooden sculptures. Yet, his passion is to paint murals in public spaces, finding that dialogue with the public through primary colors and playfulness!
Claudia “Claw” Gold, aka Claw Money, is one of the most prolific graffiti artists, a hard earned title in a subculture historically dominated by men. Claudia’s unsanctioned art career dates back to 1989, when her claw icon became a ubiquitous fixture of NYC’s urban sprawl. Having long since abandoned her former ways, Claudia now stands as a recognized artist, influencer, fashion editor, author and designer.
Lexi Bella is a street artist based in New York. She received an M.F.A. From the Academy of Fine Arts and received an N.E.A. grant in 2014. Bella has painted walls all around New York, other parts of the United States and also abroad. She creates large scale spray murals that address women’s issues internationally, and also address issues of body image and beauty. Lexi Bella works with several community-based organizations and has led after school & weekend art workshops for students with programs like Wingspan Arts, Young New Yorkers, and Lower East Side Girls Club, as well as having produced fundraisers with Young New Yorkers, Groundswell, Walk Of Art NYC & Urban Art Beat.
Her community-driven murals have been with FourthArts Block, the 161st St BID in the Bronx, the Bushwick Collective, and The Flatbush-Nostrand BID. She has painted murals in many schools, including Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA, the 5Pointz Creates project at August Martin High School in Queens, Bushwick High School for Social Justice, EBC High School for Public Service in Brooklyn, and HELP women’s shelter in Brownsville BK.
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