Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Nolita, Elizabeth and Spring Streets

I am so frustrated. I have been trying to get this post up for an hour and a half and I have to give up now getting it the way I want it. We are missing the first two photographs. I'll try again tomorrow. In the meantime, here are the last two.

Mary Sargent © 2006 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Here it is, 11 Spring Street. Go to The New York Times for a good article. Briefly, this building has been a canvas for street art for quite a while, then the building was sold to be made into condos, but the new owners were sympathetic to the art, they invited internationally known street artists to come paint the five floors inside, and then they opened it to the public Friday through Sunday. Then, Monday, the inside was to be covered with drywall where it will be preserved in a "time capsule." So, what a happy story, yes?

The first photograph is at the front of the building on Elizabeth Street (you'll see the long shot tomorrow), and the second one is on the side on Spring Street.

See map.


Louz said...

Hey Mary, wonderful photos, great subject! The article said photographers were rushing to take photos and there they are in front of a really wonderful mural. Cities have such an organic life of their own, like that buidling did as a site for street art. The people with money put up the walls and destroy but there is an unruly raw heart to cities that keeps on.

Rooloooknee said...

Really exciting. The car in the lower photo seems to be wearing sunglasses, too. Cool cool car!