Huge fan of street art (still!) and love how the exterior of 39 Spring Street (above) was muralized by Hektad this week. But then I uncovered this instagram from realtors at Apartments of NY, and while I am happy that Hektad makes a living doing art commissions, the fact that his work was being used specifically to dress up the building for two weeks until it gets demolished to make way for the “coolest storefront in Nolita” made me just a little bit sad.
On a more positive note, Hektad is also part of the amazing art installations at First Street Green (part of First Park) on the northside of East Houston Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues (entrance on 1st Street). Totally worth checking out if you’re in NYC or if you’re planning to visit sometime over the summer.
Many first-rate artists featured , and a top instagram spot. If you’re lucky, some artists may be on hand as well.
The art park has received additional funding over the years from both the BMW Guggenheim Lab and from Intuit.
See photos below.