New Art Billboard on 11th St.


On the way back to the car after making the First Friday go-rounds in the Chinatown corridor (Copy, Vox, Space 1026) I noticed the Art Billboard sporting a new image — something distinctly different from the previous realist images up there (by Ruth Thorne Thomsen and by Thomas Chimes). Anyone with the inside scoop please stand forward and deliver the news on whose work it is.

I like this because it reminds me of sky writing and of the ubiquitous jet trails you see in the sky. And I like it also because it made me wonder for a moment whether it was grafitti put lovingly and delicately over the previous image…and that’s an interesting thought — that the world of abstract drawing and grafitti can meet somewhere outside on an urban wall.