10. Coney Art Walls Transform an Empty Lot
The Coney Art Walls, presented by Thor Equities and curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt, is a compilation of work by 34 celebrated street artists who transformed a 55,000 square foot vacant lot into colorful walls depicting local culture. As part of an ongoing effort to restore the vitality of the surrounding area, Jeffrey Deitch is no stranger to these installation, having worked with Tony Goldman in Miami on the Wynwood Walls and “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2011. In addition, Mr. Ditch is the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli.
Some well-known names appear on the walls such as Shepard Fairey, Crash, Maya Hayuk, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Buff Monster. The installation is in the area of 1320 Bowery Street next to the Thunderbolt.and will be interspersed with food vendors and live music.