Knox Martin to Paint “Whaling Wall” Mural on 334 Grand

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

As the side-by-side stalled developments at 324-326 Grand Street waste away into oblivion, the adjacent Palazzo Grey is gaining some high-exposure wall art. Until now, the gray facade has largely remained bare, except for the massive ATAK tagging that appeared in February 2010.  If everything goes according to plan, all that will change by the end of the month, thanks to veteran artist Knox Martin.

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The octogenarian New York muralist is planning a new anti-whaling piece for 334 Grand Street, aptly dubbed “The Whaling Wall.”  With this portrayal of ecological violence, the artist hopes to sow underwater peace.  The Woodward Gallery on nearby Eldridge Street, which represents Martin, is coordinating the artwork, while paints are being supplied by Golden Artists Colors.  Yet, even though preliminary details are set, the actual execution still needs some financial help.  The gallery is currently seeking donations to fund scaffolding, rigging, and painting crew.

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How do you think this mural will jive with the neighborhood?

[via Artnet, L Magazine]

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