S&J Projects Opens on Henry Street; Artist Michael De Feo Paints Gate Mural

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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Michael De Feo is a one of the more iconic street artists of the last twenty years. His trademark arrowed flower image is a common sight for downtowners, appearing in both paint and wheatpaste formats. Well, as of last week, a life size version now graces the gate of 191 Henry Street.

Gallery newcomer S&J Projects, which opened a few weeks ago, tapped the famous Flower Guy for its inaugural mural. The interesting wrinkle in this story, however, is that De Feo enlisted the help of students enrolled in the “History of Graffiti and Street Art” appreciation class at City College. Yes, it’s that mainstream now.

De Feo began this particular project in 1992, and grew to become an international institution. In 2006, New York Magazine designated his floral motifs reason number 124 (of 123) to love NYC. However, as previously noted, his flowers are not in any way associated with the ever-fading drip flowers on so many Lower East sidewalks.

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[Photo: S&J Projects]

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