Ellis Gallagher Chalks His Trademark Sidewalk Shadows in Hell Square

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 at 10:07 am by
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Ellis Gallagher (aka Ellis G) paid a visit to the Lower East Side late Friday night for the first time in a while. Known for his engaging sidewalk chalkings, the artist added his trademark faux shadowing to trash cans and fire pumps around Hell Square. The three temporary pieces were signed and dated a year hence.

Alas, Sunday’s rains washed much of it away.

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Ellis G is a native New Yorker, born in the East Village in 1973. These days, he apparently lives in Brooklyn.

The street artist made local headlines in 2007 when police arrested him for drawing with chalk on a Boerum Hill sidewalk. He spent the night in jail, but was released the next afternoon with no charges.

His shadow chalk drawings usually outline oft-overlooked street furniture beneath the night sky.

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