Garrett Wasserman Paints ‘People’ Profiles Across the Lower East Side (and on Leadbelly)

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am by
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Los Angeles-based artist Garrett Wasserman is fairly prolific on the streets of the Lower East Side these days. You’ve probably encountered his work painted on plywood enclosures at the various project sites around the ‘hood. Much of Wasserman’s output focuses on portraits of diversity, usually signed with the tag “Heart People.”

This is his bio:

LA born artist Garrett Wasserman is known for his graffiti under the name “People,” and as his name suggests people are the ongoing inspiration in his work. Known for his simplistic portrayals of people on unique materials, he brings a new life to old disheveled wood, hand picked antiques and repurposes other old gems found around the community. The childlike charm of his work and the ongoing theme of beauty, life and love act as a gentle reminder of the similarities of the human kind, bringing us all together.

The artist recently completed a mural of “people” outside Tani at the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets. Yet, the most visible project to date is actually an artistic partnership with Leadbelly to decorate the sidewalk bridge currently obstructing their entrance. The wood boards are painted white and with characters; same with the semi-permanent vestibule.

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You’ll be able to see more “people” sometime next month. We are told that Wasserman will showcase his work at the Great Jones Space (above Acme), precise date TBD.

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