Mark Miller Reopens Orchard Street Gallery This Week with Street Artist Hektad
The Mark Miller Gallery returns to Orchard Street this week, and is enlisting the help of an established graffiti writer to help relaunch.
The longtime Lower East Side showroom will reopen on Wednesday – after a two-year pandemic hiatus – with an exhibit featuring Hektad.
“Looking at the graffiti art of Hektad is like finding joy and even catharsis- without having to pay a therapist,” eponymous gallery owner Mark Miller said in a statement.
The exhibit will be on display through the end of the year.
Active since the 1980s, Hektad scrawls messages on seemingly every surface, yet is perhaps best known for covering the city streetscape with colorful hearts. He got his start at age twelve, bombing trains in the Bronx in 1982. (HEK is his tag and TAD was the crew in the Bronx growing up).