FAUST empty shops

19 May

Lots of lovely boys sending me content at the moment. This time FAUST – of course it’s great:

I wanted to share with you photos of an installation I did in Brooklyn last week. It’s part of the second installment of Willoughby Windows organized by Ad Hoc Art Gallery and the Metro Tech Business Improvement District. A developer evicted all of the residents and business owners on the block with plans for new construction, which got halted when the recession hit, and has been sitting vacant ever since. Twelve artists were invited to create installations in these vacant commercial spaces.

On the storefront windows I wrote “It seemed like a good idea at the time” a statement I felt was subtle enough yet still poignant. Inside, I painted a massive Faust tag stretching from floor to ceiling. I was inspired by the checkered floor in the space and interested in challenging the way people see and think about graffiti by playing with scale and placement and embellishing formal qualities that are often overlooked.

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