A NYC Story – A Grafitti Art Show in a Construction Site – Hard Hats Required
Since this press release, Rambo, Lance de los Reyes, unfortunately passed away. We are all quite upset over this as he was one of our favorites around here. We hold him and his family in the light.
Ballsy Grafitti Artist and Crazy RE Developer Create LES Art Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2021, New York, NY – Renown graffiti artist, Lance deLos Reyes or “LDLR”, broke (quite literally) the ethereal wall between his street and fine art selves, in what became a dual exhibition on the Lower East Side- with a wild origin story that could only be possible in the streets of downtown NYC.
LDLR was anxious. It’d been a full day since he last painted- when he stumbled upon what looked like an abandoned residential development in LES. Closed off from street by a wooden fence, no construction workers to interrupt, and enough wall space to satisfy weeks of artistic yearning… it was the perfect location. The building was under development anyway, he thought, so a mural of graffiti work, no matter how large, would be built over during construction… there was no building managers to upset, so the ramifications were nil.
In a week, LDLR transformed the entire site into a museum of readymade sculptures from construction materials surrounded by a body of grafitti works.
Unbeknownst to him, the development site happened to be the future home of ‘LES Hub’, an artist colony founded by the record producer-turned-real estate developer, Daniel Wise… and it all started with a note.
Upon seeing the artwork, Wise left a laminated note: “GRAFFITI GUYS” it said in bold text; letting the artists who covered every inch of site know that he wasn’t mad… he was actually impressed, wanting to speak about safety and liability of using his precarious plot of steel beams, cement, and wires behind the fence on the sidewalk. They could continue their work… under certain conditions.
Well… LDLR did call, (disguised as a photographer) and the two met in person at one of Wise’s other developments in LES.
What conspired next was something completely different, impulsive and unique.
Mr. Wise – realizing this individual was the sole artist behind these colossal graffiti works – and LDLR, wanting to merge his street works with a career in fine art… together, they concocted a plan. Why not create a viewing at the site… juxtaposing these various facets of his worlds.
This ‘illegal’ exhibition will be viewable for one week – appointment only, hard hat required. For booking text to (646) 494-2229.
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