If you follow my Instagram account (@kathyfergusonart), you’ll know that I love street art. I don’t mean that horrible tagging of initials that defaces everything it touches. I am referring to the beautiful, creative art murals by street artists that grace many city buildings.
Brazilian artist Binho Ribeiro
Long Island City has a history of great street art beginning with the famous 5Pointz building. It was once considered a mecca for graffiti artists before its demolition in 2014. Fortunately, Art Org NYC is bringing back great street art with “Top to Bottom”, a curated public mural project in Queens. One of these projects is across the street from my studio and I get to see new artwork created almost every week.
Artist dMote – I love the tongue in cheek story of the street artist being chased from the scene
Top to Bottom is a series of murals by more than 50 artists, painted on the three-story exterior of a city block long building at 43-01 21st Street in Long Island City. If you go, make sure that you walk all the way around the building, looking both high and low – there’s a lot to see! You might even see an artist hard at work creating a new masterpiece. I have included some photos of my favorites.
Alexandre Keto, see a video about him at here.
Afterwards mosey across the street to 43-01 22nd Street and visit me in my studio. I love having guests, just check in advance to make sure I’m in…(970) 376-7507.