Japanese contemporary artist Tomokazu Matsuyama lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and has just finished work on the latest mural at the iconic Houston Bowery Graffiti Wall at the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area.
Matsuyama is influenced by a variety of subjects, including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, postwar contemporary art, and the visual language of global, popular culture as embodied by mass-produced commodities.
Goldman Properties acquired the wall in 1984, using it for advertisements for two decades until 2008. The first mural painted was a tribute to Keith Haring to commemorate his 50th birthday. The mural was a recreation of Keith Haring’s celebrated Houston Street and Bowery mural he painted in 1982.
Other artists that have painted the famous wall include RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, Pichiavo and Ron English
Check out the details in the finished mural below provided to us by Just_a_Spectator of this beautiful piece of artwork.
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