Cuban Born, American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada is currently finalising the tallest mural ever created in New York City, located in Midtown, on the wall of the Westin Hotel Grand Central, at 212 east 42nd street (crossing 3rd avenue and 42nd street).
Jorge Rodríguez Gerada’s mural has been created for Street Art for Mankind to advocate against child labour and child trafficking. The mural is part of the #ILO100Murals, a series of five murals created by world renowned international street artists, that will set the course for a contemporary Art Walk, in the streets of Midtown Manhattan.
The murals celebrate the centennial of the International Labour Organisation (United Nations agency), and capture key themes of the ILO’s efforts to ensure “decent work” for all, and inspire each one of us to create a better “future of work”.
Five murals altogether have been painted following the themes: green jobs, youth employment , gender equality at work, child labour and forced labour and the future of work. Artists invited are Clandestinos (Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky), Faith 47, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash.