David Choe has just finished painting on the iconic Houston Bowery Graffiti Wall at the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area.
David Choe (born April 21, 1976) is an American figure painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist of Korean descent. His figure paintings are characterized by a raw, frenetic tone that he has termed “dirty style.”In the graffiti world, he is identified with the bucktoothed whale he has been spray-painting on the streets since he was in his teens.
Choe’s has provided the cover art for Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s multi-platinum album Collision Course, and created artwork to decorate the sets of Juno and The Glass House. He has also comsissioned work for Mark Zuckerberg, FaceBook CEO.
Check out the wildly imaginative detail in the finished mural below …
and the final mural that now graces the Bowery Wall …
Other artists that have painted the famous wall include PichiAvo, RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English.
Photo credit @just_a_spectator