Art is long, and time is fleeting: Industrial Bushwick's murals

This mural by an Argentine artist called Roma adds to the eye candy on the walls of industrial Bushwick. Photo by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

For an industrial area, it's got a lot of eye candy – thanks to the Bushwick Collective.

The group, spearheaded by Joseph Ficalora, whose family owns a neighborhood steel plant, finds blank walls for artists to paint on in the industrial part of Bushwick where Breeze has his outdoor sculpture studio.

The other day we met Martin Omar Privitera, an artist based in Buenos Aires who works under the name Roma, on Morgan Avenue. Thanks to an arrangement made by the collective, he had just finished painting a mural on a wall of the Iglesia Bautista Bethel.

“It's a blessing for me,” Roma said about getting a spot to paint on while visiting America to do contract work in Williamsburg for Wines of Argentina.

Some of the murals in Bushwick and neighboring industrial East Williamsburg are simply art for art's sake. Some are advertisements for the businesses housed in the buildings they decorate. Either way, they're fun to look at.

Meet Roma, who got to paint a mural on a Morgan Avenue wall courtesy of the Bushwick Collective. Photo by Lore Croghan

I Always Feel Like... Somebody Is Watching Me … on Thames Street. Photo by Lore Croghan

Private Eyes Are Watching You … on Morgan Avenue. Photo by Lore Croghan

Pretty Little Angel Eyes … on Noll Street. Photo by Lore Croghan

The Life Aquatic … on Noll Street. Photo by Lore Croghan

The Pink Panther Strikes Again ...on a wall provided by the Bushwick Collective. Photo by Lore Croghan

Seen on Maujer Street – Photo by Lore Croghan

What could be cooler than to have street art to advertise your company? Photo by Lore Croghan

April 30, 2014 - 2:00pm



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