Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Artistic Integrity

Making do is the name of the game for street artists in the East Village. Not just "drugs or more art supplies," but the weather, the police, even the orientation of walls, construction fences, etc.

Necessity is the mother of invention — for want of a ladder, this mural on East 9th Street at First Avenue had to be rotated sideways:

Mural rotated sideways.

And it doesn't stop there! In order not to compromise the integrity of the design, the artist had to extend the ear onto the sidewalk! A lesser artist would have scaled the image down.

Ear extended onto sidewalk.

Artistic integrity is still alive… in the East Village Today!

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