Source: Brookly Daily Eagle – 20.5.2010
World’s Largest Outdoor Mural Art Gallery?
The non-profit, pro-aerosol art Phun Phactory has a plan to convert the Williamsburg industrial zone into the world’s largest outdoor mural art gallery.
The original PP project occupied an industrial zone in Long Island City, directly across from the MoMA/PS1 museum and included more than 50,000-square-feet of public space to showcase work of graffiti artists from around the globe.
As it relaunches it’s headquarters in Williamsburg, more than 10 times that amount of public space will be available for artists of “all mural mediums” to showcase their work.
Festivities begin June 19 at Wythe Avenue and North 15th Street, beginning at 10 a.m. The so-called “Ole Tymers Day” will bring together some of the most celebrated graffiti artists of the 1960s, 70s and 80s — those who painted trains before graffiti was put in galleries. Graffiti pioners BLADE and TWOIl will curate this event, including the work of dozens of mural artists from all parts of the world.