In case you missed it, one of our newest outdoor art murals is an executed work for Brooklyn Academy of Music by the artist KAWS, whose red… Read More
In case you missed it, one of our newest outdoor art murals is an executed work for Brooklyn Academy of Music by the artist KAWS, whose redesign for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Moonman hyped his signature character, Companion. Set in a vibrant pallet of reds, blues, and yellow, the mural peers playfully at passersby just across the way from BAM’s front steps. The wall is part of BAM’s new bike park – which came together in part with help from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as property sponsor Con Edison – featuring bike racks designed by notorious bicycle enthusiast David Byrne (pictured: “Bold Wink”).
The installation is part of what will be an ongoing public art initiative by BAM, with KAWS as it’s first featured local artist. The new park transforms an “underutilized lot into a new site for bike parking and creates a new platform for public art in the BAM Cultural District with a 20-foot-wide x 24-foot-high wall, designed by Fiedler Marciano Architecture,” says BAM. “Combining a new amenity for cyclists with a bold new space for art, the BAM Bike Park highlights the constantly evolving landscape of the BAM Cultural District and raises the bar for future developments in the area.”
This mural is the second public art installation executed by Colossal Media in the BAM Cultural District. In 2012, Colossal was invited to paint a design by artist Barry McGee, otherwise known by his street moniker Twist. The piece stands just a stone’s throw from BAM’s bike park on the east-facing wall of the Mark Morris Dance Center. Read Less