I was in NYC last night, catching a few art gallery shows in Chelsea before heading out to Brooklyn for the opening reception of an exhibition by street artist AINAC. It was raining pretty hard at times, so as I was walking down 16th Street near 9th Avenue, I ducked into a parking garage next to the Maritime Hotel, which you can see from the street (below left) and from inside (below right). I’m including these pictures to help you identify it, in case you want to check it out yourself.
And why would you want to check out this parking garage? Because it’s filled with some crazy street art and graffiti, that’s why! Scroll down to see what I saw last night.
Here’s the first thing I saw, a big face by the street artist “Haculla” (real name: Harif Guzman), along with this photographic collage with the woman and the two leopards (which was covered with plexiglas in order to keep it intact, so it would seem that the owner of this parking garage appreciates the art!). Scroll down for more pictures of what I saw inside. I love the idea of the entry into a parking garage holding a large-scale “gallery” of art, with as much visual interest as some of the art galleries in the same neighborhood.