New York-based artist Ray Bartkus has created a beautiful mural in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė designed to use the surface of the water as its true canvas. Bartkus intentionally painted it upside-down so that the swimmers, rowers and swans he depicted would be reflected right-side-up onto the river Šešupė, which flows through the city’s center.
The photo below was obviously photoshopped but well worth it to really capture the full effect.
The 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center of Long Island City, Queens is under threat of demolition.
In 2002, Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen began curating the 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center in an effort to provide a place where artists from around the city could come together to exhibit their work outdoors for the public—and to do it legally.
5 Pointz, an old abandoned warehouse just off the 7 subway line, the “Institute of Higher Burning,” has been an epicenter of graffiti, street art, and Hip Hop culture since its establishment by Cohen over 10 years ago. Owner of the building Jerry Wolkoff and his son David Walkoff have expressed plans to demolish the structure and erect high-rise residential towers.
Do your part and help save the graffiti and cultural icon. Download the form here, fill it out, and email it to Landmark5pointz@gmail.com (and be sure to include the address: 45-46 Davis St, Long Island City, NY 11101).