Long-time a center of Manhattan’s pasted paper scene, the Candy Factory, is now covered with a construction shed.
I should get a shot of what the official construction notices say.
Since 11 Spring was buffed. This building at Wooster and Grand, once a candy factory but now gutted and awaiting some other fate, has been one of the last refuges for pasted paper street art in Manhattan. Jay Maisel’s building on Bowery and Spring is still going strong. You can also find a small pasted facade on Mercer Street and small pieces stuck up all through SOHO. But the Rivington Street spot where Swoon had a mural for some years, was buffed and now is occupied by a sprayed on tag. You can also find some paper off the West Side Hwy in the 20′s. There must be pastings somewhere in the Meat Packing District but I haven’t checked recently. I guess I should include the legal wall at Houston and Bowery to complete the tour.
The Candy Factory, one of the last bastions of street art in Soho.
I wasn’t that impressed with the first “I heart NY” Banksy rat that went up on Grand Street last week, but this one kicks ass. It’s right on Broadway too, visible in your rear view mirrors as you head down to Wall Street. Broadway and Howard Street.
That’s an MBW Campbell’s spraypaint can on the left. MBW – Mr. Brainwash.