Jeffrey Deitch Turns Coney Island Into an Open Air Street Art Museum with Coney Island Art Walls 2016

June 12, 2016  |  Culture, Streets

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For the second year in a row, downtown NYC art impresario Jeffrey Deitch has turned Coney Island into an open air street art museum with his Coney Island Art Walls project as part of a longstanding effort to rejuvenate the once flagging summer hotspot. Taking residence in a lot adjacent to the historically funky freak show & beach donated by real estate development firm Thor Equities, the installation features new works for 2016 by a diverse array of artists including Tristan Eaton, Eric Haze, Lady Aiko, Steve “Espo” Powers, Tats Cru, Chanel Abney, John Ahearn, D*Face, London Police, Nychos, Pose,  Mister Cartoon, John “Crash” Matos, and Chris “Daze” Ellis alongside a mix of standout 2015 murals by artists like Buff Monster, Ron English, & Miss Van.

“I particularly love standing around there and seeing how little kids react,” said Deitch. “And I hope that out of the million kids who come to Coney Art Walls this summer, there will be a few who will be so inspired they will want to study art and consider being artists themselves.”

The installation remains on view free of charge throughout the summer from Noon—10pm daily, don’t miss it…

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Epic wall installation by OG Coney Island artist-in-residence Steve “Espo” Powers

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Tristan Eaton’s Kim Kardashian/Kylie Jenner Monster wall

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Tris with his lady, the Villainess, Eric Haze, & Rosie Perez

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Project curator Jeffrey Deitch drops by to supervise

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The Mad OG Eric Haze’s MCA Beastie Boys tribute wall

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The legendary NYC OG Crash

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The two sides of Lady Aiko

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Aiko on the grind…

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Wall by Austrian street art phenom Nychos

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Wall by London’s finest D*Face

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Wall by Nina Chanel Abney

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Wall by Chris “Daze” Ellis

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LA’s finest: Mister Cartoon

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NYC massive Tats Cru

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Icy & Snot Dolla Dolla Bill

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Wall by Pose

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John Ahearn’s wall swimmers

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Wall by the London Police

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