Monday, December 18, 2006

Wooster on Spring

11 Spring Street has a reputation: built in the nineteenth century as a stable and carriage house, in recent years its facade has become a must-hit for practitioners of graffiti art and a must-see for those who prefer the term “street” or “ephemeral” art.

Recognizing its importance to a subset of the art world, the real estate developers who recently purchased the building decided to work with the excellent Wooster Collective to organize a free installation of work by some significant street artists. After three days, the art will be torn up or torn down to make way for expensive condos only a subset of the city can afford.

A small piece near the entrance summed the show up best: "What a beautiful crime."

1 comment:

Pugholder said...

Reminds me of what I loved best about Northampton.....artistic expressions where you least expected them....

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