Sunday, December 12, 2010

Whale Mural by SAGE Collective. Downtown Jersey City.

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Last month, in November 2010, I organized a new mural creation from the New Jersey based SAGE Collective. The mural is painted on a 90 foot long old brick wall that sits at the entrance of a city parking lot on Newark Ave. in downtown Jersey City.

The owner of the property was very eager to cover up the old bricks with a colorful mural. I'd been talking to Luv 1 since I first met him when he participated in the Raw Power mural show in Jersey City the year before. I've been wanting to hook him up with a project, and the timing was right for him and the SAGE Collective to come and paint a big piece in Jersey City. See their murals and other projects at their site:

Below are photos of the Whale Mural being created by Luv 1, Lank, Delve, and Kasso over the course of one weekend in early November. This is the first phase of the mural, as there are plans for the artists to come add some more creatures to the scene in the future.

I'd like to thank The Jersey City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Department of City Planning, the JCPA, and the property owner for ensuring that the creation of this mural took place safely and legally.

Please enjoy the photos below, and make sure to come to Jersey City and see the mural in person. If you are having trouble finding it, it's just across the street from Helen's Pizza.

I'm continuously looking for walls to put murals on. If you know of any, or own any property that would like to be a host wall for a mural, please get in touch with me. Thank You!