After two months of work, the Wooster Collective‘s 11 Spring Street project opens to the public today at 11am featuring artwork from the best street artists in the world including Shepard Fairey, Swoon, WK, and Lady Pink.
11 Spring Street, a former carriage house, has been over the years a revolving showcase of street artists from both New York and the world. The building was recently sold to make way for new condominiums and many thought the sale would mark the end of the progression of the ever-changing urban canvas. The new owners, development group Elias Cummings, wished to give proper tribute to the art and artists that graced the walls of the building and contacted the established Wooster Collective to help organize a proper farewell. The Collective in turn invited the best street artists in the world to come and mark the walls on the interior and exterior for one last time.
The preview photos from the Collective and Gothamist look amazing. Definitely will be checking this out this weekend. The building (at Elizabeth and Spring) is open to the public beginning today at 11am until Sunday at 5pm after which the new owners’ contracters will move in and begin renovations for the new condos.