NYC - East Village: Bowery Mural - Kenny Scharf's The Gates Project
Gates Projecta, Aamural by Kenny Scharf, a NYC/LA based artist, was presented by Tony Goldman and The Hole, on the Bowery mural wall at Houston and Bowery from December 1, 2010 to June 21, 2011.
The Goldman Wall was first covered with streetart in the summer of 1982 by Keith Haring. Goldman Properties, owned by real-estate developer and art enthusiast Tony Goldman, acquired the wall in 1984, using it for advertisements for two decades. In celebration of what would have been Haring's 50th birthday in 2008, Goldman donated the wall to his friend and curator, Jeffrey Deitch and Deitch Projects. The two commissioned a recreation of Haring's 1982 classic, establishing a relationship that resulted in a series of sanctioned murals on the space from a rotating group of artists and that would ultimately carry over to Miami's Wynwood Walls. With the closing of Deitch Projects in 2010, Goldman teamed up with Deitch's successors, The Hole, to continue the wall's legacy.