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Art is long, and time is fleeting: Industrial Bushwick’s murals

The group finds blank walls for artists to paint on in the industrial part of Bushwick…

By Lore Croghan - Source: http://www.brooklyneagle.com
This mural by an Argentine artist called Roma adds to the eye candy on the walls of industrial Bushwick. Photo by Lore Croghan

This mural by an Argentine artist called Roma adds to the eye candy on the walls of industrial Bushwick. Photo by Lore Croghan

The other day we met Martin Omar Privitera, an artist based in Buenos Aires who works under the name Roma, on Morgan Avenue. Thanks to an arrangement made by the collective, he had just finished painting a mural on a wall of the Iglesia Bautista Bethel.

“It’s a blessing for me,” Roma said about getting a spot to paint on while visiting America to do contract work in Williamsburg for Wines of Argentina.

Some of the murals in Bushwick and neighboring industrial East Williamsburg are simply art for art’s sake. Some are advertisements for the businesses housed in the buildings they decorate. Either way, they’re fun to look at.

Meet Roma, who got to paint a mural on a Morgan Avenue wall courtesy of the Bushwick Collective. Photo by Lore Croghan

Meet Roma, who got to paint a mural on a Morgan Avenue wall courtesy of the Bushwick Collective. Photo by Lore Croghan

I Always Feel Like... Somebody Is Watching Me … on Thames Street. Photo by Lore Croghan

I Always Feel Like… Somebody Is Watching Me … on Thames Street. Photo by Lore Croghan

Private Eyes Are Watching You … on Morgan Avenue. Photo by Lore Croghan

Private Eyes Are Watching You … on Morgan Avenue. Photo by Lore Croghan

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