Centre-Fuge Art Project

"Danielle Mastrion & Bishop203 artwork on trailer in NYC"

While walking along East First Street off First Avenue early this year, we were delighted to come upon a huge trailer transformed into a vibrant outdoor canvas.   In the past few months, this same trailer has featured the works of some of NYC’s best-known street artists such as Claw Money and Optimo Primo, along with images fashioned by artists who rarely paint or exhibit in public spaces.

Last week we had the chance to observe some of NYC’s most active street artists at work on the trailer and meet some others whose work was new to us.  We also discovered that these artists were at work on Cycle 3 of The Centre-Fuge Art Project conceived by First Street residents Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville in memory of their friend, Mike Hamm.

Here are some images from Cycle 3:

Brooklyn-based artist Danielle Mastrion pays homage to Adam Yauch aka MCA, a founding member of the legendary Beastie Boys.

"Danielle Mastrion paints MCA portrait"

Local illustrator and graphic designer Michael DeNicola brings an eerie family abroad.

"Michael Denicola characters on NYC trailer"

Thanks to Bishop203 and Elle, Brooklyn’s iconic character arrives on the scene.

"Bishop203 character on NYC trailer"

The prolific Fumero whose distinct aesthetic can be seen on walls throughout NYC brings a slice of paradise to First Street.

"Fumero street art on NYC trailer"

Brooklyn-based visual and performance artist Jade Fusco, aka DMZL, graces the trailer with an array of quirky creatures.

"Jade Fusco characters on NYC trailer"

And designer, graffiti writer and fine artist CRAM Concepts (center) honors all moms — just in time for Mothers Day.

Cycle 3 of Centre-fuge will be on view until July 12th, 2012.

Photos by Lenny Collado, Tara Murray & Street Art, NYC

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