Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street Art of The Lower East Side in Manhattan

Daria Silter

Daria Silter

Daria Silter is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Global Storybook.
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Daria Silter

The Lower East Side (or LES for short) is a hot mecca destination for various street artists in New York City.  They have been continuously gracing numerous street corners, the top of the buildings, hidden back walls, and even the front of different coffee shops, bakeries and other venues – with beautiful graffitis, murals and other forms of street art.

Almost every neighborhood in NYC has a mural or two spread widely across its different streets and avenues.  However, the neighborhoods with the most street art in Manhattan can all be found on the Lower East Side.  They include the famous districts of SoHo, Noho, and the Little Italy.

Each mural, which is usually painted on someone’s private property, is normally done through an advance agreement between an artist and an owner.  It can last anywhere from a single month – to even several years, depending on how well liked and popular the particular mural becomes.  Naturally, the owner of the property always has the last word.

You can go on a “street art hunting” exploration alone, or you can even join a free tour with an expert.  Some of these murals are located in little known street corners and might be hard to spot – so I do recommend joining the tour.  Plus the guide will supply you with a deeper insight into the NYC’s street art scene, that you would not normally find on your own.  The choice is yours – but you should definitely hurry, before some of these murals disappear from the face of New York for good.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

This beautiful portrait of the famous British actress, Audrey Hepburn, can be found in Little Italy. It was painted by a talented artist, by the name Tristan Eaton.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

An amazing work of art, by a young, talented, female artist, called Gum Shoe. It can be found on the wall of the Rochelle’s bar (205 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002).

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

A newly added, gorgeous Blondie mural, done by the famous American street artist, Shepard Fairey (August 2017). It can be found in Bowery.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

A small detail from the work of a talented and renowned, Brooklyn based, female artist, Gilf! – called “To Tehran With Love”.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

A beautiful artistic tribute to Andy Warhol, which can be found in SoHo.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

A giant portrait of the famous Spanish poet, Federico Garcia Lorca.

Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Amazing, giant mural by Tristan Eaton – can be found in Little Italy.

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