Artists in East Harlem, fed up with City bureaucracy, launched “Guerrilla Gallery”, a wall commandeered and turned into an outdoor gallery after years of neglect.
The “Guerrilla Gallery” may be found on East 116th Street between Second and Third avenues.
Since launching in May with 10 pieces of art, its grown to include 25 paintings and drawings. According to the founding artists, any East Harlem artist may add their own work to the wall under one condition: the work must be waterproof.
Kristy McCarthy, 32, a member of the Harlem Art Collective responsible for the wall, spoke to DNA Info about the project, explaining that they were yet to receive permission from the City. So, they did it anyway.
By: Cacy Forgenie | June 5, 2015