Outdoor Murals - Table of Contents

 Allen Street Hardware Cafe Outdoor Murals
245 Allen St., Buffalo, NY

Artists: Allen Street Street Artists Collective
Completed: 2013

On this page, murals below:

West elevation - The Revolution Begins Now
North elevation - Iron Fireman
East elevation -  Tribute to Tony Goldman
South Elevation - "It's About Time"

TEXT Beneath Illustrations

West elevation - "The Revolution Begins Now"


West elevation - "The Revolution Begins Now" ... Photo taken June 2014



West elevation - "The Revolution Begins Now" ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
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"The Revolution Begins Now" is a quote from Mark Goldman that refers to the mural project explained above.  Each of the three hands holds a different type of painting tools.

North elevation - Iron Fireman


North elevation: "Iron Fireman," by Chino ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
The "Iron Fireman" mural was completed in honor of the Iron Fireman Co. of Milwaukee, WI. Many of the rust belt region's factories (historic and modern) are outfitted with Iron Fireman machinery.

Details below:



North elevation: "Iron Fireman," by Chino ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
 Chino: David Chino, from New York (trained at UB), member of the Allen Street Street Artists Collective



North elevation: "Iron Fireman," by Chino ... Photo taken June 2014



North elevation: "Iron Fireman," by Chino ... Photo taken June 2014


East elevation -  Tribute to Tony Goldman


East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014
Details below:



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
Tony Goldman



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
Note "Videos de Mexico, indicating that the photos are video covers.
"See also:
Making Freestyle Faces of Main Street video featuring Max Collins, et. al. (online June 2014)



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
Quote from Tony Goldman



East elevation - "Tribute to Tony Goldman  ... Photo taken June 2014 ...
The quote is from Tony Goldman: "The work we do is not for the faint of heart"



South elevation - "It's About Time"


South elevation - "It's About Time" ... Photo taken August 2014 ...
Quote from Mark Goldman


Allen Street Street Artists Collective‬: David Chino, from New York (trained at UB); Septerhed, a leading street artist from Los Angeles; Patrick Gallo, Brooklyn-based, Buffalo-bred; Johnny Chow; Max Collins and Meg Corcoran. In addition, as a special tribute to the late, great Buffalo-born street artist Spain Rodriguez, Ian De Beer has been commissioned to paint a 2000+sq ft mural in honor of our home-grown street art pioneer.

Dedicated to the work of Spain Rodriguez & Tony Goldman, The Allen St. Street Art Collective is an exposition of street artists from LA, NYC and Buffalo. The newly formed Allen St. Street Artists Collective is a project organized by Buffalo arts supporter, author and developer Mark Goldman to help transform the neighborhood and provide more opportunities for street artists to work legally.
Buffalo historian, social advocate and businessman Mark Goldman is planning to create a series of murals in Allentown, while dedicating the effort to his late brother and public art visionary Tony Goldman. In an email sent out to local press, Mark made clear that the initiative would be guided by a professional acumen that would greatly enhance the spectrum of art in the city.

From Mark:

"What my brother Tony demonstrated by his visionary curatorial skills is that street art, done at its best and most sophisticated level, has the power to transform and empower communities.

At his internationally known wall at Houston and Bowery (photos, online June 2014) and on his fantastic, dream-like productions at the walls of Wynwood in Miami (photos, online June 2014), Tony, by sponsoring and supporting the world’s leading street artists, gave voice to a new generation of artists while at the same time bringing unbelievable energy and art to the streets of long-forsaken parts of two major American cities.

His work, though cut-short by his untimely death on September 11th, 2012, will live on, however, not only in Soho and in Miami but on the streets of Buffalo New York where I, by creating the Allen Street Street Artists Collective, will attempt to do for the streets of Allentown what Tony’s work did for New York and Miami. It is as a tribute to him and to the people of Buffalo that I have undertaken this most challenging and important project. As Tony himself said: “The work that we do us not for the faint of heart."

- Queenseyes, Allen Street Art Collective Buffalo Rising, Aug 27, 2013 (online May 2014)
See also: Video - Making "Freestyle Faces of Main Street" Artvoice on 07/31/2012 (online June 2014)
Excerpts
Buffalo, long behind the curve on street art, is finally catching up
By Colin Dabkowski

The Buffalo News,
August 31, 2013 - 9:14 PM

What is the difference between street art and graffiti?

That decades-old debate is already tired to the point of irrelevance in progressive communities across North America, from the colorful warehouse walls of the Wynwood Art District in Miami to the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, now an international destination for street artists from around the world.

But it is just beginning to play out in Buffalo on the walls of several buildings owned by developer Mark Goldman near the intersection of Allen and College streets. And it’s about time.

By the time Allentown’s monthly gallery walk gets going Friday afternoon, those walls will be covered with a riotous collection of new murals and wheatpasted photographs, courtesy of the newly established Allen Street Artists Collective. They range from Ian DeBeer’s wonderful and eye-popping tribute to the late comics artist Spain Rodriguez on the side of the Holly Farms convenience store to a striking image of a hulking gorilla by local artist Max Collins, directly across College Street.

The legal project, quickly organized by Goldman as a tribute to his late brother Tony, who died nearly a year ago, has changed the visual landscape of the neighborhood in an extraordinarily short time. You might think that a project as inspired and quickly executed as this would draw immediate praise from across the community, as similar projects have done in so many places where street artists have paved the way for neighborhood revivals.

You would be wrong.

Judging by the initial comments on my story about the project, you could easily come away with the impression that urban art terrorists had descended on Allentown armed with spray-paint cans and Marxist attitudes in an attempt to destroy the neighborhood and offend as many people as possible in the process.

Buffalo, so artistically and culturally progressive in other ways, has been far behind the ball on this. But thanks to Goldman and his new crew of gifted street artists, it may finally be starting to catch up.

Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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