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"Walking Back Time" mural 
5 East Huron Street, Buffalo, NY

TEXT Beneath Illustrations

July 9, 2019 photos - WORK IN PROGRESS


July 9, 2019 photo



July 9, 2019 photo   ...   Details below, from left to right:


July 9, 2019 photo    ...   Court Street and Niagara Square



July 9, 2019 photo   ...    Left: Parking garage    ...   Buffalo Police and Fire Headquarters   ...   "Hell Night Zimmer:  A local family's series of parties



July 9, 2019 photo   ...   City Hall   ...    Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building    ...     Walbridge Building



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July 10, 2019 - WORK IN PROGRESS

Photos by Valerie  Mammoser


July 10, 2019   ...   Photo by Valerie  Mammoser
 Many of Hicks's works involve a
staggering number of stencils, sometimes up to fifteen layers."  ...  
Details below, from left to right:


July 10, 2019  ...   Photo by Valerie  Mammoser


July 10, 2019  ...   Photo by Valerie  Mammoser


July 10, 2019  ...   Photo by Valerie  Mammoser


July 10, 2019  ...   Photo by Valerie  Mammoser





July 21, 2019 - FINISHED MURAL



July 21, 2019



July 21, 2019   ...   Details from left to right:


July 21, 2019   ...    Court Street and Niagara Square



July 21, 2019  
Crowd on Court Street   ...   Two crowd details below:



July 21, 2019 photo
Crowd detail #1   ...    Left background: Parking garage    ...   Buffalo Police and Fire Headquarters   ...   "Hell Night Zimmer:  A local family's series of parties




July 21, 2019 photo
Crowd detail #2




July 21, 2019 photo  
Backgtround
City Hall   ...   Mc Kinley Monument   ...   RightWalter J. Mahoney State Office Building




July 21, 2019 photo   ...   Top of City Hall



July 21, 2019 photo   ...      Walbridge Building  (Detail below:)


July 21, 2019 photo   ...   Walbridge Building




 
July 21, 2019 photo   ...   Six details below:


July 21, 2019 photo   ...   Detail #1


July 21, 2019 photo   ...   Detail #2


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5 East Huron Street (working title) ,
Commissioned by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Art Initiative, 2019

Logan Hicks
American, born 1971

Logan Hicks’s mural for the Washington Street façade of 5 East Huron Street is based on photographs he took around one of the city’s signature sightlines: down Court Street toward Niagara Square and City Hall. He then translated this imagery into a number of stencils to be added in monochromatic layers to the wall. As with previous projects, Hicks chose to photograph the city late at night, a relatively quiet, peaceful time that allows him to “slow down and look at [the environment] with fresh eyes . . . [and] start to see the beauty in the mundane.”

Based in New York City, Hicks has been an active member of the street art and mural community since the early 2000s, completing large-scale projects for New York’s famed Houston Bowery wall and Wynwood Walls in Miami as well as in Baltimore, Istanbul, Tunisia, Paris, and beyond.




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Stencil superstar Logan Hicks Kicks Off Spate of New Buffalo Murals
By Colin Dabkowski|
Published by The Buffalo News, June 27, 2019 (online July 2019)

... the sought-after street artist Logan Hicks will set to work on another wall in a prominent downtown spot. Hicks will begin work on a mural at 5 East Huron St., site of the former Oshun restaurant and onetime luncheonette, on Saturday.

Hicks' murals use complex layers of stencils and are based mostly on his own photography, according to a release from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which commissioned the piece as part of its public art program. The artist recently visited Buffalo to take photographs, which he will use in the mural.

Hicks, the gallery's release noted, "is often cited as one of the premier stencil-based muralists in the world and has been an active member of the street art and mural community since the early 2000s. Many of his works involve a staggering number of stencils, sometimes up to fifteen layers."

Hicks is expected to be at the site doing preparatory work on Saturday and Sunday, with painting set to begin Monday, depending on the weather.
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World-Renowned Artist Logan Hicks To Begin New Mural In Buffalo, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Press release, June 27, 2019


On Saturday, June 29, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Public Art Initiative will begin work on a new project at 5 East Huron Street. The artist, Logan Hicks (American, born 1971), is often cited as one of the premier stencil-based muralists in the world and has been an active member of the street art and mural community since the early 2000s. Many of his works involve a staggering number of stencils, sometimes up to fifteen layers.

Hicks's mastery has garnered him worldwide respect and the opportunity to create large-scale murals globally. Perhaps most notably, he was selected to paint the coveted Bowery Wall in New York City in 2016. Building on his long-standing ties to the street art community, he organized The Underbelly Project: a secret hidden space in New York City memorialized in a book released by Rizzoli and documentary film that premiered at Miami Art Basel in 2018.

The artist's stencil images come primarily from his own photography, and the project in Buffalo is informed by a recent trip to the area. His final work will be painted on the side of 5 East Huron Street, the former OSHUN restaurant, in the heart of downtown and surrounded by many of Buffalo's architectural gems.

The Albright-Knox's Public Art Initiative is an innovative partnership between the museum and the County of Erie established in 2013 to enhance our shared sense of place and cultural identity in the urban and suburban landscapes of Western New York. The City of Buffalo joined the partnership in 2014. The goal of the initiative is to create spaces of dialogue where diverse communities have the ability to socially engage with, actively respond to, and cooperatively produce great public art that is capable of empowering individuals, creating stronger neighborhoods, and establishing Western New York as a critical cultural center.
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Paint (!) Watch: 5 E. Huron Street
Buffalo Rising. October 20, 2018  (online July 2019)

Five East Huron 
was originally constructed in 1946 as a restaurant named the Waldorf Lunch, a popular lunch counter restaurant chain founded in 1904.

The building was later occupied by the memorable Howard Shoes.

Iskalo Development took ownership of the building in 2006 and undertook a restoration. The interior of the building, with its highly distinctive terrazzo floors and ornate aquatic-themed wall frescos, remains intact.


Logan Hicks - mural at Wynwood Walls, Miami

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Photos and their arrangement © 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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