“Los Muros Hablan NYC” in East Harlem and the South Bronx: Axel Void, Pastel, Celso Gonzalez & Roberto Biaggi, Viajero, Rimx, Betsy Casañas, LNY, Jufe and Elian

August 29, 2013

From August 19 – August 25, Los Muros Hablan, an international urban arts festival, gave a voice to silent, empty walls in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Presented by La Repuesta, a leading Puerto Rican cultural space, Los Muros Hablan NYC, featured a wonderfully eclectic group of global artists.

Axel Void, 201 East 103rd Street in East Harlem

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Pastel, 138 Street & Grand Concourse in the South Bronx — close-up from huge mural captured via instagram

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Celso Gonzalez and Roberto Biaggi, 54 East 116th Street in East Harlem

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Viajero, 2022 Third Avenue in East Harlem

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Rimx,154 East 100th Street, as seen in progress last week

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Betsy Casañas, 1664 Park Avenue in East Harlem

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LNY, 195 East 100th Street in East Harlem

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Jufe, 2018 Third Avenue in East Harlem

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Elian138 Street & Grand Concourse in the South Bronx

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Photos by Dani Mozeson & Lois Stavsky; keep posted to our Facebook page for more images of the completed murals from this week-long Los Muros Hablan NYC event presented in collaboration with Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito and El Museo del Barrio.

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Ramón Luna September 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Gran trabajo, muy trascendente. La belleza es educación preventiva, es dignidad para todos. Gracias.

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jenny October 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

omg! so many great artists in nyc and they have to come here to paint a bug on a wall that looks like a sketch? wwhat about the murals on 138 st bx? BORING! SOOOO FREAKING BORING!

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jenny October 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

ohh and by the way…there “los muros nos hablan” in chile(http://losmurosnoshablan.cl )..even before” los muros hablan” from pr ..its the same people?

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Lois Stavsky December 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I’m sorry you feel that way, Jenny. I think that the project is wonderful. And the ones in the Bronx are among the best anywhere!

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Laura March 23, 2014 at 1:24 am

The first time I saw Betsy Casanas mural around the corner from me on Park Avenue I was simply amazed at the beauty presented on the wall. Every so often I would stop to view it on the way home. This evening I looked at it and it sort of comes to life in the dim lights from the nearby buildings. I just had to inquire as to the name of the artist. Little did I know that some of the other murals that I have been viewing in my community were part of a larger project. Thank you to all the artists who contributed to this wonderful project in El Barrio.

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