Learn the History Behind NYC’s Public Paintings in “Murals of New York City”
Murals Of New York City: The Best Of New York’s Public Paintings From Bemelmans to Parrish is a colorful stroll throughout the crème de la crème of the Big Apple’s artistic underground and features stunning photographs taken by Joshua McHugh. More than 30 of the most influential and important murals are featured in this weighty tome and they can be seen in places that range from hotels to libraries.
The artwork is a fascinating guide to both the artistic sensibilities of the Big Apple and the city’s changing culture. From the WPA-commissioned artwork that hails from the New Deal era to the graffiti influenced pieces that were created by Keith Haring and Barry McGee, the beautiful photographs of the murals provide a gorgeous feast for the eyes that is sure to delight all art lovers.
However, if you don’t live in NYC, you’re in luck—simply browse through our small gallery of some of the coolest pieces that are featured in Murals of New York City.