Green Villain #GVM004
In the spring of 2014, Green Villain’s founder, Gregory D. Edgell, started his plan for regional domination. With so much talent spread throughout New Jersey, a platform was necessary to show the world what these artists were capable of. Finding walls was easy, but finding property owners that liked graffiti was another task all together. The Newport Pep Boys in Jersey City was the fourth hit in their project and was, obviously, graffiti friendly.
#GVM004 had a rear facade that was over 140’ wide and 30’ tall. It faces the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, where it is seen by thousands of commuters each day. Showcasing the AIDS team in full, the back wall was transformed into something very unique in this downtown urban setting.
On Saturday April 25, 2015, 20-30 writers from three states collaborated on the Pep Boys building, except this time, due to the future demolition plans, permission was given to paint on all four walls. Onlookers toured around the building by foot and in cars. Kids eyed the graff, posing for flicks by mom and dad.
What is the world coming to? From art crimes to family day. The building will go down in May.