Street Artist Ben Eine Paints New York City Gates
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“Recently the UK’s Ben Eine, well known for painting store gates (or shutters as they’re known in England) around the world made a trip to New York as his last stop of a small national tour that included Texas and California. Ben’s been painting gates with letters around the world for some time now and I first encountered them on Fairfax in Los Angeles while driving around town. Having met him briefly during the MoCA exhibition and exchanging numbers I was pleasantly surprised when he reached out to me (as I had suggested) to help secure some painting locations in town to further his alphabet project. So with that email I assembled a small group of volunteers to help give a few neighborhoods a face lift and some free art. I was glad to see the graffiti work ethic alive and thriving in a writer from my generation. We might be getting older but neither Ben nor the rest of us are falling off any time soon.”