Friday, May 6, 2011

Painted Food

I like old-school painted food, especially groceries, on the sides of buildings. It's a vanishing art--like the painted food of Market Purveyor on 1st Street, now a condo/rental.

The Gristede's supermarket near NYU, at 3rd and Mercer, once sported an entire wall's worth of food murals for a long time.





The same murals today:

5 comments:

EV Grieve said...

I like the painted food art too. And what about cartoon food? I loved the cartoon hams on the menu at Robin Raj.

Bowery Boogie said...

wow, that's sad. used to love walking by that painted fruit. though it never got me in the door of gristedes.

Alex in NYC said...

Oh man that actually made me gasp with grief. :(

RsL+ said...

what about truck art? murals on trucks. i will try to send you an attachment. some of it is beautiful- its disappearing as well.

Goggla said...

They had to paint over the food because some jerk tagged it and ruined everything. If he just HAD to tag something, why not on the blue part of the wall? Why crap on everyone else's party?