Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pixelated Mural

This pixelated mural is located on the 2nd floor wall of an apartment building on Prince Street near Bowery in Nolita. I don't know who the image is (Bernie Madoff?) but it is definitely an interesting piece artwork.

So where is the most interesting place you have seen a mural or artwork?

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Did you try walking far away from it? An image like that should come into focus from a distance.

Bron said...

My first thought was Chairman Mao.

melly said...

I took this shot too on my visit to your city. I thought he's Kim Jong Il - the Korean somebody somebody!

oldmanlincoln said...

Yep. Get back away and it will become clear. NCR, where I once worked, used the pixel technique on photos so that people up close were puzzled and those far away knew right off what it was.

Shammickite said...

I think graffiti or outdoor mural art is quite amazing, it gives creative people a place to express themselves and reach a captive audience, but perhaps that audience doesn't always appreciate the art. I rather like the chap in the pinstiped suit in your last post.

Daryl said...

Looks a bit Mao-ish to moi

Ken Mac said...

fantastic. How did you find this one ming? And how did I miss it! My bet is that this is an artist of some sort.

Meg in Nelson said...

That looks ... harder than painting a straight forward painting-mural? I thought of Mao fist, too.

Chuck Pefley said...

I still love the mural on Houston at Bowery.

James said...

Chairman Maodoff?

Julie said...

Ahh ... I saw one from the train yesterday on the front of a very old funeary station. Will try to capture over the weekend.

Virginia said...

Well I have no clue. I've loved all the other guys' guesses however.

How would I know from down here Ming???? DUH! I do know that I love all the wonderful things you find for us from your city. Every day is a new experience!
V

teahouse said...

Odd. It looks a bit like Danny DeVito with a longish toupee.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I think it's Ming the Merciless!

onsen soaker said...

He is Kenichi Takemura, a Japanese commentator.

Gecko said...

I was thinking the same thing as Lincoln, if you get far away enough it'll become clear!