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Watch This Building Get Bombed, Tagged and Beautified
for “Surplus Candy”


02.18.14 Marina Galperina

Recently, the jokey stenciler known as Hanksy organized a secret, one-night-only art exhibition inside an abandoned East Village tenement, scheduled for demolition. Over the course of several nights before the invite-only opening, dozens of artists snuck inside to destroy and cover the building’s innards in art. ANIMAL got some photos of a sneak preview the day of the opening, but this video by Nicolas Heller shows just how much fun they were having. See them paint, buff, smash, stencil, draw, tag and light shit on fire.

Featuring: Hanksy, Col Wallnuts, Elle, Royce Bannon, Russell King, Tony Depew, Foxxface, CB23, Alice Mizrachi/AM, Trap, Dick Mama, Cosbe, Tone Tank, ASVP, El Sol 25, NDA, Lunar New Year, Mata Ruda, Bishop203, GILF!, Sonni, Magda Love, Wretched Beast, Moustache Man, Nicolas Holibar, Mrs. Big Stuff, UR New York, Edapt, BD White, Enzo and Nio, Mr. Two Three, Mr. Toll, Elizabeth Glaessner, Cernesto, Left Handed Wave, Wizard Skull, Dee Dee, Vulpes Vulpes, Tako, Drippings and Icy and Sot (on fire above).