There’s a Secret Street Art Show in an Abandoned East Village Building Tonight

January 10, 2014 | Andy Cush

Hanksy — a street artist who isn’t exactly ANIMAL’s favorite — is doing something pretty cool: he’s hosting a street art show at an abandoned building that’s slated for demolition in the East Village tonight. It’s called “Surplus Candy,” and it features the likes of Icy and Sot, El Sol 25, Moustache Man, Dee Dee, Elle, Royce Bannon, Gilf, Edapt, A.S.V.P., and Cern, among many others.

The work won’t be limited to paintings on walls. Gilf, for instance, will be exhibiting a performance piece. “I’ve used my space to discuss the loss of family traditions, memories, and the emotional response to the rise of gentrification/ mass eviction that is running rampant in our city,” she told ANIMAL in an email. “I’m literally destroying the whole room: table, chairs, glassware — it’s gonna be rad,” she added.

As tempting as it may be to turn it into a house party, that’s not the intent. “No booze, no music, no party — walk through, check it out, leave,” Moustache Man wrote on Instagram today.

We got a sneak preview of the show this afternoon. See a lot more photos in the gallery above.

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)