Black Lives Matter: A+

Featuring Art Direction by WXY Studio, Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson, and Patrice Payne; organized by Tats Cru; with artists Bio, Nicer, BG183, Crash, Andre Trenier, Eric Orr, Charlie Doves, Marth Alicia, Peter Paid, Gia Gutierrez, Jamie Hef, SadeTCM, Sienide, Mark Lawrence, Key Detail, Jon “PHES” Souza, Marissa Molina, Peach Tao, Will DeNatale, Abby Walsh, Dax Matlock, Rebecca Heritage
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[Drone photos from Mingomatic.]

On July 2 and 3, Thrive Collective joined an all-star lineup of artists led by Tats Cru to paint the Black Lives Matter mural in Foley Square. Our primary assignment: the A in “Black.” We also helped block in the word “Matters,” and finish the K in “Black” and E in “Lives.” The mural spans three blocks on Centre Street in front of the federal and state courthouses. The A sits directly in front of the Thurgood Marshall nameplate on the federal courthouse, the civil rights lion who argued the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case in the US Supreme Court that overturned Jim Crow and desegregated public schools. His Honor later became the first Black Supreme Court justice.

Thank you, Tats Cru, for inviting our collaboration. Thanks to the designers WXY Studio, Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson, and Patrice Payne for their vision, and the extraordinary artists bringing the vision to life: Bio, Nicer, BG183, Crash, Andre Trenier, Eric Orr, Charlie Doves, Martha Alicia, Peter Paid, Gia Gutierrez, Jamie Hef, SadeTCM, Sienide, Mark Lawrence, Key Detail, and more. Special thanks to artists Jon “PHES” Souza, Marissa Molina, Peach Tao, Will DeNatale, Abby Walsh, Dax Matlock, and Rebecca Heritage for representing Thrive Collective well.

BLM Mural In Process

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Project Details

Black Lives Matter
Intensive (Manhattan 2020)

• Art Direction: WXY Studio, Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson, and Patrice Payne
• Organized by Tats Cru
• With artists: Bio, Nicer, BG183, Crash, Andre Trenier, Eric Orr, Charlie Doves, Marth Alicia, Peter Paid, Giannina Gutierrez, Jamie Hef, SadeTCM, Sienide, Mark Lawrence, Key Detail, Jon “PHES” Souza, Marissa Molina, Peach Tao, Will DeNatale, Abby Walsh, Dax Matlock, Rebecca Heritage
• Foley Square, Centre Street between Read and Worth Streets
• Three blocks: 21'8" x 570' (12,500 SF)
• Latex floor paint on asphalt
• Sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, WXY Studio

  • Community Mural
  • Exterior
  • Private Collection
  • Summer Intensive

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