Murals: Paint Big

The usual aftermath of tearing down a house in one of Manhattan's more dilapidated sections is a drab parking lot enclosed by scabby brick walls. Artist Allan D'Arcangelo, 37, had a different idea. Seized like many another artist these days with the urge to Paint Big, D'Arcangelo grasped at the opportunity offered by a landlord who owns a five-story tenement next to a parking lot in Manhattan's East Village. The landlord agreed to turn over the side of his building to be used for a mural, put up the price of the paints and the use of a professional...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!