Local artists AUKS and Sobek and visiting artist HazardOne (from Bristol, UK) came to Phoenix Landing (Central Square, Cambridge) to touch up and augment the rooftop mural on a sunny spring day.
Filmmaker Olivia Huang was also present on this day, as she is currently working on a street art documentary film tentatively titled “The Modica Way”. Seen here with artist HazardOne. Visit her Modica Way documentary website at Above The Free Walls and her Facebook page Graffiti Alley Photography and Film.
“Literary District Alley” is located between Winter Street and Temple Place in Downtown Boston, halfway between Park Street and Downtown Crossing subway stations. The individual portions of the mural illustrate literary figures who have lived in or worked in Boston. I call it “hidden alley of art” because you wouldn’t know it was there if you didn’t know it was there; I have walked down Winter Street thousands of times without ever seeing it, and it would be pretty easy to miss while walking down Temple Place as well (the video starts at Temple Place).
On the first Saturday of warm spring weather, the artists are out in droves at Modica Way, Cambridge’s Graffiti Alley. One crew left immediately after whitewashing part of the wall…. were they coming back later to do a new piece? Or do they just not like Marisa Kang? They covered her piece that she had painted the day before, which in and of itself is not unusual here as pieces often get painted over even on the same day that they went up, but to just cover it and run? Weird.