See Aakash Nihalani’s New Op Art Tape Mural on the Lower East Side


Brooklyn-based artist Aakash Nihalani, who we’re preemptively dubbing the Sol LeWitt of street art, recently closed his latest solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and turned a painting from that exhibition, “Portal 1,” into one of his trademark tape installations on the wall of Lower East Side boutique Rag & Bone (at the corner of Elizabeth and Houston streets) which hosts rotating street art projects.

After its debut on Monday, the mural was torn apart by the time ARTINFO passed it on Tuesday morning. But on Tuesday evening Nihalani was on the scene, carefully recreating his work, which was intact when we swung by this morning.

The maze-like mural, with its neon palette, is the star attraction on a block that also hosts the Houston Street mural space currently occupied by Crash‘s pop-y Popeye painting.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photo by the author.)