'ONE: Union of the Senses' Mural at One World Trade Center

After 13 years and $3.9 billion USD, the One World Trade Center in Manhattan finally opened to the

Arts
6,661 Hypes 0 Comments

After 13 years and $3.9 billion USD, the One World Trade Center in Manhattan finally opened to the public this week, and greeting the first visitors as they stepped into the lobby was a massive 90-foot mural by Brooklyn artist José Parlá. Titled ONE: Union of the Senses, the mural is a cacophony of colors overlaid with Parlá’s signature graffiti script, requiring eight months of studio work with an additional two weeks on location. Symbolizing the diversity of the city and country, the art piece will hopefully liven up the mornings of the 20,000 inhabitants of the tower as they come in each day. It is the largest part in a collection of seven pieces chosen for the building by New York gallery Edelman Arts as part of a strategy to exhibit art that is “unifying, instead of divisive.” Said Parlá, ”It was very important to me that this painting would reflect a massive respect to the situation and the event and the families, and a massive respect for the site.” Only time will tell the mural’s success in capturing the heavy history of the location, mingled with a celebration of New York and optimism for the future.

Read Full Article
More

What to Read Next

O.T. Genasis - CoCo (RiFF RAFF, Trapzillas and Major Lazer Remix)
Music  

O.T. Genasis - CoCo (RiFF RAFF, Trapzillas and Major Lazer Remix)

Remember that low quality clip of RiFF RAFF performing a remix to O.T. Genasis’ “CoCo” this past

Raf Simons Retrospective for 032c Magazine Issue #27
Fashion

Raf Simons Retrospective for 032c Magazine Issue #27

Berlin-based magazine 032c returns with its annual 2014/2015 winter issue. This year’s issue

Nike KD7 Premium Midnight Navy/Bright Crimson-Metallic Gold
Footwear

Nike KD7 Premium Midnight Navy/Bright Crimson-Metallic Gold

Inspired by the golden hardware NBA superstar Kevin Durant has accumulated over the course of his


Hudson Mohawke featuring Future, Pusha T, French Montana & Travi$ Scott - Chimes (Remix)
Music  

Hudson Mohawke featuring Future, Pusha T, French Montana & Travi$ Scott - Chimes (Remix)

You may have seen Hudson Mohawke’s name popping up quite a bit quite often lately. Your

Black Scale x adidas Originals Consortium Video
Fashion

Black Scale x adidas Originals Consortium Video

San Francisco-based streetwear label Black Scale connects with adidas Originals Consortium for an

A First Look at the Audi Prologue Concept
Automotive

A First Look at the Audi Prologue Concept

German luxury car maker Audi introduces its Prologue concept car at this year’s LA Auto Show.

More ▾