The well-know artist — famous for his simple paintings and the motivational-style messages he scrawls on sidewalks — was busy packing up dozens of works Friday as passersby stopped to inquire about his seemingly abrupt exit. The East Harlem-bred artist has garnered international attention for his public murals and chalk drawings, writing thought-provoking messages like “Beauty Magazines Make My Girlfriend Feel Ugly” and creating images of an African American pope.
His museum stood out among the many bars, cafes and gift shops dotting the block, from the various artworks hanging in the window to his trademark phrase “Become Your Dream” painted colorfully on the store’s awning.
“Emptiness is just as important as presence,” De La Vega said. “Not being here will be equally a part of the message of us being here.” The artist declined to go into specific details regarding his decision to leave, saying only that the full story would be revealed later. “We did our time here — it’s time to move,” he said enigmatically. “There were lessons hopefully people got out of this.”
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