Vacant East Village Bodega Transformed into Makeshift Art Space

For his latest project titled "Word Of Mouth", street artist RAEA transformed a corner store in the East Village into a site specific installation featuring drawings, paintings, stickers, and mixed-media sculptures.RAE has used every surface of this vacant store to showcase his own creations alongside classic bodega fare (EBT cards, bread, cans of beans, loosies, lotto tickets). He even built a robot out of a broken-down ventilation system. Gothamist photographer Scott Lynch says, "The attention to detail is awesome—the products, the security cameras, the pay phone, all of it—and people kept stopping in and saying, 'Wait, is this a store?' I loved it, it's got street art and vanishing NYC angles." The exhibit continues through November 16 on the corner of Avenue C and East 12th Street.

See more of RAE's work here.

via [vandalog] via [Gothamist]

Photos courtesy of Scott Lynch/Gothamist and RAE