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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Knox Martin | The Whaling Wall Public Art Project

Knox Martin's whaling project has intrigued me since my first visit to his studio almost three years ago.  He is passionate about this project and I'm so thrilled to see it moving forward.

Knox Martin and Woodward Gallery announce this important public artwork, The Whaling Wall, to be premiered as a public mural at 334 Grand Street in New York, corner of Grand and Ludlow Streets facing west, scheduled to be completed May 2011.

The powerful image depicts man’s irresponsible killing of the whales, a metaphor for peace and a call for humanity.  Known for his muralist work, Knox was seen in the recent past on a cherry picker putting his signature in a more visable location when his Venus  was partially covered by construction of a new building adjacent to that mural.  At age 88, he is an awesome force!

©2011 Knox Martin/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The realization of this public artwork is made possible by the commitment of the following:
  • Artist Knox Martin has envisioned and will donate his painting to the public to raise awareness;
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Downey have donated their building’s exterior wall;
  • Golden Artist Colors, Inc. will provide custom paint; and
  • Woodward Gallery has coordinated and will curate the project. 


Gaby said...

Wonderful post about a wonderful project and artist Knox Martin!
Thank you!

Susan G said...

Amazing - what a talented artist!

Issis said...

Knox so deserves for this to be realized ... Woodward Gallery is requesting contributions to help with final costs ...

GabyR said...


Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of The Whaling Wall by Knox Martin are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.