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  • Words by Erica Stella, Photos by just_a_spectator

Eduardo Kobra 2018: 10-12

The "tween" years are almost as bad as the terrible two's, but Eduardo Kobra pushed through the seasonal change in NYC, and kept focused on his colorful mission. These nation of immigrants (both North and South America), are going through an uncomfortable struggle at this time, but is no different than past indifferences. In this next group, Kobra reminds us of the array of cultures that make up our fabric, and the type of uncommon heroes that arise in trying times.


The 1st mural, on the facade of the City-As-School, a public school in Manhattan's West Village, portraits five immigrants who arrived in NYC a century ago and had been to Ellis Island, an entry point of foreigners who came to the US between the late 19th century and early 20th century. With 8,600 square feet (800 square meters), this piece is the largest of the entire 'Colors For Freedom' series.

Did you know?

This is one of the NYC schools where Jean-Michel Basquiat attended.

Ellis / Imigrantes

Located at Petisco Brazuca, 833 DeKalb Avenue & Throop Street in Bed-Stuy, BK, Kobra brings us his rendition of "Christ the Redeemer".


War is Hell. Elvis Presley in his G.I. days (1958-1960) at Bedford Avenue and 142 N 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


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