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Misha Tyutyunik: We Are All Essential, DUMBO, Brooklyn, November 2020

  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Photo of Misha Tyutyunik's art at 85 Jay Street
  • Misha Tyutyunik

About We Are All Essential, DUMBO, Brooklyn, November 2020

“City Canvas’’ is a 24-month pilot designed to allow the installation of temporary visual art on eligible sidewalk sheds and construction fences. We’ve worked with local communities to transform protective construction structures into spaces for temporary art installations. This is a partnership with The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Office of the Mayor.

This artwork entitled “We Are All Essential’’ by Misha Tyutyunik is a 500-foot long mural honoring essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis: From doctors and first responders to supermarket and delivery personnel, these heroes have kept our city running and saved lives. Misha is a Brooklyn-based artist and muralist.   

“I wanted to create a piece that honored the workers who have risked their lives in order to keep New York City going, while also paying tribute to one of its most iconic neighborhoods: DUMBO,” said artist Misha Tyutyunik. “These trying times have made many of us realize the importance of those many essential workers we often take for granted. This mural serves as a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of adversity.”

Misha Tyutyunik

Misha Tyutyunik aka MDOT is a Ukrainian-born, prolific, painter, muralist, street artist, and illustrator, living and working out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has been making art his whole life and is slowly but surely taking over the New York City art scene. His murals grace walls throughout the five boroughs, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Mexico and his paintings and illustrations have been sold all over the world. Misha has worked with and been commissioned by brands like Zumiez, Vans, NBC, Cat Footwear, AMTRAK, and Vibe magazine (to name a few) to create public artwork, illustrations, and live paintings.

Partners

This installation is produced by ArtBridge and made possible by Front & York, a joint venture between CIM Group and LIVWRK. It is part of City Canvas, an initiative of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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