November 28, 2020

As pandemic closes New York stores, artists move in

New York (AFP) – Artists are taking over New York storefronts made empty by the coronavirus pandemic, receiving invaluable free exposure and breathing life into depressed shopping streets.Thousands of shops and restaurants have closed this year as the virus ravages the Big Apple’s economy, and artists are now getting some of them as studios and exhibition space. “Sometimes they say tragedy brings an opportunity. So this is an opportunity,” says the artist known as Sir Shadow, performing his signature one-stroke drawings in a former furniture store in Manhattan. The 70-something is helped by Ch…


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