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DKNY Asks Artists To Interpret New York [Pics]

10 international artists are given the task of painting their own picture of the vibrant metropolis to be displayed around the world.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on June 14, 2013. @greenidealism

Following the success of DKNY’s original Houston Street mural between 1992 and 2008 – the company is commissioning 10 artists from around the world to create their own NYC-inspired vision for DKNYARTWORKS.

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Considering the amount of variety NYC has to offer, each of the 10 artists’ interpretations are very different from one another, and the original, which featured the New York skyline and Statue of Liberty.

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Once completed, the art will be put on display via the DKNY logo as outdoor installations around the world. Some of the high-profile locations include London’s Piccadilly Circus, New York’s Yankee Stadium and Hong Kong’s Canton Road.

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In further support of the city, all of the artists have donated their work to Free Arts NYC, an organisation providing educational arts and mentoring programs to underserved children in the city. The company is currently auctioning the pieces of art on Paddle8 – an online auction house – giving everyone a chance to own one of the soon-to-be iconic pieces.

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