See Brooklyn Artist Rashid Johnson’s Largest Mural To Date At Brookfield Place

See Brooklyn Artist Rashid Johnson’s Largest Mural To Date At Brookfield Place

Rashid Johnson is a multidisciplinary Brooklyn artist known for incorporating aspects of Black intellectual and cultural identity in his art. In the past, his work has used a diverse set of materials, from CB radios and shea butter to record covers and tropical plants. Now, you can see his biggest work to date: “Untitled Broken Crowd,” a 14-by-33-foot mural from his Williamsburg studio. It’s made of oyster shells, handmade ceramics, wax, brass, wood, soap, spray paint and broken mirrors. 

“The opportunity to have my work in public spaces is something I’ve never taken for granted,” Johnson told Interior Design. Interior Design described the mural as “a hallucinatory concert of organic and industrial textures occasionally yields a host of faces,” with splashes of color that reference our tumultuous times. 

Read more about Johnson’s life and work here. The mural is located at 200 Liberty Street in the atrium inside Brookfield Place.

photo: Brookfield

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