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On View: Urban Nation’s Project M/6 Curated by Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently brought Olek, DalEast, Dan Witz, Saner, Nychos and Jeff Soto to Berlin for their takeover of Project M, Urban Nation's ever-evolving outdoor art gallery. In addition to murals and public installations by the above-mentioned artists, LeVine curated a pop-up exhibition titled "Greetings from New York City" with works by Kevin Cyr, Tara McPherson, Gary Baseman, Faile and Evol as well as studio works from the artists who did the street art portion of the show. Photographer Henrik Haven captured the artists in action as they left their mark on Berlin's cityscape.


Nychos at work

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently brought Olek, DalEast, Dan Witz, Saner, Nychos and Jeff Soto to Berlin for their takeover of Project M, Urban Nation’s ever-evolving outdoor art gallery. In addition to murals and public installations by the above-mentioned artists, LeVine curated a pop-up exhibition titled “Greetings from New York City” with works by Kevin Cyr, Tara McPherson, Gary Baseman, Faile and Evol as well as studio works from the artists who did the street art portion of the show. Photographer Henrik Haven captured the artists in action as they left their mark on Berlin’s cityscape.


Nychos


Nychos


DalEast mural on the exterior of the building


DalEast with his mural


Jeff Soto


Saner at work on his installation


Saner


Saner


Dan Witz


Olek and Dan Witz as the latter puts up a street installation


Dan Witz’s window installation before being installed


Dan Witz


Olek and her assistant put finishing touches on her window installation


Olek

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