The nearly completed mural at the Houston Bowery Wall on June 2.
Queen’s a believer in graffi ti wall
BY GABE HERMAN
The latest artwork is now up at the Houston
Bowery Wall Mural, and is a colorful piece
called “Believe.” Its creator is local artist
Queen Andrea, real name Andrea von Bujdoss.
The artist could be seen working on the mural
since late May at the big Houston St. and Bowery
intersection. It was fi nished on June 4 and
is scheduled to stay up through September.
The work features the word “Believe” in big
letters across the center, and in the lower right
also says, “Love more.” The words and background
are in bright colors of mainly yellows,
blues and reds, and there are geometric shapes
throughout the design.
Queen Andrea is a fi ne artist, muralist, graffi ti
artist, typographer and graphic designer.
This work is presented by Citi, in partnership
with Goldman Global Arts. Queens Andrea’s design
will also be featured on 300 Citi Bikes and 25
Citi Bike kiosks from June to October.
PHOTO BY GABE HERMAN
“I am so honored to be rocking the Bowery Mural
wall!!” she wrote on Instagram on May 30, after
work on the mural had begun. “My ‘BELIEVE’ mural
is taking shape and it’s amazing to do this in the
neighborhood that I grew up in. I love you NYC!!”
“We are thrilled to help bring Queen Andrea’s
inspiring work to the streets of New York,” said
Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Banking
C.M.O. at Citi. “As a brand committed to advancing
gender equity and welcoming what’s
next, we are extremely proud to highlight such
a talented female artist who is breaking new
ground and showing that anything is possible.”
The artist posted again to Instagram on June
5 after the work was fi nished, writing of a photo
of her in midair in front of the mural: “Jumping
for joy the other night after we completed some
very complicated geometry sections
of my Bowery mural. The entire
process was so intense, amazing
and challenging, and I’m so
grateful for every moment of it.”
PHOTO BY GABE HERMAN
Queen Andrea working on the mural
on May 26.
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