You may not know Antonio "Chico" Garcia personally, but if you live in or frequent the Lower East Side regularly you probably are very familiar with the artist's work, which infuses the neighborhood with his personal style. The short film by Adam Abada above captures a good deal of Chico's LES work, while the artist reflects on the neighborhood he remembers being more like the South Bronx than Manhattan when he was growing up. Chico packed up his paints and moved to Florida in 2009, but was back in his old neighborhood this summer to paint a mural on Grand Street.
· Documenting Chico's Lower East Side [BoweryBoogie]
· ChicoArtNYC [chicoartnyc.com]
· Chico's Lower East Side [Vimeo]
· Chico coverage on Curbed [Curbed]