Art in the Heart of Manhattan

New York, USA ,2023

“Union with the Universe” – a 7,500-square-foot mural, brought to life by the @vanesaalvarez, in partnership with Union Square Partnership, the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program and @street_plans

Situated in the pedestrian area of Union Square, this masterpiece is inspired by natural elements and pays homage to the district’s history as place to get together for social transformation.

This temporary street art was presented to the public during 6 days in 2023 and had as goal to enhance the quality of the public space and to activate the relatively new extended pedestrian zone.

“Vanesa Álvarez’s mural beautifully captures people’s movement throughout Union Square, intertwining the area’s rich history and conversation on the importance of open spaces,” says Ed Janoff, Acting Executive Director of Union Square Partnership.

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Photos by Union Square Partnership

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