The best Black Lives Matter-themed street art in Harlem

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Photo: Alon Sicherman for New Kingston Media

Earlier this week, a group of local artists gathered to paint a huge Black Lives Matter street mural in the heart of Harlem.

Stretching across two blocks and four lanes, the mural was a gift for the community, by the community.

While it may be the latest–and most impressive–example of Black Lives Matter-themed art to come to the neighborhood, it's certainly not the only.

To see more, below is a roundup of art–some of it impromptu, some planned–that has surfaced in Harlem in the weeks since the BLM movement began in late May.

From south to north:

Black Lives Matter window installation at The Africa Center

East Harlem The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Ave and 110th St

Black is Beautiful by RAD

Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 116th St

Harlem Canvas for Change

Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 124th St

Black Lives Matter street mural by artists LeRone Wilson (curator), Jason Wallace, Omo Misha, Guy Stanley Philoche, Lesny Felix, Thomas Heath, Dianne Smith and Joyous Pierce

Central Harlem Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 125th and W 127th Sts

George Floyd Tribute

Central Harlem Fence in front of the Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd and W 135th St (only temporary)

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