South Bronx - New York City
Ananda Nahú from Brazil, Ricky Flores from the Bronx, and Jeremy Thal from Brooklyn, came together to make a mural on THE POINT's Barretto Street Wall in a day, march 2014. THE POINT is a Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. This wall is dedicated to young women everywhere and part of our FEMALE FLAVA festival coming on May 17th hosted by W.O.M.E.N.( Where our Minds Empower Needs).
The primary image is of Yvette, by Ricky Flores, a young women from the neighborhood who died soon after this photograph was taken. This wall is the result of a long collaboration of Ananda and Ricky and has grown into Ananda's first visit to New York, sponsored by ArtsLink, BronxArtSpace, and THE POINT. Also on the same wall, on city's part: Dao, David Yearwood, Showta Art. Special thanks to W.O.M.A.N.S , Carey Clark, TATs Cru, Ricky Flores, Linda Cunninghan, Kellie Nicole, Jeremy Thal and THE POINT - South Bronx!
All Photos by Ricky Flores
Time lapse video of the creating Yvette Mural The Point in the South Bronx.
Video by Ricky Flores. Additional footage by Jessica Scott
Ananda Nahu - Yvette Mural. Hunts Point, BX The Point in the South Bronx.
Images and edition by Jessica Scott
Brazilian artist Ananda Nahu paints a mural in Hunts Point, The Bronx, New York City.
"Yvette" is based on a 1984 photograph by Ricky Flores.
Yvette was a young woman when she died of AIDS in the 1980s, shortly after this photo was taken.
Soon after Ananda finished this painting, Yvette's three children all reconnected after being estranged since childhood.
Video featuring street artists DAO and $HOwTA