After a few years of dabling within the corporate world, she rapidly made the decision to become a full time artist. She has recently become a heavy contributor at Coney Island, painting several murals for Luna Park and the famed aquarium. A few years ago, Danielle had a solo canvas show in Brooklyn called ‘Lost New York’. Curator Marie Cecile Flageul loved the captured scenes and purchased a Crown Heights painting. Rather than assigning an expected portrait, she asked Mastrion to paint a traditional tenement, a perfect theme for Mastrion whose own grandmother lived on East 8th street and worked on the Lower East Side.
Danielle Mastrion’s first ever aerosol mural was a portrait of Beastie Boys singer MCA. Meres One pushed her to use solely spray paint. She was then re-invited to 5 Pointz in the summer of 2013 to immortalize the famed DJ Kool Herk for the 40 years of Hip Hop anniversary.
Make no mistake: this is much more than a tourist attraction. Urban historians, street art buffs, Instagram thrillseekers – and of course, our guests, friends and neighbors – will all find something to admire at MoSA.
The first photo-op is the outdoor 5000-square-foot mural by Meres One, featuring letters culled from the original 5 Pointz landmark. The second photo-op is 21 floors above the first, at our bar in the clouds. From there, your graffiti descent begins.
Whether or not you’ve seen the original New York street art site at 5 Pointz, MoSA will be a one-in-a-million experience.
(Photography Credit: Rae Maxwell for MoSA)