Pearl Paint, R.I.P.

The Wildcard offices are only a few short blocks from the legendary Pearl Paint art store on Canal Street, but somehow I didn’t hear until after the fact that the longstanding New York art world institution shut down a little more than a week ago.

I shot this picture of its signage this morning on my walk to work. I guess I had never noticed how ragged the storefront looked.

Pearl Paint

Over at Vulture they have a nice piece in which six artists reflect on how Pearl Paint figured into their careers.


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