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James Gulliver Hancock: Every building in NYC

all the buildings in nyc

James Gulliver Hancock is attempting to draw every building in NYC.

I was born here and have lived here most of my life and I still marvel at blocks and buildings I’ve never seen. My husband and I used to go for long late night walks exploring our city. He was born and bred here.

As an artist I can understand the compulsion to document what you love but this is quite an undertaking. I wonder how long it will take James?

link via Kottke

2 Responses to James Gulliver Hancock: Every building in NYC

  1. JWK March 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Who knows! I can’t wait to follow along. Loving the Mulberry Commission!!

  2. Elizabeth March 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    My goodness! Thinking about how long this could take reminded me of an art teacher I had once who, if we pestered, would tell us our compositions should take “a hot minute” to complete. Later she admitted she used that expression because nobody really knew how long that was and she wanted us to work for as long as we saw fit.

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