Burberry Taps Artist Blondey McCoy for NYC Holiday Murals

Just in time for the holidays, Burberry has partnered with 20-year-old artist and skateboard enthusiast Blondey McCoy for a series of three outdoor murals to be publicly displayed through the end of the year in downtown Manhattan.
This marks the first time McCoy, who has also collaborated on a jewelry collection with designer Stephen Webster, will be displaying his artwork in New York. The three large-scale installations show McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas Eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family with each hand-painted from McCoy’s sketches by select artists.
“It’s amazing to give the painters the artwork on a piece of paper and watch them crack on,” explained the British native. “It’s a case of releasing control, which can be very hard for me.”
At 80-feet tall, the Flatiron district collage depicts the “narrative of a typical British Christmas Eve party” with items including mistletoe, Champagne and, of course, a Burberry check scarf.
One of the SoHo-installed works shows a hand holding a green apple, giving a nod to New York’s fruit-inspired nickname, and another holding a frog on an outstretched palm. The latter is a nod to the British brand’s trench campaign that features McCoy posing with one such

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