Art On Plywood Covering SoHo Businesses To Become ‘A Piece Of History’

Plywood SoHo
Photo credit Steve Burns/WCBS 880
By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Plywood that first went up to deter looting at SoHo business earlier this month became a canvas for artists Saturday as the stores prepare to open their doors when New York City enters Phase 2 of its reopening on Monday.

Loren Abbate painted plywood that was covering up a window of a store on Broadway.

“I'm making artwork that represents universal symbolism of light and hope and healing,” Abbate said.

The plywood, of course, will come down—but the art will live on.

“We hope that this will mark a moment in time, and it'll become a piece of history,” Abbate said.