The last few weeks I’ve been spotting De La Vega’s work in the Upper East Side. Known for his street drawing that are usually done with chalk, I was lucky to notice a sketch of a wine bottle on a table with the Latin quote, “In vino veritas” meaning, “In wine, there’s truth” (tru dat!) in front of a wine store. I saw other simple chalk sketches here and there but was amazed to see his motto “Become your dream” written with a sharpie on a mattress and a couple of couches (that looked like inverted hot dogs) thrown out onto the curb.
When researching more about him, turns out he has a little museum on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. On his blog, I chuckled when I read that they are closed on rainy days. If only my job had those kind of hours.