The Cooper Square Hotel is draping itself in glamorously gritty graffiti. They've commissioned artists Joyce Pensato, Nick 1, Vizie and Shinique to deck the walls of an adjacent building it recently bought, according to the NY Post. Vizie told the paper, "The only real unifying theme is the colors, black and white," but his section is "a tribute to a friend who died over the summer."

The final collaborative masterpiece (which will apparently include a portrait of Homer J. Simpson) is slated to be done by November 10th, and will be up for a year before something new takes its place. Unless uncommissioned street artists take it over by then. [via EV Grieve]