By the time the artist and designer of the mural painted it in 2015, it had been commissioned to decorate a private residence in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
But the artist, who went by the nom de plume of David Smith, was an outsider to the art world, a young immigrant from India who’d come to the U.S. in 2000.
“I never thought I would be an artist, but I was very fortunate to have been born into this very privileged family,” Smith said.
He came to the United States in 2010 and moved to the Upper West Side with his family.
He has lived in New York City and Manhattan, painting murals, sculptures, murals of celebrities, and a series of pop-up art spaces.
Smith has painted more than 100 pieces of art over the years, and his most recent project was a series called “A Little Life,” in which he created a ceramic-andart installation that includes a large mural of a man eating his lunch and a small man sitting at the dinner table.
The mural, in a brick building at the corner of West 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, depicts a man in a long coat and a dark suit and a young woman with a red bow tie.
The young man is eating lunch.
When he looks up at the man, the young woman holds up a hand.
In the mural, the man is smiling, and the woman holds her own hand in front of her face.
At first glance, the image of the man in the mural appears to be a picture of a young man, and it is.
It is a composite of photographs taken by a photographer at the time, but Smith said he wanted to show how the man could be a young child.
The young man has a bright yellow shirt and a red tie.
According to Smith, he took photos of the young man when he was two years old, when he had only a few friends, and later he took more photos, taking his shirt off and posing for photos.
For Smith, the images of the artist are not just portraits of a child.
He said they are “realistic” and show the man as he is today.
As he told the New York Times, the mural is a visual representation of “a man who is not a boy, a man who does not have the same clothes as boys do, and I’m trying to be that person.”
Smith said the artist used a lot of “traditional techniques” in creating the mural.
He painted a brick wall, a large hole in the wall, and an open doorway.
I wanted to make a concrete sculpture.
His installation has been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since March.
Smith hopes to create more ceramic installations, and he wants to create one every day for the next year.
And he hopes to do more work in New Orleans, where he has lived for years.
He’s worked with the city to renovate the former American Red Cross warehouse where he was raised and to add a courtyard and outdoor space.
Smith hopes to work with the Uptown Jazz Festival and other events to create murals.
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