The end of an eraPosted: May 17, 2014
It’s a sad, sad sight to arrive in New York City and see Pearl Paint closed up for good. I knew as soon as I caught a glimpse of its wonky red and white checkerboard facade that I had to do a sketch of it, because who knows what it will look like next year when I come back. No doubt a condo will be in its place. I started shopping for art supplies at the Canal Street location when I was an art student in university and since then no trip to NY has been complete without a pilgrimage to this art supply mecca. I couldn’t get the whole building in my sketch because I’m travelling with only a small sketchbook, but the thrill of shopping here was always taking the worn out stairs from floor to floor and picking up something new on every level, usually something I couldn’t find in Montreal. I will miss you Pearl.