a year ago @Artlab78, tomorrow opening @ the Consulate General of Argentina in NYC

Horacio Tin Can Maps


The Story of Manhattan’s Rectangular Street Grid


A plan for the city of New York in 1754.


Published: November 15, 2013

The Story of Manhattan’s Rectangular Street Grid

Q. When did Manhattan’s rectangular street grid first begin appearing?

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A. The rigid right-angled grid that defines most of Manhattan wasofficially adopted in 1811. But its hallmark regularity of design began appearing in new blocks laid out in the 1740s.

“Manhattan in Maps: 1527-1995,” a 1997 book by Paul E. Cohen and Robert T. Augustyn, reproduces and discusses a map of the city in 1754 (at right) that was prepared by Francis Maerschalck, who had a long career as the city surveyor. It shows three areas of new growth: the area just north of the modern site of the World Trade Center; the section that would become Little Italy, just north of Canal Street; and a group of blocks to the southeast, by the East River.

All three sites show more structured growth than the winding streets of the Dutch era. Familiar streets that appear on this map for the first time include Mott, Mulberry, Hester, Bayard, Church, Vesey and Dey.

The two new sections north of Canal and along the East River appear to have been the earliest instances of the systematic development of land for profit, the writers said.

“Perhaps the greatest advantage of the grid is to the owner of the land; it allows for the maximum number of streets and lots,” they wrote. Manhattan, they said, did not have the luxury of radiating outward; it could expand in only one direction: north. Creating as many lots as possible within the city was important, they said, even if much of it was still undeveloped. These incentives continued in the 1811 grid.


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Private Viewing after the opening

In case you missed the opening, we are happy to let you know that you still have the opportunity to see the new work of Horacio Sanchez Fantino
about Manhattan’s Island as well os other works of art important steps leading to that “Mapas de Latas”.
You may contact Paula Mikulan directly  by phone  1 347 7212076
or by email Paulamikulan@gmail.com to organize a private viewing and meet Horacio Sanchez Fantino before November 20
Do not miss the opportunity or you will have to travel to Argentina..or wait until 2014 for his next show at the Argentinian Consulate in New York City.
See you around

Laurence Neron-Bancel

Horacio Sanchez Fantino’s CV

Horacio Sánchez Fantino

3/9/1957, Rosario, Argentina.



1978  to 1983 –   School of Fine Arts,  Universidad Nacional de Rosario.

1984  to 1990 –   Workshop of Juan Grela,  Rosario.

1996  to 1997 –   Workshop of  Adolfo Nigro, Buenos Aires.


Individual Exhibitions (Selection):


2013 Art Lab 78 – Nueva York, USA.

2013Cultural Space Tecnópolis – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013Tin Can Maps. Isabel Anchorena Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 – Mural Villa 21, 3,50 m X10,50 m. Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, Barracas.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2010Maps to Get Lost Castagnino Art Museum, Rosario, Argentina.

2010Maps to Get Lost  – Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2006 – Papers – Pasaje de las artes, Rosario.

2006Craftgrations – Paintings, Mundo Nuevo Foundation, Buenos Aires.

2005Cross Roads Consulate General of Argentina Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2005 – Objects . Pasaje de las artes, with Adolfo Nigro, Rosario.

2005 – Esther Arias Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2002 – DON Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2001Entre dos ciudades. DON Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2001 – Entre dos ciudades. Krass Gallery, Rosario, Argentina.

2000 – Painting. Lo Scarabeo Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2000 – Series of Isla Negra. Espacio Cultural Diario Clarín, Rosario, Argentina.

1999 – Krass Gallery, Rosario.

1999 – Casa de Madera Gallery, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

1998Boards. Krass Gallery, Rosario.


Group Exhibitions (Selection):


2013Talleres Abiertos de Par en Park (Open Studios), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2012 – Isabel Anchorena Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2012ArteBA Art Fair, Isabel Anchorena Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2011 – Isabel Anchorena Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2010FIFA World Cup Art exhibition – Southafrica, and a 32 countries roadshow.

2008ArteBA Art Fair,, Buenos Aires. Argentina.

2008 Lo lúdico y el arteObjects – Mundo Nuevo Foundation, Buenos Aires.

2006Expotrastiendas VI, Buenos Aires.

2005 TIAF – Toronto International Art Fair, Canada.

2005Expotrastiendas V, Buenos Aires.

2004Expotrastiendas IV, B.A.

2004TIAF – Toronto International Art Fair, Canada.

2004Exhibition TransAbasto Del Pop Art Al Ind Art – Objects & Instalations, Konex Foundation, Buenos Aires.

2003 TIAF-Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.

2003 Expotrastiendas III, Buenos Aires.

2003 ArteBA Art Fair, Buenos Aires.

2003 Fourth Gathering of Plastic Artists of Rosario – B. Rivadavia Cultural Centre, Rosario, Argentina.

2002 Expotrastiendas II –, Buenos Aires.

2002 ArteBA Art Fair,, Buenos Aires.

2001 Expotrastiendas I , Buenos Aires.

2000 The Image Reflection – Alianza Francesa, Rosario, Argentina.

2000 Latin American Painting – Blue Angel Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

1999 Second Gathering of Plastic Artists of Rosario – Bernardino Rivadavia Cultural Centre, Rosario, Argentina.

1999 Unwritten in Argentina – Artist Book, Argentine Library Dr. Juan Alvarez, Rosario, Argentina.

1998 Artists Book III – National Library, Buenos Aires.

1998 Palacio de Correos, Buenos Aires.

1998 Henning Mittendorf – Internationales Mail-Art-Projekt, Frankfurt, Germany.

design and illustration of books:

200820072005 – Cover of books – National Reading Campaign, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. – Presidencia  de la Nación.

200019991998 – Design of Books: Colección Politeia, Temas Fundamentales, Antología Literaria Santafesina I, Antología Literaria Santafesina II, Cuentos de Rosario II, Los chicos y el Quijote, Homo Sapiens Editions. Rosario

Works in private collections in Argentina; Australia, Brazil, Canada, Grece, Mexico, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay , Spain, France, USA, The Netherlands, England, Switzerland , Vietnam, Germany and Vaticano .


Link to his CV   2013-CV-Ingles 2

Pictures about the installation of the mural in Argentina

Instalacion Mural

Mural Villa 21

Instalacion Mural1


Instalacion Mural2