Japanese-born, Brooklyn resident Lady Aiko is the first female artist to win a commission for the Bowery Mural Wall, and Tuesday she finished her piece after a week at work. One of the coolest things about living around the corner is watching these murals change. I love the vibrant, feminine, slightly cheeky concept here. It also feels less aggressive – and more hopeful – than murals of the past. Check out Lady Aiko’s meisterwerk in its purest form before someone inevitably scrawls something on it.