After a paralyzing accident and bad breakup, street artist lands a gallery show


When his legs stopped moving, he started painting. When his heart got broken, he turned that into art, too.

Setbacks seem to have that effect on Brandon (B.D.) White. Fifteen years after a high-school pole-vaulting accident left him paralyzed — and nine months after a long-term relationship abruptly ended — the 33-year-old Brooklyn street artist is getting his first major solo gallery show.

It’s a big departure from White’s usual turf: the lampposts and walls where, armed with stencils and spray paint, he rose to Instagram fame by practicing what he calls “mindful vandalism” — not to be confused with graffiti.

“I call it ‘mindful’ because I think a lot about what I do, and I take time to make it,” White tells The Post.

The Williamsburg loft that serves as his home and studio was a beehive of activity the other day as his mother and sister pitched in with…



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