Rag & Bone Mural Complete
While most neighborhood eyeballs have been focused squarely on the seasonal re-branding of the graffiti wall at Bowery and East Houston these last few days, another commissioned piece of artwork was quietly completed. Last Wednesday afternoon, just as Brooklyn-based artist Kenny Scharf began work on his cartoonish mural, Honduran artist Josh Villatoro finished the chicken-egg piece on the long-embattled Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone.
When we spoke to him, Villatoro was surprised that no hooligans tagged the work during its week-long paint period. Give it a few weeks, dude!
In addition to the artwork initiative, Rag & Bone just installed some new minimalist signage just above the entrance at 73 East Houston.