Calling for Haring Again at Graffiti Wall

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Kenny Scharf’s colorful mural of grinning cartoon faces has graced the graffiti wall since the end of November. Yet despite the seemingly unanimous praise for the artwork, there are those who are still calling for the return of Keith Haring at the corner of Bowery and East Houston.

There’s currently a note scribbled on the door of the paneled wall which begs the question, “Where is Keith Haring”?  And the simple tag is surrounded by Haring-esque radioactive action lines.

How do you feel about the Scharf mural?

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