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RETNA Replaces FAILE at Bowery Graffiti Wall
Posted on: March 3rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm by Elie
Last modified on: March 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm
A short time ago, work began on the new mural at the Bowery graffiti wall. And as you might imagine, the corner quickly became a scene. The requisite gaggle of photographers gathered to watch the new paint job.
We are told this latest mural is the handiwork of well known LA-based artist RETNA, whose real name is Marquis Lewis. According to his website, the nom de plume was derived from a Raekwon song.
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