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Vandals Tell Off Rooster Gallery on Orchard
Some foul-mouthed (handed?) vandals are none too happy with the Rooster Gallery at 190 Orchard Street. The nearly two-year-old gallery recently decided to brand the roll-down security gate, which immediately invited the requisite graffiti. Case in point, this “Get tha fuck out of here” outburst.
But there’s also an entertaining story behind the tagging, which transpired last week. According to the gallery owner:
My biz partner actually caught them in the act and they offered to re-paint it for us. He declined their offer and told them to get lost before the combined wrath of the Orchard street workers posse was visited upon them. They retreated…We were aware when we painted it that we were inviting this sort of thing. And it’s a bit of karma as well, I spent a good portion of my youth defacing every vertical surface I walked by.