Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Mural Replaces Taylor Swift at La Petite Mort on Orchard Street

Posted on: February 18th, 2015 at 5:08 am by

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Taylor Swift has been dethroned as ambassador of New York City. At least according to the 90s nostalgia boutique La Petite Mort. You’ll recall that the Orchard Street store of vintage had tasked graffiti art luminary Chico to paint a mural of opposition on its grate. It’s since been erased and replaced with something a little less timely.

Like, circa 1994.

Late last week, Centre-fuge vets Danielle Mastrion and Lexi Bella painted a mural of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan alongside her kneecap nemesis Tonya Harding. The tagline below their collective likeness reads “trust no one.”

The artwork is in conjunction with the new group art show on premise entitled “Scandal! The SPPPorts Edition.” An excerpt about the installation:

As you’ve noticed of late, society is now one ego driven monster who hibernates in its flaws. Whether it was the television cameras or the insane salaries, the advertisers, or all the illegal gambling money being made; the rise of technology and how cheap it has become has had a direct effect on the psyche of the player, and the way the game is now played.

Through mixed media, we want to use and point out a scandal in the past, and examine our connection to them from a Voyeuristic point of view. Our main protagonist for this show is the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal of the early 90’s. As you remember Tonya and Nancy where bitter rivals in Olympic Ice Skating and when Tonya felt she couldn’t beat her, she hired her husband and a crew of bumbling misfits to attack and break Nancy’s legs. Even after banishing her from the games Tonya never stopped trying to stay in the spotlight, even leaking her own sex tape.

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