Shepard Fairey Plaque Removed from Graffiti Wall

Posted on: July 26th, 2010 at 6:17 am by

It’s been a couple weeks since we last checked in with the Shepard Fairey mural at the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. In that time, its been kicked into submission, repaired, damaged, repaired again, defamedpainted black, and most recently, tagged by Ms. Squeegee. What a summer for the graffiti wall, eh?

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Off to the side, however, there are two more subtle developments to report.  First, the “Bring Back Keith Haring” graffito has been slightly modified into a street petition.  And it appears that four folks have already signed!  Rest assured, though, there is still plenty of room for more signatures.

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The second and more significant development is that the Shepard Fairey plaque was recently pried from the concrete facade of 294 Bowery.  Was this an act of hooliganism or a first step in removing the mural?

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