Barry McGee Tags Removed from Graffiti Wall

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 at 6:34 am by

The new Barry McGee mural wasn’t even alive for fifteen hours before being modified last night. Guess the owners of 294 Bowery weren’t too happy with his coloring outside the lines, as it were.

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At around 6:15 pm yesterday, two caretakers in a fully-extended cherry picker erased the extraneous doodles. This fresh batch of work caught the eye of numerous passing pedestrians, many of whom stopped for photo ops. The above-mural scrawls were quite popular during their short run, though. Boogie reader T.E.V.B. said it best: “If all the tags were only within the confines of the mural space, it might have portrayed different types of messages, e.g. the control of public space for street/graffiti art.” McGee tested the man, but lost the battle.

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