R Bar Paints Its Own Gate Mural on the Bowery

Posted on: June 16th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

A solid month has already passed since the Festival of Ideas invaded the Lower East Side, leaving in its wake a series of graffiti-decorated security gates along the Bowery.  Much of this mainstreamed street art is surprisingly still intact.  Business owners and taggers alike are, for the most part, listening to calls from fellow artist Paul Richard to “respect the vandalism.”  Now R Bar is belatedly joining this exclusive club.  It’s now officially a trend.

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As of yesterday morning, the bridge-and-tunnel haunt at 218 Bowery now has its own gate mural.  We watched a ladder-bound painter applying his brush-strokes to the black metal canvas.  And from the look of it, seems Red Bull R Bar gives you wings (thank you, be sure to tip your waitress)!

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