“Cast Away” Hanksy on Rivington Whitewashed

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Hilarious street artist Hanksy caused quite an uproar in the blogosphere a few weeks ago with the latest creation.  This Cast Away-inspired wheat-paste was glued quite prominently to the always-bombed facade of Mikco Building Material at 12 Rivington Street, and attracted the gaze of many photographers.

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But the trigger-happy days of shooting pictures here have come crashing down.  Much like its predecessor on the same wall, this particular Hanksy met the fate of a paint roller.  Whitewashed to death.  In the proper light of day, however, the Wilson-throwing silhouette of Hanks remains rather visible.

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Meanwhile, the completely decimated version of same can still be viewed on the plywood of the forthcoming Sauce restaurant at 78 Rivington Street.


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