Rag & Bone Wall Whitewashed for New Art

Posted on: October 13th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Three months later, the wheat-paste stamp of Gaia is no longer holding court at Rag & Bone.  In its latter days here at 73 East Houston, the rooster piece was both shredded and tagged, before finally succumbing to the inevitable.

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Painters were imported to scrape the peeling remnants and whitewash the entire wall in anticipation of some new artwork.  Though, a successor has yet to be publicized. The next in line will be the fourth candidate to decorate.

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All artwork at this wall is part of the boutique’s larger houston/PROJECT program, which chooses local talent to fashion murals for a public space long coveted by taggers and graffiti artists alike.  In fact, it was a rash of vandalism when the Lower East Side branch first opened that prompted ownership to embrace the situation.  So far, it seems to be working.

What are your thoughts on the houston/PROJECT?

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