Retrospective: Chico at East Houston and Avenue B

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Lower East Side legend Chico dominates the mural situation at the northwest corner of East Houston and Avenue B.  It’s his canvas.  The rotating roster of artwork has been a fixture in this neck of the woods for well over fifteen years.  Most of the earlier pieces onsite were memorials to fallen denizens or cultural icons.  But in more recent times, it’s become a launchpad for both local advertisements and other various marketing schemes.

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Paul Slade of PlanetSlade.com has a handy collection of mural images shot during his neighborhood visits between 1996 and 2010.

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Below is the most recent piece, business ads painted last month:

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Be sure to click through for more images…

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