Bortusk Leer Replaces Longstanding Clinton Street Gnome Mural with ‘Monsters’

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 at 10:10 am by
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And then it happened – the colorful gnomes were summarily erased from northern Clinton Street after the better part of a decade in existence.

Over the years, the longstanding mural just south of Houston had become an icon and photo target for many passersby. Grassroots graffiti tours even included this one-story brick wall on its list of stops. In recent years, however, the awesomely colorful mural of gnomes that presided over northern Clinton Street began to fade and attract its fair share of tags. Friday afternoon, it completely disappeared, buried in a grave of new overwriting paintwork.

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Look to CULTUREfix for this, whose latest exhibit at 9 Clinton Street – “Monsters in New York” – features the artwork of Bortusk Leer. The street artist spent Friday repainting the wall to help promote the show, which runs through June 23.

Do you think that Leer’s new Monsters will carry the same longevity as its predecessor?

As it was…

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[Photo: Taragreerier]

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