CLAW Money Paws Mural Outside CULTUREfix on Clinton
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Honestly, we still miss the gnomes of upper Clinton Street, now buried beneath new layers of paint. Their presence was erased and replaced last month with the monster-tinged work of Bortusk Leer. His mural was street promo for a gallery show next door at CULTUREfix. As of last week, though, there’s a new piece to boast.
The brush was passed to CLAW Money (aka Claudia Gold) ahead of the Bust Magazine 20th anniversary show at 9 Clinton Street. The legendary 1980s street artist and fashion designer marked the mid-block brickwork with a series of her trademark colorful paws.
Proprietor Cole Schaffer tells us that CULTUREfix is now the official curator of the adjoining wall, and will commission artwork for the forseeable future. Apparently it was part of a swap deal with the Puerto Rican Day Care Center at 180 Suffolk, which owns the masonry. In exchange, the bar-gallery is finding a suitable artist to decorate the front of the school. That collaboration is coming soon.
As for CLAW Money, she’s everywhere these days, from the East Village Centre-fuge project to Lord & Taylor.