Centre-fuge Pays Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on First Street

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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Painting for Cycle 12 of the Centre-fuge public art project is pretty much complete. The gaggle of artists involved in this current class spent the better part of the weekend transferring murals from page to canvas, so to speak. However, one piece worthy of highlight is the tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, seemingly the first such mural to spring up in the wake of his untimely death last week (and certainly not the last).

The memorial was painted by Michael DeNicola (aka Ink Lungs), the artist behind one of our favorites in the third cycle of Centre-fuge.

Hoffman died of a heroin overdose in the West Village last Sunday, reportedly with the needle still in his arm.

Fans of the East First Street open-air gallery will recall that this was the same trailer end-cap utilized by Danielle Mastrion to honor fallen Beastie Boy MCA (Adam Yauch) in May 2012.

Best scene ever; we miss you, buddy:

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