Bowery Graffiti Wall Enclosure Removed; 2009 Os Gemeos Mural Visible

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 at 6:08 am by
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For the last few days, construction workers have dismantled the two-story paneled enclosure surrounding the Bowery graffiti wall. Now the original concrete slab – made famous by Keith Haring in summer 1982 – is publicly visible for the first time in five years. The Os Gemeos mural was the last commissioned piece before the art-vertecture was built. Alas, a blue tarp was draped over the site.

We hear additional worksite chatter confirming that this is simply a brief hiatus for the world-renowned graffiti wall. It will return shortly in some capacity, though unclear. The way we understand it, a new enclosure is likely on the way.

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The sidewalk bridge first appeared at the graffiti wall earlier this month, spurring suspicion as to what would happen. As previously reported, a new two-story commercial building is on the way to 76 East Houston. It’ll offer 2,928 square-feet of space. Billy LeRoy probably won’t be reviving the antiques store in the new development. However, we are hearing that the graffiti wall is to remain, despite current conditions. The onsite rendering reveals as much.

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