Mark Panzarino’s Chalk Artwork is Apparently a Threat to Union Square

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 at 6:05 am by

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Photo: Mark Panzarino

Mark Panzarino is exonerated, yes, but the city still has a bone to pick with the Union Square chalk artist.

We received an email from Panzarino regarding some real-time harassment at his usual stomping grounds earlier this week. Apparently the Park Supervisor Barbara Vaccaro mobilized a cleanup crew a second after polishing off this “Louis Vuitton is Dead” piece.

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Out in Union Square Park [on Tuesday], creating this. The second I sat down for a second, the same Park Supervisor (Barbara Vaccaro) sent workers to wash [the mural] away … with me and a crowd still standing right there.

In mid-May, Mark Panzarino was arrested while chalking images in Union Square. Cops charged him with creating graffiti and criminal mischief. The case against him held little water, though, so the District Attorney dismissed all charges last month. Perhaps this is all another case of the city being a sore loser.

Here’s video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PoaIJUJN0

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