Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 at 9:01 am by
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That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural.

In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) against an American flag mosaic of faux-nostalgic parody ads. As expected, the masses spent much of the afternoon capturing the moment on phones and cameras.

“I first encountered the wall in the early 1980s when it was collaboratively painted by Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Crash and Daze – four of my favorite artists,” English noted in a press release.  “Since that time I have wanted to make my mark on the wall and I am ecstatic to have at last been given the honor.”

This “Popaganda” piece will remain on the Bowery graffiti wall until August. To be honest, though, it doesn’t really live up to the hype. Let’s see how the street reacts to the new organism, so to speak.

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