Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 at 5:16 am by
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Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around the neighborhood.

One of the more prominent murals is still kicking at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey, yet recently fell on hard times. Constant weathering caused fading and peeling. Not to mention the influx of taggers who butchered the spot.

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So Scharf stopped by the Bowery last weekend and touched things up a bit. Just a few new colorful characters to overwrite the vandals.

Scharf previously had trouble with haters back when he graced the Bowery graffiti wall four years ago. Then, as now, he returned to whitewash the tags.

Didn't want to leave town without sprucing things up a bit! #Bowery and Delancey @malislove @linomeoli

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