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

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 at 5:16 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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

A photo posted by Kennyscharf (@kennyscharf) on

Recent Stories

Unprovoked Stabbing on Worth Street has Chinatown on Edge

In an apparently random attack yesterday evening, a 36-year-old Chinese man was stabbed in the back, and severely injured, by Brooklyn resident Salman Muflihi. The attacker wielded an eight-inch knife in the incident outside the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse on Worth Street, then surrendered at the entrance of the Manhattan DA’s office on Hogan Place. […]

Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

Jing Fong Waiters Urge Landlord to Reinstate Dining Room

Chinatown shook to its core last weekend upon news that Jing Fong is closing down its massive dining room next week (March 7). The restaurant will continue operating as a ghost kitchen to fulfill orders for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on its patio. They’re reportedly on a month-to-month lease. “With our drastic decline in […]

Small Business Owners ‘Permanently Close’ to Demand COVID Relief

Local small business groups, along with the Cooper Square Committee, East Village Community Coalition, and Village Preservation are hosting a rally today in the name of economic survival. It’s part of a statewide week of activism to find commercial rent relief in the city. With that, businesses who fear forever closure due to rent burdens […]

Fired Laundry Workers Accuse Liox Cleaners of ‘Union Busting’

The Liox Cleaners chain is facing a raft of opposition in the wake of alleged “union busting.” Tuesday afternoon saw the first of two picketing actions outside the Allen Street location, just north of Delancey. According to the distributed literature, “On February 19, the Liox laundry chain fired the immigrant woman workers of the Wash […]