Ron English Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Was Finally Violated
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It’s a rite of passage for all street artists who decorate the world famous Bowery graffiti wall. That of getting tagged to shit.
Following this trend, the latest artwork – “All American Temper Tot” by Ron English – was finally vandalized earlier this week. There are a bunch of scrawls beneath the so-called tot, plus the appearance of twin televisions boasting a different message (“create art”). It took roughly two solid months before the haters came out of the cupboard, one of the more extended unfettered streaks on this site.
Meanwhile, “PopAganda” artist Ron English is headed to the other Bowery for a different mural project. You know, the Coney Island Bowery. Deitch Projects – which also has access to 25 walls out there – tapped English and some “younger contemporaries” to paint ’em up. They’ll be complete by the Mermaid Parade later this month.
Determined to bring street art back to the city that birthed it, Deitch has tapped legends like Ron and younger contemporaries such as Swoon, Mister Cartoon, and Sheryo to paint over 25 outdoor walls in a project that unites the city’s food, art and real estate worlds. Walls will be erected between a series of truck containers on the boardwalk at 1320 Bowery to form a “pop-up summer village.”