Street Artist JR Unrolls Robert Capa WWII-Era Photo at 260 Bowery

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 at 5:15 am by
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​In the brisk cold of Tuesday afternoon, JR returned to a familiar place for his next addition. Around the corner from his last piece, the street artist added another token black-and-white touch to the facade of 260 Bowery. The wheat-paste was painstakingly rolled behind the fire escape ironwork over a period of a few hours.

The image chosen for this piece was shot by World War II-era photographer Robert Capa. It shows an older woman peering out her door.

Developers will do anything to attain that downtown “street cred cool.” Like a large mural by an internationally-renowned artist. As previously disclosed, 260 Bowery is on the kill list. The squat commercial property is slated for total destruction in the coming months.

Premier Equities purchased 260 Bowery for $10 million back in November and will soon impart an eight-story luxury residential building here.




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