Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react…

Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was removed altogether. A tipster tells us the takedown happened on Wednesday afternoon. As of this morning, a replacement is still nowhere in sight. It’s presumably getting the proverbial hose-down.

LISA Project founder Wayne Rada confirmed to us that the city did, in fact, take it down. Presumably for cleansing.

Late in the evening of January, the collective of graffiti artists capitalized on the blizzard, and stenciled the name “David” before the Bowery moniker. Thus, the “David Bowery” soundalike was born. Another alter-ego for the man, created as tribute.

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January 2016

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