NEKST’s Bowery Tag on Germania Bank Building Gets Buffed After More Than a Decade

Posted on: April 4th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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NEKST is next; now in the crosshairs of Aby Rosen (of RFR Realty).

The piecemeal removal of graffiti layering from the iconic Germania Bank Building on the building continues this week. Probably the most recognizable of the tags is getting buffed. So long, NEKST. The stand-out lettering ruled the Bowery facade (relatively) untouched for over a decade.

Another of those graffiti removal panels appeared on the Bowery facade of 190 Bowery over the weekend. The strategy here, according to Curbed, is to test different methods of cleansing in case owner RFR Realty decides to proceed with full erasure.

The Houston-based street writer died back in December 2012. NEKST began writing in 1996 (as “Next”) and eventually ascended the ladder to become a heavyweight in the scene. He once stated in an interview that “my work has always been about scale and visibility.”

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