Prince Memorial Mural Painted in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted on: April 25th, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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You saw it and you’re still in mourning. The departure of Prince, so soon after that of David Bowie, is gut wrenching. Memorials are popping up all over Manhattan, yet somewhat predictably in the Prince Street subway station. There we’ve seen the placement of “P” and “Symbol” stickers for the fictional addition of two new lines.

And now the Lower East Side has its own, painted above the long-running vacant lot on Ludlow Street just south of Stanton.

“Nothing Compares 2 U,” it reads, a purple nod to the song he composed that later became a monster hit for Sinead O’Connor in 1990. We are told that the owner of the Inutilious store on Ludlow Street spent Friday afternoon painting this tribute to the Artist (with permission).

With this new mural, Ludlow is now a street peppered with musical memorials. From Beastie Boys and Prince to Warzone’s drummer/vocalist Raymond “Raybeez” Barbieri.

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Photo: Hyperallergic

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