Shepard Fairey will Replace Joey Ramone with a Debbie Harry Mural on Bleecker Street
Yesterday afternoon, the two-year-old Joey Ramone mural was whitewashed from the Bleecker Street facade of Saxon + Parole. Two dudes were spotted erasing the artwork with a bucket of beige paint. But it apparently won’t stay blank for long.
Word on the street is that Shepard Fairey is on deck to paint the replacement over the next couple days. Another CBGB veteran – Debbie Harry from Blondie. From what we understand, the Little Italy Street Art Project curated this new effort, as it did with the Joey Ramone tribute back in September 2015.
Fairey should begin work on the Blondie mural later today.
Sitting just across from 315 Bowery this wall canvas will remain a tribute to the legacy of the club. Sources tell us that the LISA Project will impart a new CBGB-themed mural on this spot biannually.
Choosing Debbie Harry makes sense for Shepard Fairey, and not only due to her association with the CBGB punk scene. Apparently, the artist hosted a “Debbie Harry x Obey” pop-up shop in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago.