At the Bowery Wall, 11 Becomes 12 in Memory of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims
The Bowery Mural Wall is becoming a de facto memorial for victims in recent shooting sprees. Indeed, since street artist JR put up his anti-gun piece last month – in conjunction with TIME magazine, there have been two such national tragedies.
Following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, considered the deadliest attack on Jews in US history, an anonymous artist painted a red “11” over the mural to honor the victims. Others placed flowers.
Then last night, two weeks later, that number was changed to “XII” to represent the twelve victims of the Borderline Bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.
“This girl was so upset, she sat down and started painting using an old memorial flower as a brush,” a passerby and witness to the change told us.