Locals Unhappy about Defacement of ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted on: July 11th, 2019 at 5:09 am by

The tagging of a popular mural on Rivington Street has angered some of the local populace, it appears.

The so-called “27 Club” mural at the corner of Forsyth Street – painted last October by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra – was recently defaced. Some graffiti crew tagged over the artwork with several white scrawls.

However, a birdie tells us that they’re unknowns just being mean, “from Cali and the Midwest.” And apparently, they’re against a mural honoring people who overdosed on drugs.

In response to the defacement, a letter found its way to the brickwork, which reads…

Whoever tagged on this mural should be ashamed! To deface a wonderful piece of art by a “true” artist shows immaturity, disrespect, and ignorance to the public art of NYC. Very sad.

Kobra painted the five detailed faces at the corner of Rivington and Forsyth Streets in tribute to more prominent members of the “27 Club” – Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse who all died at age 27.

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