First Look at Shepard Fairey’s Mural of Rosario Dawson Atop 190 Bowery

Posted on: August 8th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

Here is the first unencumbered look at the new Shepard Fairey mural atop the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery. (Craning of the neck not necessary.)

The iconic street artist – currently celebrating thirty years of his Obey Giant brand – hit the rooftop of 190 Bowery last month to (legally) install his latest piece. Dubbed “Power & Equality,” the water tower paint job champions women’s rights with an enormous portrait of actress and activist Rosario Dawson, who grew up on the Lower East Side, and remains a fierce neighborhood advocate.

(Fairey now has three murals on the Bowery: Blondie at Bleecker, Obey at Rivington, and “We own the future” at Broome.)

Produced by Chop Em Down Films, the short segment is a 360-degree look at the water tower mural.

Our first reaction to seeing this clip is that the surroundings do not resemble the Lower East Side at all. Given the number of high rises pitched in the last decade, this spot could be a stand-in for anyplace midtown.

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