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Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

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Garrett Wasserman’s ‘Lower East Side Story’ on Essex Street Attracts Hate

Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:10 am

Many in the neighborhood took offense to the hunky dory “Lower East Side Story” mural that street artist Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) painted on Essex Street last month. Especially since he overwrote local Marty Mar’s piece (possibly by accident). Clayton Patterson, who lives right next door (for the time being), wrote that “For us, and […]

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Clayton’s Corner: What is the True ‘Lower East Side Story’ Behind the Mural?

Last modified June 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

The last mural beside my front door on Essex Street was done by local Hispanic artist Marty Mar, and was supposed to remain in this location. This relatively new artist pictured above – Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) – was supposed to paint a mural in one of the smaller areas. “Lower East Side Story” is […]

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