Rag & Bone Replacement Mural Chosen

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 at 6:38 am by

Ever since Rag & Bone moved into 73 East Houston over the summer, its Elizabeth Street facade has been an attractive target for graffiti writers.  So much, in fact, that the boutique held a design contest for a new mural to replace the tribute to Cafe Colonial. Now the crowdsourcing is complete, and the boutique has found its winning artist.

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Meet Honduran transplant Josh Villatoro. His design was chosen from among a pool of four other finalists.  Voting was handled at Rag & Bone’s Facebook page, where Villatoro netted 318 “likes.”

Preparations for the paint job began yesterday evening at dusk, when Villatoro and a friend began whitewashing the wall. Behind the action was a classroom overhead projector, which cast a translucent image of the design for ease of stenciling.  We were told that, in all, the art project should take roughly one week and look something like this:

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