Kenny Scharf Mural Attacked Twice this Week

Posted on: March 16th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

The month-long grace period at the graffiti wall has drawn to a close.  Pun intended.  Sometime Monday evening, the Kenny Scharf mural gracing the corner of Bowery and East Houston was bombed in a major way.  And it appears to be some of the same crew that hit the space back in December.  So much for the new surveillance cameras.

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This latest addition is actually the second graffiti attack this week.  Over the weekend, a few other street writers tagged up the mural, but their work was quickly covered.  Now the multi-million dollar question is whether Scharf will return to restore his masterpiece.

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