212 Bowery Loses Its After Hours Mural

Posted on: July 18th, 2011 at 11:09 am by

The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas came and went with plenty of fanfare. Now months later, one component of the event remains rather intact on the Bowery. That of the After Hours gate project.

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While the official conclusion of After Hours was actually July 7, it seems that most business owners don’t mind the eclectic collection of gate art. And vandals have largely ignored bombing these pieces. But not all store owners are content. Some of the murals have already started disappearing from the roll-down shutters. When the Bowery House Hotel moved to 220 Bowery, the colorful addition by Mary Heilmann was replaced with some branding. Then, yesterday afternoon, Boogie reader KT notified us that the poetry piece on 212 Bowery met a similar fate. He sent along the picture seen above, along with the following report:

talked to the guy and he said they’re “painting over all of them today” because “they’re done”

Meaning, After Hours is over. Now a new canvas for errant tags.


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