Kiss Mural Gone, Long Live the Kiss Mural

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 at 6:19 am by
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The Kiss mural as we once knew it is history, buried beneath a few millimeters of fresh paint. Enter Chico.

As EV Grieve noted last week, plywood now covers the corner brickwork of the former Nice Guy Eddie’s at 5 Avenue A. Without skipping a beat, Chico arrived from Florida to put a more palatable touch to the otherwise miserable sight of a sidewalk shed. Another Kiss mural, but this one temporary.

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Chico was spotted at the corner yesterday afternoon, simultaneously overwriting and recreating another piece in honor of the Queens-based band. So far, only Gene Simmons has been drawn.

The newcomer on the corner is a restaurant concept serving “American comfort food,” code-named Downtown Dining LLC. Spearheading the venture is Darren Rubell, cousin to Studio 54 honcho Steve Rubell and current owner of Gallery Bar and neighboring Ella. We are told that no mural will grace this facade once the joint opens in mid-September. Windows will instead eat up the space.

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June 2010

Grieve has some other shots.

[h/t @NicerShit]

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