Lee Quinones Painting New Piece Over ‘Know Your Rights’ Mural on Eldridge

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 at 6:05 am by
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For much of the last decade, iconic Lower East Side street artist Lee Quinones has owned the gate at 164 Eldridge Street. His “Know Your Rights” mural was first painted in 2005, and was rarely sabatoged. A remarkable feat, no doubt. Quinones would return in 2010 for a slight touch-up. Today, it’s gone altogether.

Earlier this week, Quinones began work on some new artwork here just north of Delancey. Like its predecessor, it takes on a military style theme. We see a helicopter with a lifeless man dangling below its hull. However, the piece still in progress, confirmed by the spray-tagged note on the sidewalk plate.

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Wonder what choice slogan will grace this gate…

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