Street Artists Icy & Sot Paint Anti-Gun Mural at Epstein’s on Allen

Posted on: December 26th, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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The blank wall beside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street is perennially employed as a vehicle for paint-by-numbers advertising campaigns. In the past, we’ve seen everything from the fat lips of Big Ang (i.e. Mob Wives) to liquor ads and self-serving promo for the bar’s 80s night.

As of this week, though, the side space is temporarily home to a mural by street artist brothers Icy & Sot. It’s a timely anti-gun mural which coincides with the one-year anniversary (December 14) of the Newtown school shootings. The piece illustrates a little kid erasing an image of what looks to be an AR-15. The price tag of 99 cents is probably a reference to how easy (and cheap) it is to acquire the weapon.

These guys (hailing from Iran) are seemingly everywhere these days, with paint on Centre-fuge, in First Park, and Little Italy in recent months. Unfortunately, the mural has already been vandalized, mere days after the paint job.

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