Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted on: June 17th, 2021 at 5:06 am by

Photo: @newyorkromantic

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died.

The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall.

The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys on the Grand Street. Apparently he was inspired to draw the shapes everywhere “because I fell in love with a woman,” according to a 2018 article in the Times.

Halper’s final solo show was last Thursday, one day before his death.

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