Parks Department Repaints Allen Bathhouse to Erase Months of Artwork
For Nadja Rose Madder, a summer of artwork at the Allen Street Bathhouse is abruptly erased. Parks Department repainted the doors and brickwork in its token burgundy red.
The erasure happened on Monday, and followed one week after the city erected a chain-link enclosure around the bathhouse plaza in the middle of Delancey Street. That action was apparently a “safety mechanism” to protect spillover of art and belongings into traffic. But the reality appears opposite; locked to keep the transgender street artist at bay.
The entire facade is now returned to some semblance of its former self. However, for the time being, Nadja Rose Madder’s designs painted on the pavement remain.