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Recently Lars (Tue) shared a photo of the Bowery Mural on the Lower East Side. Every few months a different artist displays their work at this site on the corner of Bowery and Houston Street. The latest creation is a great representation of both NYC and the Lower East Side.

This is the work of Tats Cru from the Bronx. They are nicknamed the “mural kings”, and are true graffiti artists. The new mural is a collage of the Lower East Side’s roots. There’s a depiction of the Bowery Wall when it first began, covered with graffiti tags, a lamp post at the intersection of Bowery and Houston, a speeding subway train, etc. Several people connected to the spot are also featured on the mural in black and white. On the lower right is a tribute to Liz Christy who started a garden across the street from the wall in the 1970s when the area was still rough; that garden still exists today in front of a shiny condominium building. On the lower left is Keith Haring, who, in 1982, was the first artist to turn this wall into a mural.

This main photo is a close-up of the central part of the mural. In the WS is a full view.

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