Saturday, April 24, 2010

Goodbye Homer Simpson: The Cooper Square Hotel has a white wall again

As Curbed first pointed out yesterday... the ode to Homer on the side of the Cooper Square Hotel was being painted over by, uh, painters... And so I went by yesterday to see what was what and all at our favorite local eyesore (uh, the hotel, not the art)...



And Blake Lively?! (No.)




And those poor bushes were smashed/displaced again on Fifth Street...



And today...



At least the Coop put on the bush condoms for safe gardening...



Anyway, I'll always remember the first site of Homer...

6 comments:

Melanie said...

Replace Homer with BART!!!!!!!

EV Grieve said...

Ha!

Curt Hoppe said...

Paint it BLACK don't these guys realize that BLACK is always cool always "edgy" Black man Black

VH McKenzie said...

Silently weeping.

Jeremiah Moss said...

weird. i figured that was permanent. i wonder if they're going to do a revolving thing, trying to be the Houston wall, with ever-changing non-street-art street art.

EV Grieve said...

@Jeremiah I recall reading that this was supposed to be up for 12 months... it lasted six months... Interesting that the Os Gemeos mural on Houston/Bowery was merely covered up while Shep went up... the Coop actually painted over this one... Odd that they didn't preserve the work of these four graffiti artists...