[Via an EVG reader]
The iconic Joe Strummer mural that has graced the side of Niagara on East Seventh Street and Avenue A since the spring of 2003 is gone. Workers renovating 132 E. Seventh St. blasted the mural into oblivion today.
Graffiti artists Zephyr and Dr. Revolt created the mural several months after the Clash singer's untimely death in late 2002.
The mural originally looked like this...
Dr. Revolt updated the mural in February 2009...
Lately, Joe wasn't looking so good. And workers told residents that they'd have to wipe out the mural while restoring the building...
Here's my last photo of it from Saturday night...
I've heard that the folks at Niagara plan to have Dr. Revolt recreate the mural as it originally looked, though there hasn't been any official confirmation of that.
A mural will return.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Joe Strummer gets a splash of Niagara
Joe Strummer gets a new look, skyline
[Updated] Joe Strummer would have been 60 today