After two days of painstaking work in the July heat, Logan Hicks decided to black out his work to date on the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall.
As Gothamist noted:
It was looking great ... brightly colored and wonderfully detailed from end to end — but apparently when the crew arrived early this morning the wooden panels that now comprise the wall had shifted overnight, developing seams and making it impossible to continue with layer three. So they buffed the whole thing!
Wall curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick offered an explanation on Instagram:
Unfortunately, with Monday's monsoon rains and stifling heat we experienced damage to the HB wall. We decided together with artist Logan Hicks that it would be best to make the necessary repairs and when ready, begin again with Logan's masterpiece. It will be well worth the wait. @loganhicksny #greatestpublicartwallever #staytuned
Here's how the wall was looking Monday afternoon...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Logan Hicks bringing the story of his life to the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall