Thursday, August 31, 2017

Updated: Tagging the cube



Astor Place this morning... photo by EVG reader Brian Polay...

Updated

Here's another view via @brittsullivan ...



Updated 3 p.m.

Squiggle removal commenced... photos via Derek Berg ...






16 comments:

JQ LLC said...

This should start a trend...not only of tagging but over-deployment of NYPD to guard the cube. That's if whoever the friends of the Astor place are have their own line of private security.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed it last this long I hope those working in the Death Star aren't too upset about this.
Until the tags are removed they can focus their eyes on the sterile Haring sculpture.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. Finally, a little bit of local color.

Donnie Moder said...

If whoever did this wanted me to fly into a rage and desire to punch him in the face, then he succeeded.

Anonymous said...

It's not a tag, just swirls intended to cover as much surface area as possible.

shimmerstwo said...

There were a bunch of kids pushing it last night around 12 when I walked by
The tags weren't on it then

Anonymous said...

There are security cameras all over the plaza now, no reason the vandal can't be determined and harshly punished.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if whoever did this was sober or drunk at the time?

Anonymous said...

"Imagine" was the best cube tag.

Anonymous said...

If you must tag it at least make it look nice. Just swirls seems terrible.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone confused it with a Con-Federate monument? Seriously calling graffiti a "tag" does not elevate it. Swirls or whatever this is still represent a person damaging a public art piece for whatever reason which cannot be justified. What has happened to Astor Place and it's corporate takeover is more shocking than something which comes out of a spray can.

Eden Bee said...

Crop circles! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

cmarrtyy said...

Just talentless idiots who think they can get away with it. Oh, surprise. They did get away with it. Hey, Mayor Bill, what happened to community policing? Oh, sorry, what was that? Wrong community. Right, Mayor Bill. Got it. Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Why do others find the need to vandalize things like this? What type of satisfaction do they receive? There should be a CCTV nearby so their faces can be recognized.

Anonymous said...

I would categorize tagging a piece of art--a respected artwork which has decades of neighborhood presence--to be pure nihilistic vandalism. It's an act of disrespect to the artist. It's an act of disrespect to the concept of art. Don't like the sculpture? Make your own. Don't like a painting? Paint your own. But I find this inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

Alamo has been there since 1967. I'm disappointed at the attitude of the initial 8:26/8:35/8:52 commenters who seemed to think that it's okay to deface it because they don't like the Death Star or the Astor Place redesign.

I don't know about anyone else, but I literally did a little dance of joy when Alamo reappeared in the plaza. I'd hate to think that there is no future for public art in New York. Do we really want everything to have to be indoors, behind glass?