Joe Strummer was born on this date in 1952... he died in 2002 of an undetectable heart arrhythmia. And I would have mentioned this even if the mural in his honor was not blasted away by workers on Monday on East Seventh Street and Avenue A.
As I reported Tuesday, the same artists will replicate the original mural... Serena Solomon at DNAinfo had some more information about the timing of all this.
Helm Management, which manages the building at 132 E. Seventh St., will take three to four weeks to replace the brick wall.
After that, Niagara co-owner Jesse Malin said that graffiti artists Dr. Revolt and Zephyr will return to recreate the Stummer mural.
Roberta Bayley took the above photo of Strummer on East 14th Street near Avenue C. Find more of her work here. [H/T Alex at Flaming Pablum]
Sad that I never got to see The Clash live. (Nobody rub it in, please.) Happy birthday, Joe!
Happy Birthday, Joe!
I think a mural honoring Charlie Parker would be more appropriate.
Happy Birthday, Joe. Rock the Casbah or wherever you are!
Joe Strummer used to drink at Niagara with Jesse. They were friends. That's why there is a mural in his honor.
Happy birthday to a great musician- and a great human being. I hear they painted over his mural- classy.
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