Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Police looking for suspect who stole 3 Phase 2 paintings from Avenue C studio

The NYPD is searching for a man who they say stole three paintings by the late graffiti artist Phase 2 from a fitness studio on Avenue C.

According to the police and published reports, the suspect tossed a brick through the window of the A2Z studio at 67 Avenue C between Fourth Street and Fifth Street on Jan. 15 at 3:40 a.m. Police did not provide a description of the suspect — just the above video clip.

Phase 2, who was born Michael Lawrence Marrow in the Bronx, was an influential graffiti artist who pioneered bubble lettering. He died from Lou Gehrig's disease in December. He was 64.

The three paintings are valued at $18,000.

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