Tuesday, November 3, 2020

4 years on, the Shepard Fairey mural is being chipped away on 1st Avenue and 11th Street

Thanks to the reader photos/tips about the southwest corner of First Avenue at 11th Street... where workers started removing the Shepard Fairey mural this past weekend  ... these photos are from yesterday...
This work arrived here in October 2016. Titled "Rise Above," the mural featured an image of Fairey's daughter when she was 3 years old. (She is now in her mid-teens.) 

In an Instagram post, the L.I.S.A. Project, the public art charity responsible for this wall, said that "an aged building with a NW exposure and a bad pipe burst has taken its toll" on the mural these past four years.

The mural's goal was "to supply some brightness and positivity for the locals wandering below — especially the children coming and going from neighboring P.S. 19."

The L.I.S.A. Project is promising a new mural on this space.

Meanwhile, at least one reader figured the Michael Jackson mural on the other side of the Avenue might be removed first...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yeah, I hope the pedo mural gets removed soon!