Thanks to an EVG reader, we have learned more about papier-mâché man.
For starters, his name is/was Mister M, a creation of the late East Village-based multimedia artist Hanne Lauridsen, aka Hanne H7L.
The journey began the other day outside 517 E. 11th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B "under rather suspicious circumstances." (Lauridsen lived at the address.)
Lauridsen died in late January 2022. She was 84. This afternoon at 4, there will be a small, informal ceremony and a sprinkling of ashes outside No. 517 in her honor.
And we hope that Mister M is still out there somewhere, having an adventure.
Top photo via an EVG reader
If more people were made out of papier-mâché this neighborhood wouldn’t be so damn noisy!
Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Be a bit messy when it rains.
I saw a person carrying papermache man to his resting place at 7th St and 1st Ave… the person looked a little like him, thought maybe it was a self portrait or something. A bit more Jesus looking though and also with bare-feet… slow moving, an odd stare and quite dirty.
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