Since 11 Spring was buffed. This building at Wooster and Grand, once a candy factory but now gutted and awaiting some other fate, has been one of the last refuges for pasted paper street art in Manhattan. Jay Maisel’s building on Bowery and Spring is still going strong. You can also find a small pasted facade on Mercer Street and small pieces stuck up all through SOHO. But the Rivington Street spot where Swoon had a mural for some years, was buffed and now is occupied by a sprayed on tag. You can also find some paper off the West Side Hwy in the 20′s. There must be pastings somewhere in the Meat Packing District but I haven’t checked recently. I guess I should include the legal wall at Houston and Bowery to complete the tour.
I started seeing the tag “Muffin Milk” scrawled on walls around the neighborhood this past February. It is so incongruous, making illegal graffiti with such an innocuous concept, that it makes me laugh. Now it looks like the tagger has gone on to something else. Mickey Mouse body and is that a Nike swoosh?
You can still see a bit of Kenny Scharf‘s colors on the side of the wall. JR is noted for his politically themed ultra-blowup photos. “Lakota, North Dakota” will highlight the Standing Rock and Pineridge Native Reservations — some of the most important Native American reservations whose impoverished and forgotten communities have suffered unspeakable hardships. – Goldman press release.
You need to be on the south side of Houston Street to really see the image, up-close it is hard to read. I think the vertical white stains are an excess of paste.
Bowery Boogie has photos of the transition, links and story..