Goodbye Keith Haring Mural

Posted by The G on August 21, 2009 under Street Art | 6 Comments to Read

The Keith Haring Mural on Bowery and Houston is GONE!

The Keith Haring Mural on Bowery and Houston is GONE!

This is unbelievable! The Keith Haring mural that has resided on a huge wall for over 20 years on Bowery and Houston in New York’s Lower East Side is gone!  I thought for sure it would be preserved, but as you can see from the website here, it’s been painted over!

After the jump you can see pix of the Brazilian artists (and identical twins) Os Gemeos replacement mural and you can tell us your thoughts. Don’t be shy! I like the mural personally, but WHY oh WHY would they paint over Keith Haring???

Also after the jump, find the G in the Keith Haring photo…

Os Gemos' mural replaces Keith Haring.

Os Gemos' mural replaces Keith Haring.

Mural by Os Gemos.  Photo by G.

Mural by Os Gemos. Photo by G.

Find G in this picture: The former Keith Haring Mural.

Find G in this picture: The former Keith Haring Mural.

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  • Gail said,

    G, was this mural “BY” Keith Harign or just a “tribute to” Keith? I like the Os Gemenos art work but I agree that if this mural was by Haring then it never should have been painted over. It’s not like he could come back from the dead to paint another one.

  • Richard said,

    I guess rest in peace is a bad choice of words.

    I found u in the photo, by the way 🙂

  • according2g said,

    I am not sure if it was just a “tribute.” It would have been worth a lot of money if it was the real deal, but I wasn’t able to find any sites that knew.

  • G said,

    Update: the Haring mural was repainted after it was weathered by graffiti, so it wasn’t the original. Whew!

  • The Giant Project by Os Gemeos | According to G said,

    […] location is 21st Street between8th and 9thAvenue. New Yorkers will know the work of Os Gemeosas they have a mural up on Bowery and Houston which is currently the home of the Shepard Fairey […]

  • Put my Mural Back by Keith Haring | According to G said,

    […] and Houston, a mural by Keith Haring used to exist. From what I’ve learned since writing my initial blog on the site, the mural was destroyed and a “tribute” mural was put in its place. Then Os Gemeos […]

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