Chelsea Doesn’t Know Hope

Posted by The G on June 19, 2010 under Street Art | 2 Comments to Read

Photo by G.  Art by Know Hope.

Know Hope. Painted over!

On 23rd Street and 7th Avenue, a few buildings over from the Chelsea Hotel, I always enjoyed seeing the above image by Israeli artist Know Hope that was affixed to the security gate of a storefront.  You could only see the art after 7 PM when the store closed and it made me smile every time I walked past.  I was horrified to discover that this wonderful work of art was painted over with the doo-doo brown color that you can see in the background of the above image.  I couldn’t bring myself to take a picture of the newly revised gate, but let me just tell you, it’s ugly!  Obviously Chelsea doesn’t know hope!  RIP.

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  • AHCB said,

    Too bad that there’s no hope in the Chelsea Hotel.

  • HFA said,

    WHAAAAAT????? the barbarians!! i still remember pasting red dot on this beauty :'(