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Under cover of New York’s holiday season blizzard, a crew of graffiti writers carried out a rude sneak attack on a godfather of their own scene when they bombed a spray-painted outdoor mural by Kenny Scharf — a street artist street artist who had prowled the East Village in the 1980s — on the busy corner of East Houston and the Bowery.
"It’s painful," said Scharf of the attack, speaking by phone from the Los Angeles studio where he is preparing for his two-venue "Naturafutura and Three Dozen!" exhibitions at Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea on the 27th. “Although I can’t say I’m super surprised. I mean, when you put yourself out there on a wall like that, that sometimes happens. But it doesn’t make me like it.”
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    Under cover of New York’s holiday season blizzard, a crew of graffiti writers carried out a rude sneak attack on a godfather of their own scene when they bombed a spray-painted outdoor mural by Kenny Scharf β€” a street artist street artist who had prowled the East Village in the 1980s β€” on the busy corner of East Houston and the Bowery.

    "It’s painful," said Scharf of the attack, speaking by phone from the Los Angeles studio where he is preparing for his two-venue "Naturafutura and Three Dozen!" exhibitions at Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea on the 27th. “Although I can’t say I’m super surprised. I mean, when you put yourself out there on a wall like that, that sometimes happens. But it doesn’t make me like it.”

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    January 07, 2011, 3:00pm  

    1. chelseaemch reblogged this from hydeordie
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      although this is great work..who ever did this covered up Keith haring’s brilliant work that was up there in that spot...
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      What… assholes. Their graffiti looks like pure shit and they are disrespecting what could have led them to their...
    5. rhodyram reblogged this from alohanico and added:
      scumbags.
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