Bowery in 1989.

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atlantagraffiti on February 5, 2011

NICE VINTAGE PHOTO

LuciaM on March 5, 2011

Hi Ronan ROBERT,

FYI, the painting shown in this photo is called *New Birth". it was painted in 1974 under the auspices of a community/public arts organization, called Cityarts Workshop. It was located on the south wall of 181 Chrystie Street, about a block east of where the marker is. You can see their photo of it here.

Also, this is not considered to be graffiti. It is an actual wall mural, which would have been painted from a multi-level fixed scaffolding. Even after 15 years, as shown in your photo, it has virtually no tags on it, a sign that the local graffiti street artists had respect for it.

best wishes from NYC, L.

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