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A Vibrant, Colorful Mural Of George Floyd Has Been Painted In The East Village

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

A Vibrant, Colorful Mural Of George Floyd Has Been Painted In The East Village

Street artist Fumero has memorialized George Floyd in a beautiful, bright mural on the Bowery in the East Village.

The mural is located on the southwest corner of the Bowery and East Houston, and the artist appears to have painted it earlier this week.

“The human race has one face,” he wrote on Instagram. “My protest is painted peacefully.”

Fumero has dubbed his style “Fumeroism” and describes it as “an extension of his character, bold and uninhibited, assertive and unorthodox” and that it “embodies the evolution of ┬álate 20th century post graffiti art culture.” You may recognize his bold use of color and fluid shapes from other street art murals around the city in Bushwick, Astoria, and more.

You can see how the mural of Mr. Floyd came together on his Instagram here:

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Fumero’s “protest” in the form of art joins dozens of other in-person protests that are still ongoing across the city, marching against George Floyd’s murder by police officers as well as the levels of systemic racism that continually endanger Black lives on daily basis. If you’re looking for what else you can do to support the movement, check out these suggestions.

See also: This Brooklyn Artist Creates Emotional Portraits Of Black Lives Lost To Police Brutality

featured image source: Instagram / @fumeroism