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New Bowery Wall Mural Reflects The Graffiti Roots And History Of NYC

By Bianca Bahamondes

New Bowery Wall Mural Reflects The Graffiti Roots And History Of NYC
The latest mural to take over the Bowery Wall was created by Tats Cru and pays homage to much of the area’s history, as well as the wall itself.

Tats Cru’s mural is a collage of the Lower East Side’s roots. There’s a depiction of the Bowery Wall when it began, riddled with graffiti tags; there’s a lamp post at the intersection of Bowery and Houston; a 6-train speeding through; the entrance of the Liz Christy Community Garden; an honorary piece to Tony Goldman, and of course a nod to Keith Haring—who was the first to turn the wall into a mural in 1982, at the age of 24.


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The daughter of Tony Goldman, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, even took to Instagram to say:

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“The movement of Street Art calls NYC it’s home. In 1982, Keith Haring inaugurated the Houston Bowery Wall at the age of 24. Now it’s time to add a TATS CREW chapter to the Houston Bowery story. There is no better crew to represent the best of NYC graffiti past and present! What an honor to welcome TATS CREW (Mural Kings ?). This mural is truly an orchestra of art to honor the true NY graffiti scene. Our family is touched that you chose to also honor my dad TONY GOLDMAN❤️ Thank you to @biotatscru @crashone @nicertatscru @bg183_tats_cru_ @dazeworldnyc @tatscru @terror161 @hownosm and the many other NY writers who came to bless the wall with their tags!”


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