The Joe Strummer mural on 7th Street is back! (video)
Street artist Dr. REVOLT and the owners of Niagara Bar unveiled the new piece dedicated to the punk legend last night.
Fri Sep 20 2013
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Last month, we told you about the temporary demise of the Joe Strummer mural on the exterior of Niagara Bar at Avenue A and 7th Street. The piece, created by street artists Dr. REVOLT and Zephyr after Strummer's death in 2002, was taken down to facilitate structural repairs to the building.
But good news for Clash devotees: The mural is back! Dr. REVOLT spent four days this week re-creating the now-iconic piece, and the new version was unveiled last night with a little help from Clash guitarist Mick Jones and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. (EV Grieve was on the scene; check out photos and video from the party.)
To see how the new piece came together, check out a time-lapse video of Dr. REVOLT painting the wall below. It's good to see a bit of East Village history back in action.
[h/t EV Grieve]