Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bacardi Mural Gets the Blues

They're painting over the huge Bacardi ad mural on the corner of 13th Street and 4th Avenue just below Union Square! The Bacardi ad was hand painted in October of 2003. Even though it's an ad, it was done by hand and was not too product-centric so it seemed artsy, permanent, borderline iconic, and timeless- just like the DKNY ad on Houston St.

These pics were taken on Tuesday, so it might be all gone by now.
Hopefully they'll replace it with something good and not some obnoxious vinyl thing.
Update: it's going to be a hand painted Crunch gym ad- ugly so far- Curbed has the scoop.
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