New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: BD White

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There are some things one does not see everyday. Fellows removing street art from their premises is most assuredly not one of them. Thus when I saw this on North 7th Street this afternoon I hung around. I figured I’d get a nice piece of free (!) art by BD White. Alas, it was not to be.

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Yes, these men were removing this piece. This is because they were going to place a rather large piece of wood over the entrance of the gate (where it was located). They did not want to damage the art. This is because they like it!

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So over it went, piece by piece.

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And, as you can see, I hung around to make sure it was “just so”.

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This, the last and final piece, was held in place not just with screws, but some kind of adhesive. This posed to be a problem. I suggested that perhaps a flathead screwdriver would work. No worries: these guys had the situation totally under control!

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The last panel sustained a little damage to the back— but the imagery survived just fine.

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Mission accomplished!

Naturally, I had to bring this highly unusual (and downright awesome) passing of events to the artist. I am certain BD— or would that be Mr./Ms. White?— has got to be tickled pink to learn his (?) work has two very cool fans. Art lovers: you never know where you’ll find them. Today it was on a construction site on North 7 Street— tomorrow, who knows? Well done, guys!

UPDATE, 5:57 p.m.: BD White speaks!

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Hey here is the original photo. You can see that they only moved it one board over. I think it’s so awesome that they moved it rather than just throwing it away. I was worried that they might be told to just paint over it, but I guess I don’t have to worry anymore! I put up 3 that day. 1 large and 2 smaller ones. I had one of the smaller ones on the corner of Bedford and N 7th but I just saw today that someone stole it. I guess the construction adhesive I used didn’t work so well… Thanks!

Props/Thanks: go out to Jilly Ballistic for putting yours truly in touch with BD White!

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