Mon 28 Jul 2014
The campaign to rename the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington in Manhattan’s Lower East Side “Beastie Boys Square” may have been an unsuccessful one, but one fan paid her respects to the iconic hip-hop trio in a big way over the weekend.
Brooklyn artist Danielle Mastrion created a mural honoring the 25th anniversary of the Beasties’ sophomore LP, Paul’s Boutique, at the very location shown on the album cover, in the LES. The mural was completed in just one day, and was commissioned by LeRoy McCarthy, the man behind several successful campaigns to rename hip-hop landmarks throughout New York City.
Check out the finished piece above, plus a few shots of Mastrion’s work-in-progress below. RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch.
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