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Artist Destroys Mission Cantina Mural as Act of Retaliation

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"This is why" Theodore Bradley erased his mural, the artist explains. Instagram; Instagram

Just last week, Danny Bowien commissioned artist Theodore Bradley to adorn the outside of Mission Cantina with a painting of a Frida Kahlo skull. But as any recent visitor to the restaurant will note, that the wall is now once again blank. Bowery Boogie looked into the disappearance, and found that it was actually the artist himself who painted over the mural, in an act of retaliation.

The artist had, as usual, signed his work with his email address. But then, according to Bradley, Bowien decided it looked like an advertisement and asked him to erase the signature. When the artist refused, Bowien did it himself, with the result pictured above. Bradley immediately returned and erased the rest of the painting, Instagramming a photo of the blank wall with the caption, "Some people do not want to give recognition to artist, and to them I say look at a blank wall!" He explains to Bowery Boogie: "[I wasn't] trying to advertise my services, I just wanted to paint and share it with my friends. And the world."
· Artist Bradley Theodore Erases Mission Cantina Mural Due to Impasse Over Signature [BB]
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Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 254-2233 Visit Website

Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St., New York, NY