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Stop Guns

It is difficult to choose the last three murals for this series.
There are so many photos to choose from.
The variation of graffiti and murals in the Bowery is almost infinite. Many different styles, many different quality, many different messages made by unknown scribbles or world famous artists.

Three different messages from two well-known and one unknown artist.

■ Picture 1: ◄ Political message ►

Eduardo Kobra is one of the best known mural painters. You can find his work anywhere in the world. In New York alone you can admire 18 large murals of him. He often portrays a famous person and often his work has a political message, such as his work "Stop Guns" on the corner of Stanton Street and Eldridge street.

■ Picture 2: ◄ Educational message ►

The expiration date of a mural is hard to determine. The mural by Kobra is painted over another well-known mural. The longstanding mural for the Missbehave boutique painted by Mike Giant adorned this place for many years.
Under "Stop Guns" at street level you can see another wall painting that I think is much older. I could find little information about it. This particular mural is part of an outreach program that shows kids how street art can be constructive, not destructive. Maybe it is still there to respect the message and the high quality of the mural.

■ Picture 3: ◄ Commercial message ►

Here we see a mural by New York City artist Timothy Goodman.
We can read: “HERE'S A TOAST FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HARD, FAIL HARD, SHOW THEIR FLAWS, AND ARE ALWAYS DOWN FOR A BEER IN A BAR.” The mural is part of Elysian Brewing Company campaign to show that craft breweries are as creative as independent street artists.
Goodman says it's "a toast to those who go through the ups and downs of life unapologetically with passion and conviction."

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5160 W: 320 N: 9216] (36180)
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