Another update in the non-stop coverage of the incoming Kiehl’s store on 9th Ave. The store commissioned the self-proclaimed “mural kings” Tats Cru – a group of NYC graffiti artists “for hire” out of the Bronx – to create a mural outside the future cosmetics store, which went up over the weekend:
While some may see this as tacky, we’re hopeful it shows that the store is trying to “fit in” with the neighborhood and have a bit of character, rather than just being another chain store.
Of course, if you didn’t hear the news, last night 5 Pointz was whitewashed. Coincidental, but it says something when the “authentic” graffiti is being purged from the city while companies are paying for “branded” graffiti. Anyway…