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04/03/2010

DKNY Mural (1992-2009), SoHo, Manhattan, New York


This photo was taken in May 2009, a few days before it has been painted over.
Since the 1990s, the DKNY six-story painting mural painted on the Houston Street side of 600 Broadway has been an icon of New York fashion advertising.
When the DKNY ad went up in 1992, it was met with community derision, but it has since earned legendary status. The black-and-white mural shows the Statue of Liberty emerging above a skyline that still features the Twin Towers.
After September 11, 2001, the sign became even more significant to locals for its portrayal of a pre-9/11 NYC skyline.
In early 2008 rumors began surfacing that the mural would be painted over.
Photographed by what must be millions of tourists, the New York mural at the entrance to SoHo has finally been painted in June 2009, replaced by a very sober Hollister “clothing” brand logo...

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