Photo by myself on West 3rd Street, in the Village.
A two-part mural in the Village depicts a legion of popular musicians from days gone by. The author of the mural painted himself in the bottom corner, with a beret, his phone number and the peace sign.
The artist, Rico Fonseca, first visited the neighborhood in the wild and crazy 60s, having run away from his family in Peru. He hitch-hiked through South America, wound up in California, then moved to New York. And history was made.
During the day, Rico sells his art on this very street. I didn't see him there Tuesday morning, it must have been too early in the day.
For Rico's website, which includes a short movie about the artist, click here.
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