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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Musicians Galore, on West 3rd Street

Mural, the village
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.

Related posts: On Pink Walls and a Family Update, Charging Through Wall Street, and Village People, in Sheridan Square.


Olivier said...

je connais pas cette fresque, elle est magnifique, je note sur mon carnet a spirale pour mon prochain voyage, merci de me faire decouvrir plein d'endroits dans NYC

Andy said...

Wow! Lots of familiar faces in the mural. When I looked at it I could hear all their tunes playing in my mind.

King of New York Hacks said...

Rico's da man !! Love that mural !!

biebkriebels said...

Great mural, see many familiar artists.

RedPat said...

Well done Rico!

Ken Mac said...

right across from my building!

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