This freshly-painted black brick wall pictured below on Ludlow Street just south of Grand Street (the “Ludlow Street Art Gallery”) in New York’s Lower East Side is essentially a blank canvas for street artists and graffiti writers. A mere 24 hours before this picture was taken Wednesday evening, the wall was covered with a lot of wheat-pasted street art and a smattering of mostly aimless bad graffiti that had slowly accreted in layers during the past few months. In the interim 24 hours, a crew of two middle-aged male Chinese workers were scraping the wheat-pasted posters off the wall and painting over what remained. The result is a wall that is just begging for some new, fresh artwork.

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