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David Bowie Murals Rise on the Lower East Side

By Nicole Levy | January 15, 2016 1:31pm | Updated on January 17, 2016 10:47pm
 This mural was installed on Kenmare Street Thursday afternoon.
This mural was installed on Kenmare Street Thursday afternoon.
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Everyone has their own way of mourning, particularly when the subject of their grief is as colorful a character as David Bowie was in life.

While some heartbroken New Yorkers continue to leave as tokens of their affection flowers, records, articles torn from music magazines, photos, notes and hand-drawn signs at the artist's former residence at 285 Lafayette Street, and others dance their weeknights away to Bowie's music, artists are beginning to paint tribute murals around the city.

One featuring the musician's tear-streaked visage from his 1973 album "Aladdin Sane" cropped up on Kenmare Street on the Lower East Side Thursday afternoon, the Bowery Boogie reports.

The creator's identity is a mystery, but the wall space belongs to The Graffiti Room, a ramen shop on Mott Street.

Another mural to surface can be found at the northwest entrance to the 2nd Avenue F station. The heart-plastered work by graffiti artist Hektad echoes Aladdin Sane's iconic face paint and exhorts Bowie to "rest well." 


Credit: Instagram/@hektad._official

The world has been grieving over the loss of Sane and all of Bowie's other alter egos since the songwriter died Sunday, at age 69, of cancer.