Beastie Boys Mural To Be Painted At Paul's Boutique Location

Twenty-five years ago today the Beastie Boys released their second studio album, Paul's Boutique, which is just about as different sonically from their debut LP, Licence To Ill, as two consecutive albums from the same artist can get. Tomorrow, in celebration of the anniversary, a mural will be painted on the New York City storefront featured on the cover of Paul's Boutique according to Rolling Stone.

In 1989 Lee's Sportswear occupied the corner of Rivington and Ludlow on Manhattan's Lower East Side that we see on the cover of Paul's Boutique, but now the space is occupied by a sandwich shop named Wolfnight's. Artist Danielle Mastrion will start painting a Beastie Boys-themed mural outside the restaurant at 11 a.m. and won't stop until she's finished.

There had been an effort underway, spearheaded by music fan LeRoy McCarthy, to turn the corner of Rivington and Ludlow into Beastie Boys Square, but the local community board rejected the proposal back in January. Though McCarthy may have been denied his official Beastie Boys Square, he has put together the mural project.

[Published on: 7/25/14]

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