Devastation: Karl Junkersfeld’s New Video Shows What’s Left of the Wheatpaste Mural on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

It was beautiful while it lasted. However, the “wheatpaste” mural painted guerilla style sometime Tuesday night on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is no more.

Our Karl Junkersfeld, not known for his love of most “street art”, is not very happy about this development as his new video shows.

Do you agree with Karl? Comment away!

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  • Kenji Takabayashi

    That’s a privately owned building? Perhaps they should commission someone to do a permanent mural that would beautify that path, something subtle that calls out the amazing views…

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    It is a cooperative.

  • Andrew Porter

    Which backs up on a public space which is under the NYC Parks Department. So it’s complicated…

  • AnonyMom

    Ugh…I saw it earlier this week and thought to myself “wow, isn’t that a nice surprise? It looks so much better than that ugly green wall…wonder who did it?” It was artfully done, gestural with subtle spring colors, and blended perfectly with the idea of people strolling on the promenade. Too bad…the ripped paper looks worse than the blank wall…

  • banksy

    Who are you people who think a graffiti mural is appropriate for the Brooklyn Heights Promenade? This isn’t a blighted block int he South Bronx. Whoever did this should be in jail.

  • Panina

    Is this really you??? You are funny! and while I have your attention…..might you have done a small piece on a Priority Mail label near the Cadman Plaza P.O.?

  • carlotta

    That wall is an eyesore. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see it, but I’m sure everyone smiled as they walked by.

  • David on Middagh

    I tried to comprehend the mural. It looked to me like a cross between a crucifixion and a zombie attack. All those sections didn’t flow together into a panorama, either. Finally, the wall was too rough for a smooth hanging.

    I sincerely like the ripped paper better.

  • Joe A

    This new found appreciation for street art may be warranted for this particular piece but do we really want to encourage would be artists of varrying skill levels from practicing their craft on any fixed object in our neighborhood? For instance would anybody like to get up in the morning and see this painted on the storefront next door?

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  • SharkLzr

    I didn’t like the mural much.

  • tvc

    Indeed. It was ugly at best.

    Regardless, it was vandalism… one cannot go around plastering graffiti (on paper or any other material) on private residential buildings in NYC – it’s illegal.

  • GHB

    Yes, the Parks Department is responsible for that wall.