Gowanus Developer Says Painting Over Black Lives Matter Murals Was Mistake, Plans More Art

The newly painted construction fence. Photo by Kevin Duggan


A worker painted over a series of Black Lives Matter murals on a construction fence on 4th Avenue in Gowanus on June 9, in an incident the developer of the site claims was a “gargantuan misunderstanding.”

“This person did it with no bad intentions. She simply thought that she was doing the work she was supposed to be doing. She did not realize that she was accidentally painting over the artwork,” said Brian Ezra, a principal at Avery Hall Investments, which owns the lot between Sackett and Union streets. “It was a gargantuan misunderstanding.”

To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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