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Clayton: Comings, goings…and lots of graffiti
The Village Sun, New York on July 20, 2020
L.E.S. documentarian Clayton Patterson was out and about covering goings-on in the neighborhood.
The late Jimmy Webb’s boutique I Need More, at 75A Orchard St., between Broome and Orchard Sts., has closed up for good. Webb, who was formerly the longtime salesman, buyer and manager and Trash and Vaudeville, on St. Mark’s Place, died in April at age 62.
Meanwhile, sculptor Tom Otterness, who spent time outside the city during the pandemic, has returned to the Lower East Side. He’s know for his public artworks, including “Life Underground,” inside the subway station at 14th St. and Eighth Ave. Riffing on capitalism, the permanent installation features more than 100 whimsical cast-bronze figures.
Patterson also snapped shots of plenty of new graffiti on buildings and storefront gates. As the pandemic continues amid the still-slowed-down economy, a lot more graffiti is popping up, and not just related to the protests.