Closure Imminent, Mars Bar Gets Condo Camouflage Photo-Mural

04/22/2011 4:27 PM |

(Photo from Roger_Paw)
  • (Photo from Roger_Paw)

As Mark noted back in December, perennial East Village dive Mars Bar at East 1st Street and Second Avenue will soon shutter so its building can be replaced by a twelve-story condo. With Mars’ end approaching (rumors say June), local blogger Roger_Paw noticed yesterday that an artist was pasting the bar’s façade with versions of its future self: a giant mural image of glassy condos. More views, with the anonymous artist, after the jump.

Anybody recognize the artist? (Photo from Roger_Paw)
  • Anybody recognize the artist? (Photo from Roger_Paw)

Looks like the condo in the giant photo-mural is the Cooper Square Hotel a few blocks north over on Bowery. EV Grieve took some photos (below) of what looks like the finished mural this morning. It’s like foreshadowing through street art.

(Photo from EV Grieve)
  • (Photo from EV Grieve)

(Curbed, EV Grieve)