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Watch Chico Paint His Last East Village Mural (For Now) - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Watch Chico Paint His Last East Village Mural (For Now)


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Last month, The Local told you that after nearly 35 years of making blank walls beautiful, graffiti artist Antonio “Chico” Garcia is taking his talents to South Beach for the foreseeable future. For what may be his last East Village mural, Chico painted two bobwhite quails on the roll-down gate of Bobwhite Counter, opening soon on Avenue C between Sixth and Seventh Streets.

“It’s a pretty bird and a symbol for southern wildlife and also agriculture,” said the restaurant’s owner, Keedick Coulter, 33, who hails from Virginia, where bobwhites are common.

Watch The Local’s video to see Chico paint the mural and hear his thoughts about the talent that he also believes is a curse.