Twenty-five years ago today, a little group called the Beastie Boys put out a little album called Paul’s Boutique. To celebrate that fact, artist Danielle Mastrion is going to begin work tomorrow morning on a Beastie Boys tribute mural adorning the wall of Wolfnights sandwich shop on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, the intersection immortalized on the Paul’s Boutique album cover (R.I.P. Lee’s Sportswear, I guess). The project was organized by LeRoy McCarthy, previously responsible for unsuccessfully lobbying to rename the intersection “Beastie Boys Square” (and also the guy behind the failed Christopher Wallace Way). As the Rolling Stones once said, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get a Beastie Boys mural.
UPDATE: Here it is.