A developer painted over a mural honoring Philly LGBTQ icon Gloria Casarez. A queer street artist put up a new one just 50 feet away.
It was classic Philadelphia revenge. Tiff Urquhart bound a 4-by-4-foot wheatpaste of Casarez to a wall half a block from the old 12th Street Gym. The piece depicts the civil rights leader’s face in warm jewel tones — purples, blues, and maroons — meant to resemble the former sunset-bathed mural.
Unfortunately, Tiff’s wheatpaste was ripped down shortly after and within just two days of it being put up, which the artist posted about on Instagram.