Artists Jeff Henriquez and Eli Lazare unveiled the finished mural on July 6, about three weeks after Prodigy, 42, died of complications with sickle cell anemia. The piece, which stands at 13th Street and 40th Avenue, was celebrated by the Queensbridge Houses community, who laid out candles around the mural.
On Saturday, July 8, someone splattered white paint all over the mural. The artists retouched the mural on Sunday only to find it covered in red paint one day later.
Henriquez on Sunday posted a photo of the restored mural on Instagram.
“THE RESURRECTION. The hood love is strong! 15 hours in one shot to bring back our fallen hip hop general,” he said. “Sadly I expect my