Soon after news of Eddie Van Halen’s death hit the masses, a New York City street artist paid tribute by turning the Van Siclen Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn into “Van Halen Avenue.” Adrian Wilson is the same artist who, in September, turned 50th St station in Manhattan into “Ruth St” in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Wilson, who uses the Instagram handle @plannedalism, said he gave others time to do it before making the change himself.
I left it 4 days for someone else to [make a sticker] head to Brooklyn and take the credit but nobody stepped up, so ok, I guess I’ve got to do it myself… you’re welcome.
On October 12th, Wilson reported the sticker had been removed.
But, the artist has a new creation that should be around for a long time. He recently finished an EVH tribute at the Bowery Toy Store in NYC. Take a look:
VHND is currently compiling hundreds of submissions of artwork, photos and memories we’ve received since Eddie’s passing. We’ll be posting some of these soon. If you have some to share, info on submitting them is right here.