Artist Timothy Goodman created this mural, “2020 In Memoriam” on Orchard Street (at Broome St.) to honor some of the big names we lost in 2020. On his Instagram page, he notes:
Some were tragically murdered because of racism, some are gone because of cancer, and some died of natural causes. Their deaths impacted us in profound ways, many have been the backdrop to our lives for many years, many meant a lot to me. Finished in 5 hours with 2” acrylic paint markers, it’s at the corner of Orchard St & Broome St. I hope it stays up for a while to serve as a reminder for how precious this life is. I wish you and yours a healthy & safe 2021.
From left to right: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.; James Lipton, writer & TV host of “Inside the Actors Studio”; Kobe Bryant, professional basketball player; Eddie Van Halen, musician & songwriter; Curly Neal, basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters; Jimmy Webb, buyer & manager for famed NYC clothing store Trash and Vaudeville; Stanley Crouch, jazz & cultural critic; Breonna Taylor, ER technician for the University of Louisville; Chadwick Boseman, actor & playwright; Naya Rivera, actress & singer; John Lewis, Civil Rights icon & member of the U.S. House of Representatives; George Floyd, hip hop artist & youth mentor; Carl Reiner, comedian, actor & director; Sean Connery, actor; Oluwatoyin Salau, activist & speaker; Alex Trebek, TV host of “Jeopardy!”; Cliff Robinson, professional basketball player; Andre Harrell, music executive & producer; Regis Philbin, television presenter & talk show host; Little Richard, musician, singer & songwriter; Kenny Rogers, singer & songwriter.