Pompeii Red redo at Palazzo Chupi

Well, the mystery is over. Julian Schnabel is indeed repainting his whimsical Palazzo Chupi, at the far west end of W. 11th St., with a fresh coat of Pompeii Red. The sandstone-colored layer that had recently been applied is apparently just a primer — which presumably will keep the reddish shade from fading again this time. The vividly colored condo tower was unveiled five years ago, but the unusual hue soon faded to a washed-out pink. Last August, scaffolding started going up around the building amid speculation that a new “Pompeian paint job” was in the works.

Photos by Toni Dalton

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One Response to Pompeii Red redo at Palazzo Chupi

  1. miriam chaikin

    loved it pink and love it pompeii red. glad toni dalton tracks
    our evolving museum in the west village.

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