NEW YORK — A new Jackson Pollack mural is being painted on the front of a building in the borough of Queens that was the site of a deadly shooting rampage in 1969.
A group of artists and the borough’s mayor painted the mural Monday on the side of a former home of the Pollock family, which was built in a gated community for wealthy residents.
The Pollocks’ family, including a cousin, died in a gunfight in Queens in 1969, and the family members are believed to have been members of the mob.
A plaque is placed in front of the home, which once housed the family that owned the home.
The family home was destroyed during the shooting rampage.
The building where the mural is located is at the corner of East 52nd Street and Central Park West.
The Jackson Pollocks had owned the building since its purchase in 1963, according to the building’s current owners.
The mural, which is on the back of a car, is part of a larger project on the property.
It is part a mural on a car parked on the same street, the other part of an installation that is being finished by the boroughs Historic Preservation Commission.