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This is a new media artwork by Mala Kumar, commissioned by Museum of the Moving Image through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts (Media Arts Program).

Sample Wall for the Set of Mo' Better Blues (1990)


Spike Lee is well-known for frequently utilizing his hometown of New York City as a backdrop for his films. Mo’ Better Blues was filmed all over the city, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the now-shuttered Tower Records store in Manhattan, and Greenwich Village’s Cherry Lane Theater.

Tags: Film, New York City


Sample of painted brick wall from the production of Mo' Better Blues (1990), exhibited alongside other artifacts in Behind the Screen.