Time for a bit of heresy, then.
I was a huge fan of the original Joe Strummer tribute mural (which you can see on this post) that graced the north-facing corner of East 7th Street and Avenue A, as it, well, genuinely looked like him. I can't remember exactly why, but when they touched it up a few years later, it stopped resembling the storied Clash frontman and looked a bit more like Max Headroom.
More recently, of course, the mural was sandblasted by developers doing work on the upper portion of the building. After much hue & cry, the mural was very recently restored, and was completed with much fanfare last week.
Now, I'm not saying I could have done a better job, but I can't help thinking that this latest iteration doesn't so much look like Joe Strummer as it does, well....sorry, Andrew Dice Clay.
Still, it's the thought that counts.