Asbury Park artist, musician Gerard Robrecht, aka Arthur Kill has died

Gerard Robrecht of Asbury Park, aka Arthur Kill, a musician and artist provocateur whose “Stinky Cheese” graffiti tags were ubiquitous in the city, has died.

Robrecht died in his sleep of natural causes in his Asbury Park home on June 28, his family announced.

He was 64. 

Robrecht, a native of Hillside, made a name for himself on the Jersey music scene as the frontman for Arthur Kill and The Pollutants, a noted avant-garde punk combo. He later became involved in  Asbury Park music happenings behind the scenes as a stage hand and technician. 

He worked at the Stone Pony, Fast Lane and city music festivals. He played an important role in the creation of the Great Bamboozle and Skate and Surf festivals, said music promoter John D’Esposito.

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Gerard Robrecht of Asbury Park, also known as Arthur Kill, has died.

“So many shows got off the ground because of him,” D’Esposito said. “When nobody was in  Asbury Park, Arthur was still working here.”

He so cared for the city that he wanted to make sure the coming redevelopment would include all, friends said. The “Stinky Cheese” tag, which followed a series of clown-themed tags, served as a visual reminder of the humble roots of the city.

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