Why Cat Marnell is graffitiing lavish NYC buildings

Add vandal to Cat Marnell’s resume.

The “How to Murder Your Life” author, 38, recently admitted that she attended a secret, maskless party at billionaire Travis Kalanick’s lavish Soho penthouse at the end of the summer, only to be kicked out shortly after arriving (Kalanick’s rep denied he knew about the party and it was hosted by a friend). Upon leaving the soirée, Marnell took out a can of spray paint and tagged the wall of the building across the street from lavish 565 Broome.

“CAT MARNELL BITCH F–K U SNOBS,” she wrote on the wall.

At the time, Marnell provided no explanation for the vandalism; but now she’s explained it was a way to cope with the death of her best friend, graffiti artist SAME.

“SAME, the mischief don, would have tagged a painting or kicked in … literally anything glass on the way out,” she writes in her column, “BEAUTYSHAMBLES.” “But I’m a lady: I waited until I was outside.”

SAME, whose real name was Christopher Johnson, died in April at age 39. Back in 2014, he made a name for himself as the Whitney Vandal.

But readers who read about her COVID-19 partying wanted to know why she was carrying a can of spray paint.

“I dunno. To help me feel closer to awesome people and things that I’ve lost?” she answered in her post.

When SAME died, Marnell told Page Six that he was “chaotic and amazing.”

“He put his arm around me and introduced me to everyone downtown, and I was cool and popular within a year,” she recalled. “He influenced the influencers.”

Marnell lived with SAME, influencer Josh “Fat Jew” Ostrovsky, Sebastian Bear-McClard (who is now married to Emily Ratajkowski) and other pals in San Francisco when she was in her early 20s.

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