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Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

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Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

Last modified October 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

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Kymia Nawabi. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Explore the Artistic Side of ‘Madness’ at The Lodge Gallery Tomorrow

Posted October 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

How does one define madness? Is it chemical or environmental (or a bit of both)? Is a little madness necessarily a bad thing? And, as an artist, how does one interpret the theme of madness and its place in contemporary culture? The Lodge Gallery currently investigates some of these questions in its soon-to-end “Madness” exhibit. […]

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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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Hanksy Gets All NWA with ‘Eazy-E Bola’

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Street artist Hanksy is tapping right into global fear of an Ebola outbreak. His latest piece is self-proclaimed, “straight outta Congo.” The sticker sized placement is in eastern Chinatown and features the one and only Eazy-E Bola and his virus strain neck. Meanwhile, Hanksy continues to explore street art around the country with his new “Surplus […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool Delancey Street with Fake Mentos Advert

Posted October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Ubiquitous street artists ME and Clint Mario are back on the pavement with another comically-driven collaborative push. Remember that phonebooth hack on the Bowery back in August? Well, another series is now out there for public consumption. This faux advertisement for Mentos was slipped into the phonebooth outside the DL on Delancey just a few […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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Daniel Root’s Then-and-Now Photo Project Expands to the Lower East Side

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

Photographer Daniel Root chronicled the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he takes his archival work to the streets for a comparison to their current state. As part of the history project (and website), Root frames 30-year-old photos and posts at current sites, then “rephotographs the whole thing.” What began as an […]

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Knishes were served after the screening. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Learn Ta Tawk: Dissecting a Film About the Disappearing New York Accent

Posted October 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Hey youse, I’m TAWKIN’ here, ya might learn a little sumptin’! That could be the opening line of If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent, a new film by Heather Quinlan which screened at City Lore last week. The charming and very funny film features interviews with various New Yorkers, including […]

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Iconic Street Artist COST Was Arrested Yesterday After Pasting in Meatpacking District

Posted October 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

COST is one of the most prolific street vandals in the game, having returned to form after a lengthy hiatus. Since his comeback in 2010, the 45-year-old Queens native (Adam Cole) puts up a dizzying number of bills each week, usually of the “Adam COST” or “COST ENX” variety. Now the party is over. The 45-year-old […]

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