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Before PichiAvo Paints the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Taggers Go Crazy

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

The lame duck session at the Bowery Graffiti Wall has proven an opportune moment for taggers. In the week since Goldman Properties whitewashed the two-story encasement ahead of the next artist design, the fresh canvas has been attacked several times. Especially thanks to the perfect storm of inclement weather and lack of the usual security. […]

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‘Birdhouse Repo’ Reminds us that Even the Animals Can’t Afford to Live in NYC Anymore

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:14 am

To live in New York City is so expensive, even the birds can’t afford it. This truth is the creative mojo behind a new temporary art project coming to First Park this month. The incoming sculpture, aptly entitled “Birdhouse Repo,” is the work of city native Aaron Schraeter. Simple yet brilliant, his goal was political […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Whitewashed Ahead of Spanish Art Duo Pichi & Avo

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:19 am

Logan Hicks’ now-weathered mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall – the SoHo street scene dubbed “Story of My Life” – is is undergoing removal as we speak. The mobile booms are out; let the erasure commence. Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo is reportedly next in line. The artists confirmed their participation in an email, albeit […]

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Just for One Day: When I Painted ‘David Bowery’ as Tribute to David Bowie

Posted January 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Today, on the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the anonymous artist behind the now-infamous “David Bowery” tribute street sign tells all. This is the real story of how it came to pass, in his own words.  Like most great ideas, it wasn’t mine. Stuart Wilson went to pay respects to the David Bowie tribute […]

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Essex Street Market to Unveil ‘History Display’ Showing Evolution from Pushcarts to Essex Crossing

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Market is truly trying to increase visibility and awareness these days. That was the number-one complaint from its vendors the last several years, who accused the city ownership – the Economic Development Corporation – of dropping the ball amidst larger plans for Essex Crossing. Since the various discussion vis-a-vis Community Board 3 […]

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James Fuentes Gallery Goes ‘Bust’ with New John Ahearn Sculptures on Delancey Street

Posted January 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

James Fuentes is busted. The dark faux-brick exterior of his eponymous gallery on Delancey Street now sports some interesting 3D definition. Sculptures by the hand of artist John Ahearn. In anticipation of Ahearn’s appearance in the upcoming group show at 55 Delancey, a unique series of seven different busts (aka “life casts”) presently protrudes from […]

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Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Mural on Orchard Street was Just Erased

Posted January 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Arguably the most popular and perennially photographed Hanksy mural is now history. The “Dump Trump” piece on Orchard Street, in which His Excellency’s head sits atop a pile of shit, was reportedly ordered erased by the building’s owners. The whitewash happened earlier this afternoon; it was a surprise. Most striking about this mural was that it […]

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Spanish Duo Pichi & Avo Rumored to Replace Logan Hicks’ Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Graffiti Wall is abuzz. In the last two weeks, the high-profile canvas has seen its fair share of action. The sidewalks on its perimeter were chiseled away and replaced; then there was the memorial slideshow of fallen celebrities in 2016 which illuminated the bare space above the art slab. Now, get ready for the semi-annual […]

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With Demolition on Deck, Fire Sparks at Former Moscot Building on Delancey Street

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:13 am

Early Wednesday evening, there was a fire in the commercial space of 86-88 Delancey Street (aka 118 Orchard). The blaze was quickly extinguished, and plywood shed inserted to protect passersby from the damage. To be honest, the incident is just the latest contribution to the demise of this corner, formerly home to MOSCOT. If the […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Becomes Homage to Celebrity Dead in 2016 [PHOTOS]

Posted December 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

The high-profile Bowery Graffiti Wall is ending 2016 not with new artwork, but a memorial of sorts to those (celebrity) fallen this year. For the last couple nights, there’s been a slideshow projection of the notable deceased. Eighteen images, including David Bowie, Prince, photographer Bill Cunningham, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and Carrie Fisher (and, controversially, […]

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