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Street Museum of Art Takes Over NYC Billboards

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:04 am

Taylor Swift may be welcoming you to NYC, but the Street Museum of Art is challenging you to rediscover the city, through one of the most prominent forms of urban self expression – street art. Their canvas is the most annoying of marketing methods: the billboard. Rare is the sight of an aesthetically pleasing advert hedging a […]

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Chip In: Fundraiser is Tonight for Jason ‘DG One’ Wulf’s Tombstone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Graffiti superstar Jason “DG” Wulf’s tragic and untimely death is still so fresh for so many. Show your support and love by attending the fundraiser for his tombstone later tonight. The event takes place at the Powerhouse Arena in BK from 6-9pm. DG’s family and friends are setting up to make this an annual event honoring […]

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Street Artist Jerkface Gets ‘Peanuts’ with Snoopy Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

More faceless street art for Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston. Coming off the mural of a faceless Richie Rich surrounded by his wealth, the Jerkface-Green Villain collaborative combo returns with more pop-culture paintwork. The street artist spent last week imparting round 2 of its apparent Rag & Bone residency. This time around, it’s […]

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With aNYthing Long Gone, 103 Allen Become miLES Pop-Up; ‘Cherry Pop’ is Tonight

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

The urban skate brand aNYthing vacated the Lower East Side back in April. Its former headquarters at 103 Allen Street subsequently became a yet another project space for the miLES neighborhood organization, which aims to “creatively” reactivate underutilized retail stores. The so-called “Launchpad” at 103 Allen (KX-L x miLES) is championed as prime for designers […]

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[Zito Studio Gallery c. 2003 / Photo: Zito Studio Gallery]

Acclaimed LES Artist Antony Zito Brings ‘Displacement’ to the Mark Miller Gallery

Posted November 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side alternative art world for two decades. The prominent artist became the prorprietor of the former Zito Studio Gallery at 122 Ludlow, which closed in 2006 (it’s now Cocoro salon). He’s still active on the local streets, periodically commissioned to paint a gate mural, most recently for Gallery Bar […]

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Gallery Opening is ‘TBD’ at 97 Allen Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

The newcomer at 97 Allen Street is TBD. No, seriously, that’s the name of a the nascent showroom opening here tomorrow evening. TBD debuts with an exhibit called “Talk Like Sex,” a group effort that runs through December 18. Artists participating include Davide Balula, Alighiero Boetti, Jennifer Boysen, Dadamaino, Lucio Fontana, Dean Levin, Amir Nikravan, […]

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Balvanera Does the Tango with New Mural by Local Artist Mike Brown

Posted November 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

Following the trend of restaurants increasing visibility with murals, culinary newcomer Balvanera is adding flare to its own facade. The Argentinian restaurant at 152 Stanton Street is currently collaborating with local artist-designer Mike Brown (Lot71) on a piece called “An Allegory of Soul.” It’s underway on the Suffolk side as we speak. The artwork, commissioned […]

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‘Butcher Block’ Plans Scrapped, Castor Gallery to Open at 254 Broome Street

Posted November 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Looks like those plans for the Butcher Block on Broome are out to pasture. Last month, Community Board 3 had approved its standard beer-wine stipulations for the new bistro concept at 254 Broome. Workers, meanwhile, already began the process of cleaning the store, what we believed was prep for the restaurant. The window leafing proves […]

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Deconstructing the Art and Allure of Hanksy

Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

Hanksy, Hanksy, Hanksy! The clever street artist is becoming a household name faster than Ferrell cats can make kittens. His pun-driven campaign, built on the facades of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond, have engaged the ardent, the ambivalent, and the annoyed passerby. His increased popularity is applaudable and undeniable – what was once shooting […]

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Object-ify ‘Art Object’ Store Opens at 139 Essex Street

Posted November 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

Ever since the mobile outpost at 139 Essex folded last year, the north storefront has been a vacancy. For a while there, the address was bereft of activity. Patacon Pisao hadn’t yet opened, and this retail space was covered in newspaper clippings. Well, it too just crossed the finish line with a new lease on […]

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