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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with the Legendary AUDIE U5

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

This latest installment of Uncapped is more than a year in the making, and we are stoked to have Audie U5 join us. BOWERY BOOGIE: Audie U5. Welcome to the series. Instead of the cherished and/or default “what do you write?” how about, why do you write “Audie?” Audie U5: Always Undeniably Dope In Everything!  Nah, […]

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Someone Hung This Picture of Trump on the Wall Street Bull’s Ass to Protest 1 Year Since Election

Last modified November 9, 2017 at 10:06 am

To mark one year since Donald Trump’s election to president, someone (we’re told three women, actually) decided to affix his orange mug directly onto the bull’s ass. The Wall Street bull, that is. It’s a framed photo which reads, “1 year of B.S.” and #Resist. Certainly does give a whole new meaning to bull-shit.

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Adam Lucas on His Inaugural Post-Hanksy Show

Posted November 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

“Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” is the inaugural exhibit of Adam Lucas, the artist formerly known as Hanksy. For his maiden outing unmasked, free from the constraints of pop culture puns, Lucas drops the gag in favor of more meaningful material. Continuing a trend established years ago – beginning with “Surplus Candy” in 2013 – […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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PETA Staged a Protest Against Mice Exhibit at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

An exhibit on Orchard Street with live mice beneath the floor has PETA up in arms. For the last couple weeks, the popular four-year-old Castle Fitzjohns gallery at 98 Orchard Street has been showing “The Social Network,” an footpath installation showcasing live mice in the floor. It’s meant to explore notions of phobia. Per the […]

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Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Cryptik Coats Facade of 324 Grand Street with New Mural

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The black coating of 324 Grand Street (east of Orchard) last week was not a final paint job, but rather the start of an art piece. The head-to-toe mural is the handiwork of street artist Cryptik, who has been sky high imparting his freestyle calligraphy to the masonry. In his own words, the Southern California-based […]

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This Artist is Live-Streaming His Life Inside a Vacant Allen Street Store [VIDEO]

Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s voyeurism upped a notch. Brooklyn-based street artist RAE just moved into an Allen Street storefront and wants you to observe his “mundane” lifestyle. The pseudo-anonymous creative will be living in the storefront of 130 Allen for the next four weeks, and hopes to pique interest with passersby. But the stunt – dubbed “The RAE […]

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By Annexing 68 Orchard Street, ‘Shin Gallery’ Rules the Corner of Orchard and Grand

Last modified November 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Shin Gallery just expanded again. This time one store over to complete its takeover of the former home of Sheila’s Decorating. Last week, the four-year-old showroom lifted the curtain another annex gallery – its second addition – at 68 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this address had been under complete renovation since early-2015, resulting in […]

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Charles Bradley Memorial Mural Painted on Allen Street

Posted November 1, 2017 at 5:01 am

Late soul singer Charles Bradley is mourned on the Lower East Side with a new mural. Street artist Joe Miller painted the memorial on Allen Street a couple weeks ago, barely a month after the musician passed away from stomach cancer at 68. Miller’s piece is the latest entrant in The New Allen, that “art […]

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