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Derek Eller Gallery Debuts in Former Broome Street Garage

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:15 am

The garage to gallery metamorphosis at 300 Broome Street is complete (for the most part). Where tune-ups and flats were fixed, a bland white-box showroom now entertains the wealthy. As expected, the nineteen-year-old Derek Eller Gallery jumped cross-town from Chelsea to open at this old Chinese auto mechanic. Its inaugural exhibition in the new space […]

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Have You Seen Hektad’s Dice and Rubik’s Cubes Dotting Allen Street Mall?

Posted May 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

Every once in a while a public art piece just completely nails it. Like this latest effort by street artist Hektad. Dubbed “Project Play Me,” Hektad last week added some color to one of the many staging areas for the East Houston Reconstruction project. With a little bit of paint, the street artist transformed several […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Unveils Flashy New Neon Signage on Division Street

Last modified May 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

In business nineteen years strong, Daredevil Tattoo bleeds Lower East Side. The ink spot debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, ownership settled south of the border – 141 Division Street. This tattoo parlor is permanent, as […]

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The New Museum Announces Expansion into 231 Bowery

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the New Museum announced this week that it’s launched an $80 million capital campaign to help expand programming. On the ground, this means that the art institution, on the Bowery for ten years already, will renovate the adjacent property and nearly double in size. The goal is to […]

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Ludlow Retailer Backs Artist RIME in Copyright Fight Against Moschino and Jeremy Scott

Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

Many fashion designers out there seemingly think that the public nature of street art, illegal or not, grants a fair use to appropriate in fashion collections. Not the case, despite the reasonable expectation that the art would be widely shared. The problem is when companies and brands swipe the work for monetary gain and don’t […]

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‘STOMP’ is Staying Put at the Orpheum, but Must Cough up $2.2M Fine

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

STOMP is staying put, after all. An arbitrator’s ruling in December prohibits termination of its lease. A year ago, the long-running production informed the landlord of the Orpheum that the production would leave the building for an unnamed theater in Times Square. Off Broadway going Broadway. The disheartening news came at a bad time – […]

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Party’s Over: Peter Missing Paints 20-Foot-Long Mural for Lower East Side History Month

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The upside-down martini glass of yore, symbolizing the “party’s over” mantra of the eighties East Village, now has a dedicated mural. Its creator, artist-activist Peter Missing, painted a giant, cycloptic version with frequent collaborator Cyril Mazard at the corner of East Houston and Second Avenue (i.e. First Street Green). Missing and Mazard began the task […]

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SoHo’s Westwood Gallery Flocks to 262 Bowery

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Bowery just added another gallery to its growing ranks. Bolstered by the presence of several showrooms and the International Center of Photography, the area is ripe for the picking. Next in line is SoHo’s Westwood Gallery. The twenty-one-year-old Westwood Gallery is poised to move into 262 Bowery. Build-out has been underway for a few […]

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As with David Bowie, the ‘Graffiti Room’ is Exploiting Prince’s Death for Sales

Posted May 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

Much like with David Bowie, the Graffiti Room restaurant is now capitalizing on the death of Prince. Its ad-art wall around the corner on Kenmare Street now boasts a mural of the departed artist, complete with purple paint splatter (rain) on the sidewalk below. As before, the issue is more the blatant advertisement of Graffiti […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 20 Artist Roster

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

​The Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street is ready for its springtime paint job. Cycle 20 of the popular art project is on its way, and should debut May 1. Artists represented in the next round of artwork are Adam Dare, Balu, Claw Money, K-nor, Resa,Rob Plater & Werc. Cycle 20 will be on view […]

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