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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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Prince Memorial Mural Painted in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted April 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

You saw it and you’re still in mourning. The departure of Prince, so soon after that of David Bowie, is gut wrenching. Memorials are popping up all over Manhattan, yet somewhat predictably in the Prince Street subway station. There we’ve seen the placement of “P” and “Symbol” stickers for the fictional addition of two new […]

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LES Street Artist Ori Carino Paints New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Lower East Side native, Ori Carino, just painted an excellent new mural on the facade of Rag & Bone. The street artist put the finishing touches of paintwork earlier this week, and it’s easily one of the better additions to this space in recent months. Carino frequently throws up murals around the neighborhood, including a […]

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NEKST Loyalist ‘Fixes’ Erased Tag on 190 Bowery 

Posted April 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Germania Bank Building is undergoing commercial conversion and its longstanding sheath of graffiti and street art is threatened. For the last several weeks, owner RFR Realty (Aby Rosen) has been testing erasure methods to potentially sanitize 190 Bowery. Power-washing and fancy removal panels. This resulted in the desecration two weeks ago of the NEKST […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to the Lower East Side this Week with ‘Immersive Art Experience’

Last modified April 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Winter might be ending for us plebs in the northern hemisphere, but not in Game of Thrones. The popular HBO series returns next Sunday for its highly-anticipated sixth season. As part of the overall marketing push, the cable network is coming to the Lower East Side for an exclusive art exhibit. “Art the Throne,” as […]

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Star Wars Politics Brings Darth Trump, Yodie Sanders, and Princess Lillary Before the New York Primary Tomorrow, Check out Kid Super’s Star Wars to Orchard Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

With the New York Primary a day away, Hell Square is getting even more political. Brooklyn-based Kid Super commissioned a new mural showing the three frontrunner candidates for president. Albeit with a twist – through the filter of the Star Wars universe. Kid Super, the trendy streetwear boutique out of Williamsburg, teamed up with the […]

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Extell is Trying Really Hard to Woo the Waterfront with Construction Site Artwork at 250 South Street

Posted April 14, 2016 at 5:17 am

You may have noticed the project site artwork installed at Extell’s waterfront site last week. A colorful patchwork now dots the sidewalk bridge lining the perimeter of 250 South Street. The new display illustrates the very historic neighborhood fabric this development – One Manhattan Square – is erasing. And, therefore, has no part in. There […]

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Hell Square Feels the Bern with New Bernie Sanders Street Art [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 14, 2016 at 7:10 am

While all eyes were trained on Washington Square Park yesterday for the Bernie Sanders rally, artist activists lent their own support here on the Lower East Side. The center of Hell Square now feels the Bern. The LES Dwellers block association joined forces with Clayton Patterson to organize the stunt, having invited a gaggle of […]

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Filmmaker Launches Streit’s Matzo Gallery Exhibit on Avenue A this Week

Posted April 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

Passover is coming, and Streit’s Matzo is again the topic of conversation. In anticipation of the Jewish holiday, imminent demolition of the matzo factory, and release of Matzo and the American Dream, documentary filmmaker Mike Levine has curated an eponymous gallery show for the subject matter. “Matzo and the American Dream: The Exhibition” launches at […]

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Vandal’s Touch: Nick Walker Adds New Stencil to Forsyth Street Condo Development Site

Last modified April 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

With the concrete skeleton hulking behind, the plywood fence at the Nativity Mission condo site on Forsyth Street now has a Vandal’s touch. No, we’re not talking about that bullshit Bowery restaurant. Rather, the dapper character work of street artist Nick Walker. The Bristol-based artist last week stenciled a one-story version of the Vandal pouring […]

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