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Uncapped: Not Your Typical POET

Posted July 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

What is up graff heads!? Welcome to this week’s installation of Uncapped, where we go beneath the paint with Poet. Don’t let the name fool you, though. He doesn’t rhyme. BOWERY BOOGIE: Ok Poet – let’s hear a poem. POET: For starters I don’t do rhymes, just not my thing … lol BB: Um, so how […]

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Street Artist Maya Hayuk Sues Starbucks for Copyright Infringement Over its Frappuccino Cups

Last modified June 26, 2015 at 7:31 am

Street artist Maya Hayuk is again on the legal warpath to protect her copyrights. For the second time in a year, the Brooklyn muralist is seeking damanges for infringing use of her artwork. Indeed, Hayuk already sued Sara Bareilles (i.e. Sony/Epic) and Coach for infringement. Now, her gaze is trained toward Starbucks. Hayuk filed a […]

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Uncapped: Being Conspicuous with MISS SPIC

Posted June 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

All the way from Australia, ladies and Gentleman, Miss Spic on Uncapped! Let’s not get all offended here. “Spic” is derived from inconspicuous! K? BOWERY BOOGIE: What is up, pretty lady!? U ready? How did Miss Spic become your name? MS: My name Miss Spic (despite what some people may assume!) actually comes from the words inconspicuous/conspicuous – […]

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Scoping Out Centre-fuge Cycle 17 on East 1st Street

Posted June 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

Here’s a quick update on Cycle 17 of the Centre-fuge Public Art Project. Participants spent the weekend imparting art onto the mid-block trailer on East First Street. Three-quarters of its exterior is now painted and on display. However, organizers Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville are running slightly behind schedule, with a handful of panels still […]

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Uncapped: Finding the Inspiration with Staten Island’s PREZ ONE

Posted June 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

Back again with our weekly graffiti-laced series, Uncapped. For this installment, we hit Staten Island to link up with PrezOne of NWC. BOWERY BOOGIE: Getting in a barrage of questions in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Ready?! What’s behind the name? Dead Prez? Tell us how it all began for you? How old you were…any favorite […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 17 Artists

Posted June 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Centre-fuge public art project just announced its seventeenth cycle … somewhat out of cycle. Indeed, the derilect East First Street trailer hasn’t displayed new artwork since the end of December. While not characteristic of the usual bimonthly schedule, it’s not like the crew hasn’t been busy. In the intervening months, Centre-fuge organized the painting […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery is Scrubbed Clean

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

The never-ending battle between commissioned street artists and the inevitable slew of taggers continues at the Bowery graffiti wall. We reported earlier this week that the “All American Temper Tot” mural painted by Ron English had received a few blemishes. Turns out the stunt (“Fuck TV, create art”) was created by MrStarCity, who was trying to make […]

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Uncapped: How Sodium Led CASP.ONE/SOEM to His Name

Posted June 10, 2015 at 10:39 am

“Uncapped” welcomes Casp.One aka Soem 1; no, for your information, this is not an identity crisis! BOWERY BOOGIE: Tell us your graff name and how you got it?’ SOEM: I really have 2 names CASP.ONE and SOEM 1. Casp came from the cartoon ‘Casper, the Friendly Ghost’ and the movie ‘Kids’ and then SOEM came […]

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Balvanera on Stanton Street to Feature iPhone Photography Exhibit by Mike Brown

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:18 am

Argentinian newcomer Balvanera is again tapping the creative services of local artist and designer Mike Brown. Seven months after the tango scene of “An Allegory of Soul” was commissioned for the corner of Stanton and Suffolk Streets, a new show is planned for the premises. One that will feature iPhone photography of the Lower East […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Was Finally Violated

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

It’s a rite of passage for all street artists who decorate the world famous Bowery graffiti wall. That of getting tagged to shit. Following this trend, the latest artwork – “All American Temper Tot” by Ron English – was finally vandalized earlier this week. There are a bunch of scrawls beneath the so-called tot, plus […]

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