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Shin Gallery Opens a New Project Space Around the Corner on Orchard Street

Posted January 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

What first appeared as a depository for discarded paint rags and other junk is actually a burgeoning art gallery. Half the footprint of the old Sheila’s Decorating space on Orchard Street (they’re now headquartered at Joe’s Fabrics) has been annexed by the Shin showroom at the corner of Grand. The sidecar gallery is a so-called […]

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Street Art Outside 190 Bowery Stands Tall with Paris and Charlie Hebdo

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

For the third consecutive day, this triangular piece of artwork sits outside the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. It’s apparently a statement of solidarity from artist Hunt Rodriguez in support of Charlie Hebdo and the victims of recent terror attacks across Paris. Although, the installation has already been picked clean. Upon its arrival Saturday, […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ Receives Grant to Paint Storefront Gates Around the Lower East Side

Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

Looks like local skater and artist Billy Rohan, along with artist Jessica Blower were successful in obtaining that additional funding for their “100 Gates Project” we first heard about last June. The Lower East Side BID was one of seven finalists to land a 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Grant award, which means $30,000 to fund this vibrant vision. Goal of the […]

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Station Independent Projects to Debut New Eldridge Street Location Tomorrow

Posted January 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

Station Independent Projects is on the move after two years holding down a sliver space at 164 Suffolk Street. In twenty-four hours, the gallery is headed south to the fringe of Chinatown. There it will continue its programming with the experience of more than a decade and dozen artists. The new space is somewhat hidden, […]

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Glass Pipe Purveyors ‘1Percent’ Opening Pop-Up Gallery at 143 Ludlow Street

Posted December 31, 2014 at 5:30 am

Put this in your pipe and smoke it… The Miami-based Sammer Gallery at 143 Ludlow Street – “dedicated to the promotion of Latin American Constructivism and concrete art” – quietly faded in recent weeks. Token tombstone signage of the Misrahi Realty variety resides above the floor-to-ceiling window glass. The showroom lasted roughly six months at this […]

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Pioneering Street Artist Lee Quiñones is the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Hotel Indigo, Opening in April

Posted December 31, 2014 at 5:26 am

In an apparent attempt to gain legitimacy with the neighborhood and its history, the culture-destroying Hotel Indigo tapped a street art legend as its so-called artist in residence. Lee Quiñones has that honor, a tidbit first learned when the Orchard Hell Building went before Community Board 3 for its liquor license (which was approved, by […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 16 Artwork on East 1st Street Trailer [PHOTOS]

Posted December 30, 2014 at 5:32 am

Last week, the creative folks at Centre-fuge unveiled Cycle 16 of its popular public art project on East First Street. Painting concluded just in time for the holidays. The current artwork on display is somewhat of a visual best-of compilation from the last year. Project organizers Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville tapped fourteen of the twenty-two […]

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Memorial Mural Painted for Victims of Cop Violence Outside a Lower East Side Tombstone Shop

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Little Italy Street Art Project is back with another timely statement outside its namesake neighborhood. And again on the Lower East Side. The grassroots arts group helped commission a new piece to commemorate those fallen young men in the news of late. It’s a memorial mural spray-painted by Cassius Fouler in a fitting location – […]

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This Graffiti Writer is Spreading the Message that ‘Not All Cops Are Bad Cops’

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:38 am

In the wake of the execution-style murder of two policemen in Bedford Stuyvesant and the bevy of anti-cop resentment lately, one graffiti writer is out there with a pro-NYPD message. DJ Pumpkin – a prolific tagger across the Lower East Side – is spraying  surfaces with the note “Not all cops are bad cops.” We first […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Zito and the Hot Seat of Orchard Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Earlier this month, Antony Zito wrapped his residency at the Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street. He spent the month painting portraits of walk-in customers on found sundries, a throwback to his days on Ludlow Street in the early aughts. The exhibit was dubbed “Displacement – Antony Zito – Then and Now,” and focused on […]

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