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Shepard Fairey ‘Owns the Future’ at 161 Bowery with New Mural

Posted August 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Shepard Fairey is pretty busy this week on the Bowery, as previously reported. The Boston-based artist was commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project to install a 30 x 40 foot mural on the south-facing exterior of 161 Bowery. Yesterday was his first day out stenciling after a night priming the brickwork. Thus far […]

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Shepard Fairey Begins Work on New 30 x 40 Foot Bowery Mural Today

Last modified August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Little Italy Street Art project went big and scored Shepard Fairey to create a new mural for the Lower East Side. Chosen site for the 30 x 40 foot piece is the facade of 161 Bowery, so it’ll be visible from blocks away. Work commences today and will continue through the end of the […]

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Scratchbox Interactive Art Project Happening This Weekend at First Street Green Art Park

Last modified August 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Nothing like a little collective storytelling to engage the community and throw a little more outdoor eye candy into the summer mix. Propelling off the first ever Lower East Side History month, and all of the cultural celebration that came with it, is a new interactive installation to check out. This weekend, the design studio […]

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That Tectonic Plate Artwork is Happening in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Right Now

Posted August 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Get ready. The tectonic plates are shifting into the basketball courts of Sara D. Roosevelt Park as we speak. Actually, it’s just that new street art project by Jarrod Beck called “Uplift.” Looks like materials for the ambitious artwork are now stacked atop the north stairs and awaiting assembly. Crime scene tape secures the perimeter. […]

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Matthew Silver in "Glamarus." Film still courtesy of Dylan Greenberg.

Mr. Lower East Side Co-stars in ‘Glamarus’ Screening at Videology

Posted August 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

Glamarus, an art film directed by Dylan Greenberg, is screening next week at Videology in Williamsburg. (Full disclosure: Greenberg is indeed related to this reporter. So sue me.) Shot largely on the Lower East Side, and co-starring Mr. Lower East Side himself, Matthew Silver, the film is a surreal series of vignettes about “a tall, […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool the Bowery with Fake Movie Poster

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:07 am

Fresh off a show at the Krause Gallery last month (“Emerging to Established”), street artist ME is back on the local beat with a comical new collaboration. He joined forces with the ubiquitous Clint Mario for an ad takeover campaign (remember Katsu?). We spotted this fake movie poster on the Bowery earlier this week, shoved […]

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Mexico City Artist’s ‘Las Bicicletas’ Sculptures Installed Near the Manhattan Bridge Approach

Posted August 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

There is a new art installation entertaining the mass of (motorist) humanity down near the Manhattan Bridge approach. Colorful bike sculptures now dot the Bowery median south of Canal Street, thanks to a joint venture between the Department of Transportation and NYC Parks. The exhibition – “Las Bicicletas” – is the handiwork of famed Mexico […]

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A Tribute to Graffiti Artist Jason Wulf (aka DG NWC)

Posted August 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

The graffiti community is still reeling from the tragic loss of Jason Wulf aka DG NWC (New Wave Crew) last month. The following tribute goes out to the world directly from his family. This very special group of people spoke to us on behalf of many who loved Jason. His mother, Linda Wulf: For 46 […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 14 Artwork on East 1st Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

Participants in cycle 14 of the Centre-fuge public art project spent the last five days decorating the mid-block construction trailer. Its corrugated siding now carries the colorful aerosol artwork of Adam Kidder, Alexander Prosser, J. David McKenney, Jeromy Velasco, Master Moody Mutz, Nether, and Raquel Echanique. Our two favorites this time around are the “turtle terrarium” and […]

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