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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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Hanksy Gets All NWA with ‘Eazy-E Bola’

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Street artist Hanksy is tapping right into global fear of an Ebola outbreak. His latest piece is self-proclaimed, “straight outta Congo.” The sticker sized placement is in eastern Chinatown and features the one and only Eazy-E Bola and his virus strain neck. Meanwhile, Hanksy continues to explore street art around the country with his new “Surplus […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool Delancey Street with Fake Mentos Advert

Posted October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Ubiquitous street artists ME and Clint Mario are back on the pavement with another comically-driven collaborative push. Remember that phonebooth hack on the Bowery back in August? Well, another series is now out there for public consumption. This faux advertisement for Mentos was slipped into the phonebooth outside the DL on Delancey just a few […]

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Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery is Back Behind the Plywood

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

So much for the Os Gemeos mural remaining in public view on the Bowery. Contractors erected another perimeter fence on Monday as construction continues on the adjacent plot. The mural from 2009 had been re-unveiled in mid-September for a “limited time only.” Likely as a reminder that the graffiti wall was still relevant. That timeframe […]

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Daniel Root’s Then-and-Now Photo Project Expands to the Lower East Side

Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

Photographer Daniel Root chronicled the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he takes his archival work to the streets for a comparison to their current state. As part of the history project (and website), Root frames 30-year-old photos and posts at current sites, then “rephotographs the whole thing.” What began as an […]

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Knishes were served after the screening. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Learn Ta Tawk: Dissecting a Film About the Disappearing New York Accent

Posted October 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Hey youse, I’m TAWKIN’ here, ya might learn a little sumptin’! That could be the opening line of If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent, a new film by Heather Quinlan which screened at City Lore last week. The charming and very funny film features interviews with various New Yorkers, including […]

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Iconic Street Artist COST Was Arrested Yesterday After Pasting in Meatpacking District

Posted October 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

COST is one of the most prolific street vandals in the game, having returned to form after a lengthy hiatus. Since his comeback in 2010, the 45-year-old Queens native (Adam Cole) puts up a dizzying number of bills each week, usually of the “Adam COST” or “COST ENX” variety. Now the party is over. The 45-year-old […]

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That Pile of Rubbish in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is an Art Exhibit

Posted October 9, 2014 at 6:03 am

To many it’s simply a pile of rotting rubbish; to others that pile of mats in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is an art installation by Jarrod Beck. “Uplift” is a faux geological deposit composed of recycled roofing shingles and salvaged wood. The exhibit is meant to resemble tectonic plates, but with the express function of […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 15 Artwork; Art Extended Through 2015

Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

The paint is now dry on the fifteenth cycle of the Centre-fuge Art Project. Artists in the current round of programming – Basil, Dasic, Martalicia Matarrita, Miss Zukie, Mr. Prvrt, Object, and Sest2 – spent the last few days decorating the mid-block trailer on East First Street. In other Centre-fuge news, the grassroots organization scored a second project extension. You can now enjoy […]

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Jerkface Paints Richie Rich Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

While the Goldman graffiti wall parties like its 2009, the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone has some new color. The upscale boutique tapped the services of street artist Jerkface (and Green Villain), who specializes in pop-culture paintwork. He’s also quite active in the neighborhood these days, having painted a Homer Simpson piece on […]

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