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In Action in LES with YESONE and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

Last night was the second installment of the two-part discussion, “Street Art and the Lower East Side.” Sponsored by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, the miniseries explored the connections between the decades-old art form and its neighborhood muse. Noted artist YESONE was the subject of yesterday’s event, having spent hours in the brutal heat […]

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How Arlene’s Grocery is Changing its Tune to Embrace Street Art

Posted July 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

Arlene’s Grocery celebrates two decades on Stanton Street this year. Considered one of the first modern live music clubs in the neighborhood, the establishment came to prominence in 1995 when the former bodega and butcher shop at 95 Stanton were combined to create the venue. It’s an establishment known more for its stage and musical […]

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Uncapped: RISE and Shine with an LES Original

Last modified July 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Ladies and Gents, featured in this week’s Uncapped is our very own Lower East Sider, RISE. We begin with a bio from his email to your eyes… I first became aware of graffiti or subway train scribbling with vivid colors and big characters when I was kid (6 or 7 yrs old) growing up in NYC. […]

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‘Eye for Art’ Gallery Opens Where Cafe de Nora Failed on Canal Street

Posted July 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

You might say Canal Street now has an eye for art. Most literally. Where the half-baked Cafe de Nora failed, a new art gallery is already up and running. There was a moment where it seemed as though the dining spot would stay, but the writing was on the wall (i.e. extended hiatus without explanation). So, […]

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Tao Group’s 199 Bowery is Vandalized

Last modified July 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Here’s something for the Tao Group to chew on. Despite ongoing interior renovations, vandals last week struck the garage doors of 199 Bowery with some rather large bubble-letter tags. The white spray paint is still there as of this morning. PEAR and HOUND holding court. The latter also bombed the rolldown gate a few doors […]

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Sorry, I’m A Vandal: Tribute to Danny ‘PANE’ Rollins

Last modified July 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Yet again, another heartbreaking loss for the graffiti community. Our Uncapped series – showcasing heavy-hitting, influential graffiti artists from around the globe – will pause to pay homage to Danny “Pane” Rollins who passed away earlier this week. At 33-years-old, this was completely unexpected. Gut-wrenching for those who knew him. PANE, as part of this community, now has a legacy. […]

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Al Diaz and Yoav Litvin to Talk About LES Graffiti History and the Current Scene

Posted July 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

Decades after its introduction, the SAMO tag still intrigues and inspires. Commands respect. It’s so well known that there’s a dedicated Wikipedia page with more than two thousand words. Now its co-creator, Al Diaz, who conceived the idea with high school friend Jean-Michel Basquiat (and also went by “Bomb I”), will talk about the graf […]

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Uncapped: Tenk, tenk, BOOM! TENK DOS

Last modified July 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

An LES welcome to a CT from the 203 artist. TENK2/TANK2 joining us on Uncapped with his art and life. Actually, no, mostly just his art. This dude doesn’t wanna talk; he doesn’t wanna answer questions. He just wants you to get tenked. Yeah, said that. Lesss go! BOWERY BOOGIE: Welcome TENK TSB BLT BNA TMC […]

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ME x Clint at Krause Gallery Tonight for One Night Only

Posted July 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

You’re no doubt familiar with the street furniture hacks around downtown. Those cheeky, fake movie posters and various puns are attributed to ME, but featuring the face of Clint Mario. Now the successful collaboration of ME and Clint Mario is headed indoors to a more “sanctioned” environment. The Krause Gallery at 149 Orchard Street will […]

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Heading to Queens for “Respectfully Yours,” the Lady Pink Mural Exhibit

Posted July 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

We ventured out of our usual territory the other day, heading to Queens to check out an exhibit by Lady Pink, aka “The First Lady of Graffiti.” While on the 7 train, we were filled with memories of elaborately tagged subway cars and the New York City of the 70s and 80s. Currently on view […]

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