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Amsterdam’s ‘GRIMM Gallery’ Debuts Next Week on the Bowery

Posted May 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

The mid-section of the Bowery, long a bastion for restaurant supply businesses, is awash in art galleries. The latter comes at the expense of the former. Between Delancey/Kenmare and East Houston Street there are nearly a dozen such showrooms, including dedicated buildings like Sperone Westwater and the New Museum. But it’s not all roses, as […]

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There is a New Beastie Boys Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

Hold it now, the Beastie Boys mural on Ludlow Street is updated. Danielle Mastrion, the street artist who painted the original artwork on the Wolfnights facade three years ago, was tapped for an encore this weekend. The predecessor was swiftly erased with blue paint and reborn. The small sidewalk party and mural painting was essentially a PR […]

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When the City Rat is the Star of the Art Show

Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

It’s time to pay homage to the city’s favorite indigenous wildlife, the street rat. Literally. Centre-Fuge and First Street Green Art Park are teaming up with Fordham University to host a “Street Art for Street Rats” event tomorrow. Yup. There will be live mural paintings by @dentonburrows, @marthalicia, @keydetail, @juliayubaba and @cramcept, inspired by the city’s prolific vermin. Information will […]

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New LISA Project Mural at Allen Street Hotel is a Plug for ‘Five Points Festival’

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

Where Tristan Easton’s ad-mural for Guess failed, another in this style is currently underway beside the Allen Street Hotel. The hoteliers reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art Project to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Rivington Street. The new artwork is actually a plug for the inaugural Five Points Festival, a […]

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Val Kilmer has an Art Show at the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street this Weekend

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

The Iceman himself will (probably) be on the Lower East Side this weekend. Indulging his off-screen passion, actor Val Kilmer on Saturday will star in a new art exhibit at the Woodward Gallery Windows space on Eldridge Street. The installation, dubbed “VALHOLLA,” is the New York City art scene debut for the onetime Batman. The project […]

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Allen Street Hotel Reactivates Partnership with LISA Project for New Mural Series

Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

For the Allen Street Hotel, the Tristan Eaton mural debacle is firmly in the rearview. Now, two years later, round 2 is upon us. Back in April 2015, the Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned a Guess-integrated mural for the facade of 77-79 Rivington Street. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in […]

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Artist Highlights Fallout Shelters Around Downtown to Survive Trump

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

An anonymous artist is out to prove that fallout shelters are necessary to survive a Trump presidency, not nuclear fallout. On Friday afternoon, these simple Trump stencils appeared above several fallout shelter signs around downtown. The vandal hoofed it from the Lower East Side and Alphabet City, to Little Italy, Tribeca, and the West Village. […]

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So Much for Mahfar’s ‘Donated’ Art Space on Delancey Street

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s the former donated art haven that wasn’t. Aside from early press hype and a few exterior murals, the former Chase bank branch on Delancey Street didn’t quite become the destination initially envisioned. So much for “The New Allen” ruling the roost. You’ll recall that landlord Samy Mahfar “donated” the multilevel space to nascent street […]

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Comedy Trio ‘Unitard’ Skewer it all at Joe’s Pub Through July 26

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

You know you are watching peak self awareness when three white people on stage pull no punches in skewering the unsavory parts of our culture. From skits about professional line habitants to resistance-isms that roast the liberal infighting plaguing action, Unitard is letting everyone have it. The collective pertinence of each aspect of their variety […]

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This Street Artist Creates Life Size ‘Steel Animals’

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two months ago, on the eleventh anniversary of the collapse of the Roumanian-American Synagogue, an open-mouthed seagull sculpture was affixed to the Rivington Street fence. It survived the winter and still hangs from chain-link. The art piece, composed of painted chicken wire, is the work of Brooklyn-based steel sculptor Strayones. The street artist creates life […]

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