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The LES ‘100 Gates Project’ Reaches its Centennial Goal with Katz’s Deli Mural

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

After two years of artwashing the Lower East Side, the 100 Gates Project reaches its namesake goal. And it’s only fitting the that 100th gate in the eponymous street art program appear on Katz’s Deli. Artist L’Amour Suprim was bestowed the honor, and spent yesterday decorating two of the restaurant’s shutters. Apparently there will be a party next […]

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With Ghost on Eldridge Gone, ‘Woodward Gallery’ to Open New Annex

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:10 am

Yesterday we reported that cocktail lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from it namesake street. It had a four-year run before the auctioneer came and sold all furnishings. Yet the space is already accounted for. Ghost was operated by the Woodward Gallery directly across the street, and now we learn that they’re not yet done with the […]

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Looking at Logan Hicks’ Final Product at the Bowery Graffiti Wall [PHOTOS]

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

Logan Hicks completed his masterpiece at the Bowery Graffiti Wall yesterday afternoon with the fifth and final layer of stenciling. No more drama with ill-equipped infrastructure and warped boards. Round 2 took five days to complete. Basically, one layer of stencil painting per day. As previously reported, “Story of My Life” captures a street scene […]

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Logan Hicks at the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Redux [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Logan Hicks is back at the Bowery Graffiti Wall this week for round 2. The stencil artist extraordinaire returned to the fold on Wednesday morning, diving headlong into recreating his multilayered mural, “Story of My Life.” As previously reported, the artwork explores the “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of […]

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There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event. That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Unveils Cycle 21 Murals on East 1st Street Trailer [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last weekend, in the blistering heat, Centre-fuge Public Art Project got the gang together for another round of artwork on East First Street. The decrepit mid-block trailer is now home to Cycle 21. Participants this time around include Julia Cocuzza, Mike Kuhn, Damien Miksza, and a collaboration with UR New York, Col Wallnuts, and Kwue Molly. The Department […]

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Fineline Tattoo, the Oldest Tattoo Shop in NYC, Celebrates 40 Years in Ink

Last modified August 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

Fineline Tattoo just reached the significant milestone of forty years in business. Quite the achievement in a city that hasn’t always welcomed tattooing. From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City because the City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked […]

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Artist Logan Hicks Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall Today to Finish What he Started

Posted August 15, 2016 at 5:16 am

For Logan Hicks, round two reportedly begins today. The acclaimed street artist returns to the Bowery graffiti wall to finish what he started. An epic stencil-based mural called “Story of My Life,” which illustrates a recent SoHo street scene. This high-profile reboot follows a few weeks after the art wall proved unfit to the task, […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Undergoes Major Overhaul; Logan Hicks to Restart Mural Next Week

Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Bowery graffiti wall was not only stripped of its artwork, but now, of its skin altogether. The perennial two-story canvas is undergoing a major overhaul at the moment. Workers peeled away the layers yesterday and are reconstructing the wall. As of this morning, there is a shiny new exterior in place. The rehab work […]

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Hanging at the ‘Training Days’ Graffiti Show [RECAP]

Posted August 3, 2016 at 5:17 am

Oh, what a night. A huge thank you to all who came out to show love and support at the Training Days show, a culmination of sorts for our ongoing Uncapped series. We had an amazing time, one that so many are still talking about, so we figured we’d share some pics on whatcha missed if you […]

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