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Recap: Darren Aronofsky Talks About His Movies and Love for Chinatown at New Museum Event

Posted October 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

“There were two types of Brooklynites [growing up],” Darren Aronofsky noted. “People who stay in Brooklyn and people who wanna get to the ‘big city.’” Last night, the beloved Brooklyn-born director crossed that river and participated in a candid discussion with novelist Lynne Tillman at the New Museum. The intimate affair was actually the public […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural from 2009 Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Yesterday evening, the Bowery graffiti wall reverted to its circa 2009 state. Property owner Goldman Properties re-unveiled the Os Gemeos mural that has been obscured for the last five years. Scaffolding and blue tarps fell away to reveal that the color is still very much intact. The artwork of twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo will […]

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Streit’s Matzo Facade Becomes Art Haven with New Mural by Connor Harrington

Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

What do street artists Logan Hicks, Crash, and Conor Harrington have in common? Simple. Each boasts an eye-catching mural on a one-block stretch of Suffolk Street. And now having commissioned artwork by these luminaries on the Lower East Side (not to mention Shepard Fairey), the Little Italy Street Art Project continues the quest to curate […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Returns Next Week

Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

The Tony Goldman-owned graffiti wall on the Bowery will be re-revealed next week, despite the ongoing construction at the Billy’s Antiques project site. But with a twist. The original concrete slab, last painted by street artists Os Gemeos in 2009, will make a surprise return next week for a limited time. According to the Goldman […]

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Hanksy Unveils New ‘Surplus Candy’ Web Series [VIDEO]

Last modified September 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

No, we haven’t forgotten about Hanksy. The street artist continues to traipse around the country, pasting punny graffiti along the way. And now he has a new web series called “Surplus Candy” (like the illegal art show of same last winter) that documents the street art expeditions. Sponsored by Squarespace, it’s a six-episode endeavor that […]

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Christian Berst Art Brut Gallery is Opening at 95 Rivington Street

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

Vintage boutique Dear:Rivington operated in the ground floor of 95 Rivington Street for five years before departing the 1840-era townhouse back in June. Quite a tenure considering so many of its peers barely last two in the Hell Square environs. The business relocated to the gold coast of Great Jones Street to a store more […]

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First Two Volumes of Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ Now for Sale as Box Set

Posted September 19, 2014 at 6:08 am

For the music heads out there who don’t already know, you absolutely must check out Ed Piskor’s fantastic “Hip Hop Family Tree” comic series. The weekly cartoons – exclusively published on Boing Boing – illustrate the birth of the art form in an easily consumable manner. If you haven’t been following, no biggie. There is […]

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Tom Pnini Exhibit Explores Stereoscopic Photography at the Lesley Heller Workspace

Posted September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

Not all of the recent Fashion Week events on Orchard Street took place on runways. Lower East Side galleries had their moment, too. Among the noteworthy openings, Israeli video artist and NYC resident Tom Pnini kicked off his solo show at the Lesley Heller Workspace. A multi-channel video installation, titled “Ballade to the Double,” along […]

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When Those Feral Pigeons You See in the Park Are Actually Sculptures

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

As city denizens, we’re pretty much hard-wired to hate ferral pigeons. Perptually in the way, shitting on shoulders, and nesting in the AC units. A nuisance. Some might say they’re rats with wings and shouldn’t be encouraged (i.e. fed). But tell that to Brooklyn resident Tina Trachtenburg – also known as the “Mother Pigeon.” The […]

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Bradley Theodore Gives Burberry Skeletal Treatment with New Mural of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne

Posted September 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

Prolific street artist Bradley Theodore returned to Kenmare Street yesterday to impart another mural evoking unique representations of prominent fashion figures. We’ve seen plenty of that lately – Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Nick Wooster. So this one painted on the facade of Mott Hardware is rather timely, completed on the final day […]

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