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Bowery Graffiti Wall Whitewashed for Logan Hicks Artwork Next Week

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Bowery Graffiti Wall is primed for its next act. Out came the whitewashers this week, painting over the remains of Futura’s ten-month-old mural. The one-story enclosure – the original concrete slab still sits intact with Os Gemeos art – is now a blank canvas for stencil artist Logan Hicks. There is also a portable […]

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A Tribute Mural of Keith Haring was Just Painted on Kenmare Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Keith Haring’s likeness is now emblazoned on a Little Italy corner. L’asso Pizza, long a champion of street art on its corner walls, hired several artists last week to redecorate the premises. On the Kenmare Street facade, it’s Mr. Haring in black and white, accompanied by his trademark “radiant” characters, that receive the mural treatment. […]

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Logan Hicks Will Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall Next Week

Last modified July 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

It’s that time of year. The periodic changing of the guard at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. Almost a full year after imparted Futura unveiled his textured mural (that was September 2015), “stencil artist” Logan Hicks is on deck. Goldman Properties, the real estate company that owns the concrete slab (and land beneath), announced that painting […]

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Overnight Patrol Polices 190 Bowery During its Full Graffiti Cleanse

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

This guy is gonna deter vandals from tagging up the facade of 190 Bowery. Team Aby Rosen tapped a lone security guard to work the graveyard shift in an effort to ensure that no one vandalizes the building while it gets a power wash. He sits in an office chair during the watch. Good thing […]

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The Denny Gallery Opens Summertime Pop-up at Rehabbed 150 East Broadway

Posted July 15, 2016 at 9:19 am

The green is gone. And with it, tendencies to upscale a Chinatown property. You’ll recall that Michael Edelman and Parag Sawhney of real estate investment firm Penn South Capital purchased 150 East Broadway back in February for $4.45 million. They wasted no time overwriting the green facade with a darker hue, and installing its first retail […]

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Ski Jump. Park City, Utah, USA, February 2002. Photo: ©David Burnett.

See David Burnett’s ‘Man Without Gravity’ Exhibit at Anastasia Photo

Posted July 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Forget for a moment about the scandal-ridden upcoming Rio Olympics. Back at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a lot of attendees and especially the press noticed a man who was running around lugging an odd camera. A very large odd camera. This was no ordinary man, and no ordinary camera. David Burnett, legendary photographer […]

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Queen of No Wave Lydia Lunch Performs New ‘Underground Salon’ at the Roxy Hotel

Last modified July 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm

It is almost impossible to determine what the coolest part about Lydia Lunch is – that she is a multi-talented musician/writer/poet, that she has been coined one of the ten most influential performers to come out of New York to date, or that she is famously Queen of the avant-garde No Wave music and art […]

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London’s ‘Seventeen Gallery’ to Open Stateside Showroom on the Bowery

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

Call it the ICP effect. Galleries are flocking to the Bowery in droves in what could be considered the second wave (the New Museum being the first) jumpstarted by the International Center of Photography. The latest being a super high-end showroom hailing from London called the Seventeen Gallery. Word on the street is Seventeen will […]

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Taking Stock of Wallplay’s Graffiti Goodbye on Delancey Ahead of 12-Story Condo Conversion [PHOTOS]

Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Graffiti is now inextricably linked to the gentrification life cycle. Art is the soft cool factor now used by the upper crust to sell the grit and grandeur of a so-called up-and-coming neighborhood. And it’s now en vogue, apparently, to decorate buildings on the docket for demolition. Case in point, what’s happening at 118 Orchard […]

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The Wholesale Whitewashing of 190 Bowery Continues this Week

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is now one week into its big hose-down. Current owner Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) began the graffiti removal around this time last week, and brought out the big guns for the task. Not just those eraser panels, but a cherry picker for the pesky hard-to-reach tags five stories […]

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