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New 50-Foot ‘STIK’ Figure Appears on Allen Street

Posted June 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

With the COST and Dain collaboration no longer in play at Allen and Delancey Streets, another revered street artist is at bat. UK-based STIK has been on the block since Tuesday to impart a token stick figure to the west-facing exterior of 55 Delancey. The mural was apparently commissioned by Fat Free Art Gallery (not The […]

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Protesting Rape Culture at the Bowery Mural Wall Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:08 am

Father’s Day yesterday, during the late evening hours, more than a dozen activists sidled up to the recently whitewashed Bowery mural wall to protest previous artist, David Choe. Protestors organized to make a visual statement condemning Goldman Properties (property owner and curator) for alleged endorsement of “predatory rape culture by commissioning the work of a popular artist […]

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David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Painted Over

Last modified June 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

The controversial David Choe mural at the Bowery wall was painted over within the last 24 hours. It comes as Goldman Properties began facing mounting pressure from the community over commissioning artwork by a man who bragged about an alleged sexual assault in 2014. The Goldman firm has yet to comment on the selection, and, to […]

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Goldman Properties Still Mum over David Choe Controversy at Bowery Wall

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

A graffiti cleanup detail was dispatched to the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday morning to dispense with the anti-Choe vandalism. Several scrawls of “rapist” covered the new mural, all of which were quickly buffed. The enormous “BTM” spray-tag (Big Time Mafia graf crew), however, remains on view, as attempts to erase ultimately proved […]

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Overshadowed by Past Rape Comments, David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Defaced

Last modified June 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

It took less than a week for the latest mural at the Bowery wall to get completely vandalized. David Choe completed his colorful mishmash last Tuesday. Four days later, an epic tag was sprayed across the length of the artwork, courtesy of the Big Time Mafia graf crew. It’s certainly no surprise why… Choe is […]

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Chatham Square Library Nominated for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Posted June 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

  The “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” just announced its ten finalists (across the five boroughs) for this year’s “Oscars of the Libraries,” and one Lower East Side library happened to make the cut. The Chatham Square Library is officially in the running for receiving some extra funds to invest into additional programming and services for the Chinatown community at […]

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Why Are Female Street Artists Under-Represented at the Bowery Houston Wall? [OP-ED]

Last modified June 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

The following opinion piece was written by street artist activist Ann Lewis. Since 2008, Goldman Properties has curated, funded, and promoted nearly 20 murals on the Bowery Houston Wall to honor the memory of Keith Haring, who first painted the original concrete slab in 1984. In that time, 21 artists have been honored with this incredible […]

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The John Waters ‘Lost Merchandise’ You Always Wanted is at La MaMa Galleria [RECAP]

Posted May 31, 2017 at 9:23 am

Do you remember playing with your Female Trouble Christmas Morning playset, or pining after a set of Pink Flamingos sheets, when you were a kid? Or begging your folks to buy you some Divine breakfast cereal? We do. Maybe. And if you don’t, here’s your chance to rewrite the personal history you always wished you […]

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‘Facebook Muralist’ David Choe Begins Work at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

Millionaire muralist David Choe is two days into work on the latest art to grace the Bowery Graffiti Wall. He began over the holiday weekend, and will continue through the end of the week. This scribbly mess is the progress thus far. As usual, the corner was crowded much of yesterday afternoon with gawkers, photographers […]

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‘Facebook Muralist’ David Choe is up Next at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:08 am

A muralist who made a mint through his series of murals at the Facebook HQ in the early 2000s was picked to succeed the five-month reign of PichiAvo at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. Goldman Properties, owner of the four-story canvas (and the land on which it sits), announced yesterday that Korean-American artist David Choe will […]

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