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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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Camera Club of New York Relocating to Baxter Street; Hosting ‘Zine and Self-Published Book Fair’ This Weekend

Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:09 am

The Camera Club of New York has been around since 1884, founded as a collegial environment for photographers to nurture their craft. These days, the arts organization is headquartered in midtown, and provides 24-hour services to its members. But a change of venue is on the horizon. Sometime next month, the venerable institution will relocate […]

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The Rachel Uffner Gallery Controversially Closed Adjacent Community Garden for Private Party

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The Rachel Uffner Gallery on Suffolk Street celebrated its latest installation – Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s “No Aloha” – this past Sunday evening with a private party. Pretty standard. The only problem, however, is that the showroom roped off the adjacent 2,385 square-foot public garden for private use. Boogie reader Josh Cohen was concerned with this over-reaching […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang is Opening New Studio Just Off the Bowery

Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:25 am

Another contemporary tattoo artist – an A-list one, at that – is taking his place in the annals of Bowery ink history. Tattoo artist for the stars, Bang Bang, tells us that he just signed a new lease right off the Bowery. This news comes roughly five months after the departure from 26 Clinton Street. […]

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Three Graffiti Artists File Suit Against Roberto Cavalli for Using Their Mural in New Fashion Lines Without Permission

Posted September 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

It’s not just Maya Hayuk versus Sara Barailles and Coach. Three more street artists (one of whom is also a graffiti wall vet) just lined up to sue for copyright infringement. The defendant this time around – Roberto Cavalli. Jason Williams, Victor Chapa and Jeffrey Rubin — known as Revok, Reyes, and Steel, respectively – […]

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Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

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That Time Robin Williams Frequented Kim’s Video in 2001 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Two tragedies of August 2014 – Robin Williams and Kim’s Video. Last night, the last iteration of the once-dominant Kim’s Video & Music empire shuttered for good. The asking rent on the store – located at 124 First Avenue – was jacked to $16,500. With this imminent closure in mind, as well as the stunning […]

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Muralist Maya Hayuk Sues Sara Bareilles and Coach for Copyright Infringement

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

Pretty much everyone snaps photos of the Bowery graffiti wall. That’s a given. Not just newlyweds or OMG girls, either. Even multi platinum pop stars and fashion brands, who then exploit the imagery for commercial gain and get sued as a result. Yes, Sara Bareilles (and her label Sony/Epic) and Coach are the offending parties, […]

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