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In Move from Midtown, ‘Ierimonti Gallery’ Readies 55 Delancey Showroom

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

After Brennan & Griffin Gallery relocated to Norfolk Street last year, its former headquarters on Delancey Street remained vacant. The only action during its year-long dormancy was when Petee’s Pie used the space for its busy Thanksgiving rush last November. But now, more of the same is on the way. An art gallery from midtown […]

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Mosaic Man Revamps NYPD Tribute Pole in Astor Place

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:17 am

Jim “Mosaic Man” Power just revamped his NYPD tribute pole in Astor Place (aka “in the line of duty”). The legendary local artist has been raising funds for months to help complete the final pieces of his “Mosaic Trail” restoration project. We happened upon the Mosaic Man last Friday as he glued an assortment of shards […]

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This Street Artist is Paying Tribute to the Art Lost on 9/11 [PHOTOS]

Posted September 11, 2017 at 9:33 am

A prolific street artist who wishes to remain anonymous spent this morning paying tribute to the losses sustained in the terrorist attacks on 9/11 sixteen years ago. Of both life and culture. The activist placed pieces around the World Trade Center area that memorialize the artworks lost on that day. The person behind the placements tells […]

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Ai Weiwei to Install Several ‘Fences’ Around the LES this Fall as Part of Citywide Project

Posted August 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

Provacative Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei will impart his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project on October 12. The new exhibition calls for more than three hundred fence installations across the Five Boroughs. To ensure the deadline is met, and that the event remains publicly funded, the Public Art Fund curator took to Kickstarter […]

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Shepard Fairey Stencils Debbie Harry Mural Across from Long-Gone CBGB

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:05 am

As first reported here yesterday, artist Shepard Fairey took to Bleecker Street yesterday to impart a new punk rock mural. The two-year-old Joey Ramone treatment – what some have called a subtle advertisement for Overthrow Boxing Gym – had been erased the day before in preparation for the next in line. The piece is a […]

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Shepard Fairey will Replace Joey Ramone with a Debbie Harry Mural on Bleecker Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the two-year-old Joey Ramone mural was whitewashed from the Bleecker Street facade of Saxon + Parole. Two dudes were spotted erasing the artwork with a bucket of beige paint. But it apparently won’t stay blank for long. Word on the street is that Shepard Fairey is on deck to paint the replacement over […]

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Chris Burden’s ‘Ghost Ship’ Removed from the New Museum After 4 Years

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New Museum is in expansion mode. In due course, the forty-year-old institution will expand its capabilities and facilities next door to 233 Bowery. Okay, fine. But what of the appendage protruding from its boxy facade? The life-sized nautical ornament was pried from its four-story perch at the end of July. It was four years […]

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OG Graffiti Writer RD 357, a City Employee, is Busted

Last modified August 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Graffiti writer RD 357, identified as an employee of New York City, was busted by authorities last week after tagging his name more than 80 times on the Upper East Side over the last couple years. The 49-year-old writer works for the Department of Health, but apparently moonlights as RD 357. Upon his arrest last […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Kicks off 23rd Cycle on East 1st Street Trailer

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:02 am

It’s been nearly five months, and now the Centre-fuge Public Art Project returns with another round of artwork. Painting commenced this weekend, thus kicking off Cycle 23 at the decrepit East First Street trailer. Current class of creatives includes Evan Paul English, Gongkan, Lexi Bella, Cekis, and Ces. The Cycle 23 art installation also includes […]

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‘Olsen Gruin Gallery’ Moves East to 30 Orchard Street

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

Until this month, the commercial condo unit at 30 Orchard Street had been vacant for nearly two years. Warehoused while waiting for the highest bidder. That seems to have happened, as the space now boasts a new showroom. The Olsen Gruin Gallery, a transplant from Elizabeth Street. “Sharing Country,” curated by Adam Knight, is the […]

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