294 Bowery

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With ‘Walltime,’ Bowery and East Houston Becomes User-Generated TV Screen

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]

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PIXOTE Bombs the White Space Above the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted December 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

The never-ending white space above the world famous Bowery graffiti wall usually remains untouched. It’s a space often utilized by Madison Avenue to sear neighborhood eyeballs with useless product, and generally out of reach for vandals. Some taggers have done it before (i.e. Shitfuck), but seasoned graffiti writer PIXOTE marked the spot with way more […]

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FAILE Totem at Bowery Graffiti Wall Removed

Posted January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

While the epic FAILE collage on the Bowery graffiti wall sits relatively pristine and bereft of random tags, the accompanying totem recently met a different fate.

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Chef Restaurant Supply on Bowery Scrubs Facade Logo

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

Small bits of personality are slowly being erased from the neighborhood landscape. That’s definitely no secret.

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Barry McGee’s Wall of Tags is Tagged

Posted September 3, 2010 at 6:25 am

Four days – amount of time that elapsed before Barry McGee’s wall of red tags at Bowery and East Houston was itself tagged.  Yet the writing is pretty hard to decipher, as most of it is written in ballpoint pen. The graffito reads, “NY Kiss Cats Only.”

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Barry McGee Tags Removed from Graffiti Wall

Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:34 am

The new Barry McGee mural wasn’t even alive for fifteen hours before being modified last night. Guess the owners of 294 Bowery weren’t too happy with his coloring outside the lines, as it were.

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More Love for Keith Haring at Graffiti Wall

Last modified August 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

The recent scribbled street petition to bring back Keith Haring at the graffiti wall is gaining steam.  As of last night, all five signature spots are filled and there is now a new Haring-inspired paster in place. Will you sign the petition, too?

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Shepard Fairey Plaque Removed from Graffiti Wall

Posted July 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

It’s been a couple weeks since we last checked in with the Shepard Fairey mural at the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. In that time, its been kicked into submission, repaired, damaged, repaired again, defamed, painted black, and most recently, tagged by Ms. Squeegee. What a summer for the graffiti wall, eh?

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Base of Shepard Fairey Mural Mangled

Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:27 am

Time for another weekly progress report on the graffiti wall.  Nearly two months to the day after Shepard Fairey unveiled his mural at the corner of Bowery and East Houston, its base is completely mangled.

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Jim Joe White Out

Posted May 27, 2010 at 6:26 am

Last week, a pair of Jim Joe tags appeared on the blank building facade above the infamous graffiti wall at Bowery and East Houston.  This week, the tags are gone.  White out on a grand scale.

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