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.
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.”
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.
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?
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?
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.
Last modified June 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm
The assault continues. No building is too high, no canvas too small for street writer Jim Joe. Whether it’s the chicken-scratch cursive or more distinct print style, his stamp on downtown is quite ubiquitous.
Posted May 3, 2010 at 6:25 am
The last billboard banner to span the side of 294 Bowery was for The Dark Knight. After its removal back in July 2008, the highly visible facade became dormant, ever so often attracting an errant tag. However, now that Shepard Fairey is heavily involved at the graffiti wall with his illegally-built target mural, the corner […]