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Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

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Ariel’s Tapas Lounge Debuting Tonight Inside the Pinalito City Space

Posted June 23, 2014 at 6:11 am

Ariel’s Tapas Lounge is a few hours from debut. Even though the Chico-branded plywood fell away earlier this month, it took the interim to finalize matters inside. Having replaced Pinalito City, the newcomer reportedly carries with it the same proprietor pedigree, though you probably won’t recognize the space. That down-home Latin restaurant feel of its […]

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Chico’s East Houston Ad Murals Shamelessly Erased

Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:10 am

Chico’s labor of painted love was defiled, and now he’s pissed.

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Chico Paints New Ramones Mural on Croxley Ales

Posted July 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

After creating an ad mural for soon-to-open Wafels & Dinges at Avenue B and East Houston, the beloved street artist went around the corner to Croxley Ales.

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Chico Paints Ad Mural for Wafels & Dinges

Posted June 24, 2013 at 6:35 am

Chico returned to his stomping grounds this weekend to paint a new mural advertisement at the corner of East Houston and Avenue B. The iconic street artist and his two-man crew spent the weekend creating a piece for newcomer Wafels & Dinges, the truck-to-store sweet spot that is opening around the corner at 209 East 2nd […]

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Chico Paints Pinalito City a Plywood Mural on East Houston

Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

It must be summer if new Chico artwork is popping up.

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Mourning Bob Arihood One Year Later

Posted October 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

One year ago today, a tight-knit group from the community gathered outside Ray’s Candy Store to mourn the loss of East Village photographer-activist Bob Arihood

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Kiss Mural Gone, Long Live the Kiss Mural

Last modified July 2, 2012 at 7:10 am

Chico was spotted at the corner yesterday afternoon, simultaneously overwriting and recreating another piece for the Queens-based band. So far, only Gene Simmons has been drawn.

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Recap: Howl Festival in Tompkins Square Park

Posted June 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

Armed with the trusty G12 and a delicious Ray’s egg cream, we strolled the wonderfully painted perimeter Saturday afternoon, and watched dozens of artists brand their work onto the blank canvases.

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Nike Commissions New Masaryk Towers Mural

Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

Chico’s artistic fingerprint at Masaryk Towers was seriously diminished last weekend. What little remained of his signpost mural on Columbia Street – “Living in Harmony” – was indelibly replaced with something less of the neighborhood.

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