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Revisiting the 2-Story Building that Will Rise at the Old Billy’s Antiques

Posted April 4, 2014 at 5:52 am

Walking by the lot previously known as Billy’s Antiques yesterday, we spotted a crew of architects assessing the area. Blueprints and other documents in hand. This prompted us to revisit the story and further check into what’s happening here. After all, Banksy’s grim reaper carnival stunt was the only action this site has seen since […]

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Street Writer RETNA Returns to Tag the Bowery

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:02 am

Street writer RETNA recently returned to the Lower East Side after a notable two-year absence. His last paintwork in the neighborhood was at the Bowery graffiti wall in March 2012. Over the weekend, however, the LA-based artist was busy decorating the Rivington Street wall directly outside On Stellar Rays (near the Bowery). His token Hieroglyphics […]

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Screwtape Pays Tribute to Street Artist ‘Army of One’ on the Bowery

Posted March 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

Street artist, activist, and firefighter Jef Campion (aka Army of One) committed suicide in January in his Yonkers home, as previously reported. He was 52. There hasn’t been much in the way of tributes on the street the last couple months, though. At least not on the Lower East Side. That changed last weekend. Street decorator […]

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Tagger Makes Quick Work of Maya Hayuk’s New Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Last modified February 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

It took a grand total of two days for someone to violate the latest artwork at the Bowery graffiti wall. Maya Hayuk had just completed her colorful, zig-zaggy mural earlier this week. By yesterday, however, the piece was already a victim of vandals. Indeed, an enterprising tagger sprayed the left side in black bubble-lettering. The […]

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Maya Hayuk is the Latest Artist to Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Last modified February 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

It’s that time of the year again. The boom apparatus arrived Friday morning, signaling the quarterly change of the guard at the Bowery graffiti wall. And sure as shit, the new paint job began yesterday. A series of criss-crossed paint strokes cover the two-story surface. The latest commissioned artist working here is Maya Hayuk. Maintaining […]

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Enormous PIXOTE Tag Above the Bowery Graffiti Wall Whitewashed

Posted December 31, 2013 at 6:05 am

To be honest, the epic PIXOTE tag lasted way longer than we initially thought. The Brazilian-born graffiti writer had painted his trademark tag on the white space above the Bowery graffiti wall last week. Yesterday afternoon was the final day of his reign. Even though the marking was whitewashed, it remains visible beneath that coat […]

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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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Progress at Swoon’s Hurricane Sandy Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

Now in its fourth day, Swoon’s takeover of the Bowery graffiti wall is still a few furlongs from finish. Or so it appears. The proverbial torch was passed to the street artist on Monday after the conclusion of the three-month tenure of Revok and Pose. Swoon’s mural is rather timely, channeling themes of Hurricane Sandy […]

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Swoon Begins Mural Makeover at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

By dusk yesterday, the colorful Revok and Pose mural mashup at the Bowery graffiti wall was deposed. Whitewashed and painted blue-green to make way for the next artist to receive three months of fame. And lest we forget the one tagger who already defaced it. As we first reported yesterday, that replacement is street artist […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Changing of the Guard; Swoon Next Up

Posted October 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

It’s a familiar sight outside the Bowery graffiti wall. An assembly of booms waiting for the order to whitewash what Revok and Pose put here back in July. It’ll be sad to see their piece painted into obscurity. Meanwhile, we’ve confirmed that the next artist to grace the world famous wall is Swoon. The job […]

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