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Bowery Graffiti Wall Enclosure Removed; 2009 Os Gemeos Mural Visible

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

For the last few days, construction workers have dismantled the two-story paneled enclosure surrounding the Bowery graffiti wall. Now the original concrete slab – made famous by Keith Haring in summer 1982 – is publicly visible for the first time in five years. The Os Gemeos mural was the last commissioned piece before the art-vertecture […]

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The Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Torn Apart Right Now

Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

As construction progresses at 76 East Houston, the adjacent graffiti wall suffers. That two-story paneled enclosure of the original concrete slab is currently being stripped of its artwork (that of Cope2). You can easily view the damage from behind the sidewalk bridge or via the gratuitous blogger portals. Shattered pieces of the mural now litter the […]

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Rendering Reveals Glimpse of 2-Story Building to Rise at Billy’s Antiques Lot

Posted July 2, 2014 at 6:05 am

With the new plywood enclosure at the Bowery graffiti wall comes a rendering of the two-story building we can expect on the adjacent lot. As previously reported, a full city block of scaffolding and fencing appeared on East Houston over the weekend. The replacement real estate itself was responsible, at least partially, for the demise […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Now Obstructed by Scaffolding from Construction of 2-Story Building

Posted June 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

COPE2 just received the ultimate diss at the Bowery graffiti wall, and it’s not even art world related. In fact, a new sidewalk bridge and plywood shed related to the construction site next door now blocks three-quarters of the high-profile canvas. And probably will until the new two-story building is complete. The estate of Tony […]

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Olek Adds Her Commentary to the Cope2 Scandal at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

Longtime graffiti writer Cope2 made headlines last week after painting the Bowery graffiti wall. But mostly for the wrong reasons. The South Bronx native was lambasted by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore for his homophobic rants while attacking detractors. For his part, Cope2 insists that he’s got nothin’ but love for his gay friends, though admitted […]

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COPE2 Is the Next Artist Painting the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s here again – the quarterly changing of the guard at the Bowery graffiti wall. The telltale sign of torch-passage, a mechanized lift, arrived at the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston last Thursday ahead of the newest paint job. Perfectly timed, too, as Maya Hayuk’s patterned plaid recently became targeted by a string […]

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See the Neighborhood Change with Google Street View ‘Time Machine’ Functionality

Posted April 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

This is sorta cool. Google Street View, which debuted back in 2007, will soon let users essentially travel back in time. Whereas the map software was previously a static panorama of city streets, certain locations are now animated for time lapse purposes. Whenever you see that little clock symbol in the top left portion of […]

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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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