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Os Gemeos x JR Collaboration Spotted on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Os Gemeos artwork really hasn’t been seen much in these parts since 2009, when twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo painted the OG Bowery graffiti wall. Before it was encased in a Pink Floyd-esque white-box wall (said mural is still preserved). The artists are in town this week as part of the LISA Project’s “LoMan […]

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Street Artist Maya Hayuk Sues Starbucks for Copyright Infringement Over its Frappuccino Cups

Last modified June 26, 2015 at 7:31 am

Street artist Maya Hayuk is again on the legal warpath to protect her copyrights. For the second time in a year, the Brooklyn muralist is seeking damanges for infringing use of her artwork. Indeed, Hayuk already sued Sara Bareilles (i.e. Sony/Epic) and Coach for infringement. Now, her gaze is trained toward Starbucks. Hayuk filed a […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery is Scrubbed Clean

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

The never-ending battle between commissioned street artists and the inevitable slew of taggers continues at the Bowery graffiti wall. We reported earlier this week that the “All American Temper Tot” mural painted by Ron English had received a few blemishes. Turns out the stunt (“Fuck TV, create art”) was created by MrStarCity, who was trying to make […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Was Finally Violated

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

It’s a rite of passage for all street artists who decorate the world famous Bowery graffiti wall. That of getting tagged to shit. Following this trend, the latest artwork – “All American Temper Tot” by Ron English – was finally vandalized earlier this week. There are a bunch of scrawls beneath the so-called tot, plus […]

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Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

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After a Year of Inactivity, Ron English is the Next Artist to Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

The mobile boom was rolled into place beside the freshly-constructed Bowery graffiti wall early yesterday morning. In covering this slab for years, this is the surest signal that a change of the guard is in the cards. Indeed, the next entrant is already at bat to paint a mural here. Acclaimed street artist Ron English has […]

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New and Improved Graffiti Wall Unveiled on the Bowery

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

There she is – the newly constructed Bowery Graffiti Wall, having shed its pesky plywood perimeter yesterday afternoon. A clean slate. Workers spent the last few months perfecting the high-profile, one-story canvas and installing the proper paneling. From our vantage point, it appears that replacement is a smidgen taller than its predecessor. And it looks […]

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Workers Are Assembling the New Bowery Graffiti Wall Encasement

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

The oft-photographed, paint-covered concrete slab at Bowery and East Houston – colloquially referred to as the “graffiti wall” – is going into hiding again. Os Gemeos’ mural from 2009 had been exposed for about a month earlier this fall, essentially as a reminder that art still existed here during construction activities next door. Workers have […]

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Goldman Properties Wooing Retail to Incomplete 2-Story Building at the ‘Four Corners of Downtown’

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:36 am

Leasing banners. A sight not seen at 76 East Houston in recent memory. But so it goes. The new two-story commercial structure at the northeast corner of Elizabeth Street is nowhere near completion. In fact, the Goldman Properties project site – formerly Billy’s Antiques – has been pretty quiet in recent weeks. Not too much […]

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Six Inches of Drama Exposed at the Former Billy’s Antiques on East Houston

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm

As of this week, we’re starting to see the first signs of real progress at 76 East Houston. The tiny corner lot – previously headquarters of Billy’s Antiques for over two decades – is soon to sprout a two-story commercial complex. But there is currently some ongoing drama to unpack. You may recall that the […]

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