Little Italy Street Art Project

Shepard Fairey Stencils Debbie Harry Mural Across from Long-Gone CBGB

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:05 am

As first reported here yesterday, artist Shepard Fairey took to Bleecker Street yesterday to impart a new punk rock mural. The two-year-old Joey Ramone treatment – what some have called a subtle advertisement for Overthrow Boxing Gym – had been erased the day before in preparation for the next in line. The piece is a […]

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Shepard Fairey will Replace Joey Ramone with a Debbie Harry Mural on Bleecker Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the two-year-old Joey Ramone mural was whitewashed from the Bleecker Street facade of Saxon + Parole. Two dudes were spotted erasing the artwork with a bucket of beige paint. But it apparently won’t stay blank for long. Word on the street is that Shepard Fairey is on deck to paint the replacement over […]

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New LISA Project Mural at Allen Street Hotel is a Plug for ‘Five Points Festival’

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

Where Tristan Easton’s ad-mural for Guess failed, another in this style is currently underway beside the Allen Street Hotel. The hoteliers reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art Project to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Rivington Street. The new artwork is actually a plug for the inaugural Five Points Festival, a […]

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Allen Street Hotel Reactivates Partnership with LISA Project for New Mural Series

Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

For the Allen Street Hotel, the Tristan Eaton mural debacle is firmly in the rearview. Now, two years later, round 2 is upon us. Back in April 2015, the Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned a Guess-integrated mural for the facade of 77-79 Rivington Street. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in […]

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Shepard Fairey ‘Rises Above’ with Completed 1st Avenue Mural

Posted October 4, 2016 at 5:11 am

Shepard Fairey just completed his latest mural on 1st Avenue in the East Village. It took longer than expected thanks to excessive rain the last several days, which complicated paintwork. The Little Italy Street Art Project sponsored the Shepard Fairey mural. “Rise Above,” it says. Like the Black Flag song. The piece includes the likeness […]

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Shepard Fairey is Painting a New Mural on 1st Avenue

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:05 am

For the second time in as many years, the Little Italy Street Art Project collective has convinced Shepard Fairey to add color to the Lower East Side. This time, it’s not on the Bowery, but further north. The legendary street artist chose an exposed tenement wall at 1st Avenue and East 11th Street to impart a […]

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Street Artist FAUST Gets Big Ups with Bowery Tag

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

The real estate firm that brought Shepard Fairey to the heights of Bowery in 2014 (“The future is ours”) is going big again. Caspi Development just commissioned street artist FAUST to add a touch of cursive to another of its properties. Just a block to the south. Last Friday, in his signature script, FAUST scrawled the […]

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DOT Returns Cleaned-Up ‘David Bowery’ Street Sign to the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2016 at 5:17 am

It was a two-week turnaround, but the Department of Transportation finally returned the Bowery sign to its rightful place above the intersection of East Houston. Wiped clean and ready to roll. The city agency had removed the street sign earlier this month to wipe away the David Bowie tribute sprayed onto the western exposure during […]

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Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react… Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was […]

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Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB

Last modified September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones. Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival. The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus […]

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