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Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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Cryptik Coats Facade of 324 Grand Street with New Mural

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The black coating of 324 Grand Street (east of Orchard) last week was not a final paint job, but rather the start of an art piece. The head-to-toe mural is the handiwork of street artist Cryptik, who has been sky high imparting his freestyle calligraphy to the masonry. In his own words, the Southern California-based […]

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Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Last modified September 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side. Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the […]

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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 50-Foot ‘STIK’ Figure Appears on Allen Street

Posted June 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

With the COST and Dain collaboration no longer in play at Allen and Delancey Streets, another revered street artist is at bat. UK-based STIK has been on the block since Tuesday to impart a token stick figure to the west-facing exterior of 55 Delancey. The mural was apparently commissioned by Fat Free Art Gallery (not The […]

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Overshadowed by Past Rape Comments, David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Defaced

Last modified June 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

It took less than a week for the latest mural at the Bowery wall to get completely vandalized. David Choe completed his colorful mishmash last Tuesday. Four days later, an epic tag was sprayed across the length of the artwork, courtesy of the Big Time Mafia graf crew. It’s certainly no surprise why… Choe is […]

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So Much for Mahfar’s ‘Donated’ Art Space on Delancey Street

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:34 pm

It’s the former donated art haven that wasn’t. Aside from early press hype and a few exterior murals, the former Chase bank branch on Delancey Street didn’t quite become the destination initially envisioned. So much for “The New Allen” ruling the roost. You’ll recall that landlord Samy Mahfar “donated” the multilevel space to nascent street […]

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5-Story Os Gemeos Mural Disappears Behind Rising Residential Construction

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

After a two-year reign, the Os Gemeos B-Boy mural on 2nd Avenue is disappearing into history. Covered up by the rising residential development on its backside. It’s the second mural by the Brazilian twin artists to be hidden by speculation. The other, of course, being their 2009 painting on the original graffiti wall slab at East Houston […]

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