Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Graffiti [2010]

Posted on: December 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm by

Today’s list looks at five memorable moments in local graffiti from 2010.  Note, sanctioned graffiti not included (e.g. Kenny Scharf).

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TrustoCorp Takes Over – For a brief period at the dawn of the new year, a rash of TrustoCorp signs plagued the neighborhood.  All were witty and welcome!

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Chico’s John Lennon Mural Whitewashed – It was a sad day when we noticed Lennon’s “Imagine” mural was categorically eliminated from the security shutters of 9 Avenue B.

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Dickchicken Ghostbusters – Dickchicken in and of itself is hilarious.  Couple that with Ghostbusters, and it’s a recipe for viral success! One such sticker was slapped on a dumpster outside 130 East Seventh Street.

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Anti-BP Wheatpaste – In the weeks following the BP shitshow, some pointed pasters appeared mere paces from the BP station on East Houston. The graffiti re-purposed the moniker for “Boycott Pollution.”

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Stay Home Go Local – Denizens of the hyper-gentrified upper Bowery gave us a piece of mind.  Painted to a fourth floor fire door at 342 Bowery was the cryptic slogan, “Stay Home Go Local.”

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