Graffiti Drama at Rag & Bone Wall

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 at 11:20 am by
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Thanks to Rag & Bone, a graffiti beef on the Lower East Side is made quasi-public. Young & Sick decorated the Elizabeth Street facade of the store back in February with a bevy of reddish symbols. The artwork didn’t last long unscathed, and was vandalized just days later by street writer BAST (and then again by RAE).

Young & Sick responded in kind, but instead chose the online forum. One Boogie regular points us to the following illustration posted to their Tumblr page:

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However, as our tipster notes, Young & Sick is really having the last laugh. An article in Forbes a couple weeks ago reveals that the fashion-music-art collective turned down six-figure mainstream record deals in favor of releasing new music on the “underweb,” that collection of websites/communities lurking beneath the curated experience of top-level internet.

Staying in the shadows of the online world allows us to maintain the life we want to, without crafting a life narrative to what will get the most re-tweets from people we don’t know. So when it was finally time to share a piece of our soul, the place to do so was with people who also like reserving a bit of their anonymity.

The actual beef behind all this is unknown. Not that any of this actually matters, though, as the wall has been green-washed…

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