CLAW Money Paws Mural Outside CULTUREfix on Clinton

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 at 6:04 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Honestly, we still miss the gnomes of upper Clinton Street, now buried beneath new layers of paint. Their presence was erased and replaced last month with the monster-tinged work of Bortusk Leer. His mural was street promo for a gallery show next door at CULTUREfix. As of last week, though, there’s a new piece to boast.

The brush was passed to CLAW Money (aka Claudia Gold) ahead of the Bust Magazine 20th anniversary show at 9 Clinton Street. The legendary 1980s street artist and fashion designer marked the mid-block brickwork with a series of her trademark colorful paws.

Proprietor Cole Schaffer tells us that CULTUREfix is now the official curator of the adjoining wall, and will commission artwork for the forseeable future. Apparently it was part of a swap deal with the Puerto Rican Day Care Center at 180 Suffolk, which owns the masonry. In exchange, the bar-gallery is finding a suitable artist to decorate the front of the school. That collaboration is coming soon.

As for CLAW Money, she’s everywhere these days, from the East Village Centre-fuge project to Lord & Taylor.

Recent Stories

A Scene, Unseen: LES Music Venues, Musicians Stay Visible Despite Closures

By the time this article is published, 11 weeks of self-isolation will have passed. It’s been 11 weeks since many of us have gone to work, since grocery stores have felt safe, and since handshakes have felt friendly. And those are only the most banal, everyday changes. When it comes to the moments we share […]

Lower East Side Businesses Boarded up their Storefronts Amidst Citywide Looting

When the pandemic hit, it was mainly the luxury stores in SoHo that began boarding up the windows for fear of looting. It’s now a reality in the atmosphere following the controversial death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis police custody. For days, looters took to the streets, oftentimes piggybacking off […]

Chinatown Mom-and-Pops Hit by Vandals and Looting [PHOTOS]

The rioting and violence has clouded (and overwhelmed) the national protest movement formed in response to the controversial death of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops last month. It’s what dominates the narrative now. And no neighborhood is immune. Chinatown was also hard hit by looters this week. Mom-and-pop shops Buy Rite Pharmacy (215 Grand Street) […]

Protest Violence: LES Small Businesses Vandalized

A fifth night of protests spilled onto lower Orchard Street yesterday, as several businesses were vandalized. The Roasting Plant coffee shop, R&D (formerly Brigitte) on Canal street, and the Alexander Olch boutique, were all hit. Shattered windows and looting. It’s unclear what was taken from each store. With regard to Olch’s store, vandals tagged it […]

Scenes from the Looted Streets of Downtown [PHOTOS]

A weekend of violent protests and looting – fueled by the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis cops – left downtown Manhattan charred and shattered. Businesses in SoHo up to Union Square were some of the hardest hit. Boogie contributor Eddie Panta was eyewitness to the smash-and-grab bedlam. Part I: The Nike Store […]