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Chris Burden’s ‘Ghost Ship’ Removed from the New Museum After 4 Years

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New Museum is in expansion mode. In due course, the forty-year-old institution will expand its capabilities and facilities next door to 233 Bowery. Okay, fine. But what of the appendage protruding from its boxy facade? The life-sized nautical ornament was pried from its four-story perch at the end of July. It was four years […]

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OG Graffiti Writer RD 357, a City Employee, is Busted

Last modified August 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Graffiti writer RD 357, identified as an employee of New York City, was busted by authorities last week after tagging his name more than 80 times on the Upper East Side over the last couple years. The 49-year-old writer works for the Department of Health, but apparently moonlights as RD 357. Upon his arrest last […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Kicks off 23rd Cycle on East 1st Street Trailer

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:02 am

It’s been nearly five months, and now the Centre-fuge Public Art Project returns with another round of artwork. Painting commenced this weekend, thus kicking off Cycle 23 at the decrepit East First Street trailer. Current class of creatives includes Evan Paul English, Gongkan, Lexi Bella, Cekis, and Ces. The Cycle 23 art installation also includes […]

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‘Olsen Gruin Gallery’ Moves East to 30 Orchard Street

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

Until this month, the commercial condo unit at 30 Orchard Street had been vacant for nearly two years. Warehoused while waiting for the highest bidder. That seems to have happened, as the space now boasts a new showroom. The Olsen Gruin Gallery, a transplant from Elizabeth Street. “Sharing Country,” curated by Adam Knight, is the […]

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STIK’s 7-Story ‘Migrant Mural’ on Allen Street Raised $12,500 for the Tenement Museum

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Street artist STIK’s latest mural has been on view for a month at the southeast corner of Delancey and Allen Streets. The 7-story piece was painted in conjunction with the Fat Free Art gallery and the Tenement Museum. Proceeds from the exhibition in the Allen Street showroom – totaling $12,500 – go toward the museum’s […]

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Tour the Historic Bialystoker Synagogue Tonight

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

Tonight, the historic Bialystoker Synagogue is once again hosting a special tour of its house of worship. Originally built in 1826 as a Methodist Church, the synagogue is also believed to have been one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Hosted by the non-profit Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, “Bialystoker The Beautiful” will illuminate area history and other such […]

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A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight

Posted July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the […]

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This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction. In the meantime, fans visiting the new weeklong exhibit at 149 Orchard can enjoy 29 paintings […]

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‘Mega-Galleries’ Spell the End for Smaller Area Showrooms

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:04 am

Small galleries on the Lower East Side are closing left and right. For the last decade, headlines ad nauseum described an influx of smalltime galleries defecting from Chelsea and landing in the neighborhood. Critical mass has apparently been reached, where only the big box can now survive. Galleries with deep pockets apparently make it impossible […]

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Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week. The new sculpture […]

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