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Century-Old Tattoo and Flash Ephemera at the South Street Seaport Museum

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

Daredevil Tattoo is hosting a can’t miss event with the South Street Seaport Museum. We have been documenting the history of tattooing on the Bowery for years; this event is making history all its own. Gus Wagner flash just for you. From the sea merchant-cum-tattoo artist and most artistically marked-up man in America. Seriously. You […]

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Luscious Jackson Singer has Solo Art Exhibition at 198 Allen Street

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:06 am

Fans of Luscious Jackson will be happy to hear that New York City’s own Jill Cuniff has an art show happening all weekend at 198 Allen Street. The Luscious Jackson singer-songwriter/bassist unveils “Lyric and Word Paintings” at the perennial pop-up tonight, showcasing a collection of abstract watercolor and mixed media paintings, some of which feature some […]

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Chinatown Locals ‘Erase the Hate’ of Insensitive Gate Murals

Last modified September 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

One Los Angeles-based street artist angered residents in Chinatown for racially-insensitive caricatures across the neighborhood this weekend. Someone with the tag name Sickid1 imparted the controversial images on at least three store gates over the weekend – 34 Mott, 81 Allen, and 38 Allen Street. Outspoken Chinatown activist Karlin Chan took it upon himself to […]

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It’s the ‘Same Old Gallery’ at Basquiat’s Former Studio on Great Jones Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Andy Warhol once owned it. Jean-Michel Basquiat lived, worked, and died in it. Now, the ground level of 57 Great Jones Street is under conversion to a temporary gallery concept inspired by the late artist. (It was previously occupied by Japan Premium Beef.) Indeed, one need only scope the name – The Same Old Gallery – […]

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An EKG Mural on Ludlow Street as Commentary on Richard Prince

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Copying a copier who copies. That’s the gist of this new mural in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Street artist Adrian Wilson a few weeks ago replaced his two-year-old effort – “You’re here, now what?” – with a spoof on controversial creative Richard Prince. The mural is a life-size Instagram recreation of Prince’s […]

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‘Aeon’ Basement Bookshop Opens on East Broadway

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

This one’s a page-turner… Today in a surprising turn of events, a new, independent bookseller just opened on East Broadway. The Aeon Bookstore debuted earlier this week here at the confluence of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The newcomer business took the sub-level commercial space at 151 East Broadway, beneath the revived Kopitiam Malaysian […]

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NYC Tattoo Ban the Subject of ‘Illegal Ink’ on Clinton Street

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City. The City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked to Coney Island tattoo parlors in the late 1950s. That tattooing was once banned here seems so archaic now. Especially with the proliferation of the art […]

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5Pointz Revived with ‘Vertical Love Letter’ at CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

The towering new CitizenM hotel on the Bowery opens in just a few weeks. And with it, a revival of the 5Pointz collective and its nascent Museum of Street Art (moSA). As first reported earlier in the summer, a slew of artists decked the halls (and stairwells) with tags and murals, while photographer Christelle de […]

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WWE’s ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey on the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

WWE took to the Lower East Side last week to impart a hyper-realistic ad mural on Allen Street. Street artist BKFoxx last week lent her spray-painting services to the wrestling federation to plug breakout star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (Rowdy borrowed from Roddy Piper). Site chosen was one of the art walls on the facade of 134 […]

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JR’s Eye on the Bowery

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]

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