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Clayton Patterson Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

Posted May 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

Prolific Lower East Side documentarian, Clayton Patterson, is getting his own biography. An illustrated one, at that. The colorful homage is curated by Julian Voloj, and features the work of eighteen artists paying tribute to Patterson’s life and works in graphic novel form. The anthology is aptly titled, Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary. […]

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POP International Galleries ‘Collects for Cause’

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:08 am

Hello Art Lovers! This one’s for you. Starting tomorrow, and running through June 20, POP International Galleries (whose brick and mortar is 195 Bowery) will be presenting an online group charity exhibit suitably named “Collect for Cause.” The event will feature a mix of new and familiar faces. From the POP Press Release: No one […]

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Uncapped: Graffiti and New York Hardcore – Angel Duster aka KOOL AD

Posted May 4, 2020 at 8:39 am

The following piece was written by guest contributor and author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore, Freddy Alva. Angel Duster – NYC Graffiti Legend In the winter of 1982 I was hanging out at a youth center on the border of Corona and Elmhurst, Queens that served as the meeting place for all […]

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Get the WallWorks Graffiti Coloring Book

Posted April 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

Hope you all are faring well during these trying times. A little levity since many of us have a lot of quaran-time on our (very clean) hands. Wallworks NEW YORK, contemporary art gallery in the South Bronx, is offering a free downloadable coloring book with drawings from some of your favorite graffiti artists: BIO BG183 Br163 […]

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Coronavirus Forces Lesley Heller Gallery to Shutter After 10 Years on Orchard Street

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:02 am

The deadly coronavirus is gutting local businesses, sparing few. Next to fall is the Lesley Heller Gallery at 54 Orchard Street. Not an essential business, the showroom closed last month with the rest of the city to help stem the spread of COVID-19. It won’t reopen on the other side of this, according to an […]

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About that Sculpture on the Bowery, and the Woman Encouraging Social Distancing

Posted April 22, 2020 at 5:05 am

If you’re walking past the southwest corner of East Houston and the Bowery today, you might see a colorful sculpture dangling from a tree. It’s the work of a longtime local artist in commemoration of Earth Day (today is the fiftieth anniversary). Artist Carmen Einfinger, who has lived at 276 Bowery since 1999, is behind […]

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Graffiti Icon Nic 707 Dies from COVID-19

Posted April 14, 2020 at 5:02 am

An icon of the 1970s graffiti scene recently fell victim to COVID-19. Fernando Pablo Miteff, known as Nic 707, passed away Sunday after a battle with the novel coronavirus. He was 60. Born in Argentina, and raised in the Bronx, Miteff achieved underground fame as part the radical art explosion in the mid-seventies. (His father […]

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Tattoo Legend ‘Bowery Stan’ Moskowitz Dies at 87

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another loss. From the pioneering tattoo family, the oldest living electric tattooer and pre-ban tattoo artist, Stan Moskowitz, nicknamed Bowery Stan, passed away last week of heart-related issues. The Moskowitz family is legendary. In the 1920s, William Moskowitz, a Russian immigrant, opened a barbershop on the Bowery. By the late 1930s, he learned to tattoo, […]

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Street Art Duo ASVP Completes 8-Story Mural at Essex Crossing

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:09 am

ASVP just put the final touches on arguably its most ambitious mural. The eight-story treatment on the backside of 145 Clinton Street. The duo spent nearly six months painting the expansive artwork, which is dubbed “Figure No. 6.” This past Sunday saw some of the final brush strokes, so to speak. Despite the COVID-19 quarantine. […]

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Scenes from the Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm

An East New York warehouse played host to the second ever Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle, an old school throwdown hosted by Bowery Boogie as part of our Uncapped series offshoot. As before, this was a battle of writers from across the Five Boroughs, many of whom with roots from the 1970s heyday. For six hours […]

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