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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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This Sixty-Foot Horse Mural Painted on Broome Street Facade

Last modified January 17, 2020 at 7:53 am

Where a giant veiny penis mural once held court, a Broome Street building facade now boasts some new art. Swedish street artist Shai Dahan painted a sixty-foot horse on the side of 303 Broome Street. It’s a reimagining of the traditional Dala Horse (aka Dalecarlian Horse), which is often used as a national symbol of […]

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At 79 Feet High, ASVP Goes Big at Essex Crossing Rental Building

Last modified January 3, 2020 at 11:55 am

Today, we take another gander at the massive eight-story mural commissioned by Essex Crossing. Street art duo ASVP has been painting the facade of luxury residence (which also counts 50% affordable units), The Rollins, since late-October. Progress appears steady, albeit slow. As previously reported, the piece daubs the western exposure of the building, and measures […]

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‘Lazy Susan’ Gallery Hangs it up After 4 Years on Henry Street

Posted December 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

The Lazy Susan Gallery is calling it quits. No more art at 191 Henry Street after showcasing unique exhibits for the last four years. Turkish illustrator Gizum Vural closed down the joint with the final installation, “Talking Lines,” which included her colored pencil pieces. Today, the gallery is hosting a fire sale of artist supplies, […]

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Uncapped: NIC ONE on Graffiti, Hip Hop, and the Art of Photography

Posted December 23, 2019 at 5:07 am

Uncapped Readers, Happy Holidaze. Today, we are proud to welcome graffiti pioneer NIC ONE! NIC is a South Bronx native who cut his teeth on the streets. His life’s work has appeared on various television shows and in graffiti videos over the years, including The Eleventh Hour Show (PBS, 1990), In The Mix show (PBS, […]

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Graffiti World Mourns the Loss of Legendary Writer Phase 2 and ZEXOR WTO

Last modified December 16, 2019 at 7:58 am

Last Thursday (December 10) was a dark day, as the graffiti community lost two of its own. Early in the day we were rocked by the news of Mathew Rodriguez (aka ZEXOR WTO), son of ASP, passing away. He had just returned from Art Basel when he died from complications due to sleep apnea. The […]

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At 60% Occupancy, 196 Orchard Taps LES Gallerist for Revolving Lobby Art

Posted December 12, 2019 at 5:08 am

The synergy between high-end condos and galleries is on full display at Ben Shaoul’s Lower East Side condoplex. It is here, in the lobby of 196 Orchard Street, that local gallerist Lesley Heller has been tapped to curate a revolving placement of art. The residency began this week. Heller – who runs her eponymous showroom […]

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Art Basel Banana Surfaces on Essex Street

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Not since Velvet Underground has a banana polarized so. You may have seen the viral story about the banana fastened to a wall at Art Basel fetching $120,000 in the name of “art.” Back home on the Lower East Side, the locals have added their two cents about Maurizio Cattelan’s work (known for the golden […]

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Racy Photo on Female Gaze Turns Heads on Ludlow Street

Posted November 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Richard Taittinger Gallery on Ludlow Street is turning heads. You may have noticed the racy photo of a female butt wearing see-through panties, with the message across her lower back reading – “this is not consent.” In other words, dressing a certain way doesn’t give permission for sex. As Commentary on the female gaze, […]

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Enter the ‘Lion’s Den’ with Lee Quinones on Delancey

Posted November 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

An iconic handball mural from one of the local greats is again on display. Strolling down Delancey Street this past week, you may have noticed the fifteen-foot replica of Lee Quinones‘ “Lion’s Den” mural. It’s fastened to the facade of the James Fuentes Gallery as part of his one-man show there. The “Lion’s Den” dates […]

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