73 East Houston
Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am
After a brief wheat-paste flirtation with its own advertising, Rag & Bone has instead returned to murals at its East Houston store. It’s a canvas anew. This time around, the fancy-shmancy boutique tapped the talent of artist Joe Hill to create a 3D anamorphic street painting on the Elizabeth wall. The result is an eye-grabbing […]
Posted February 18, 2014 at 6:03 am
Artist Yoon Hyup only had a monthlong residency on Elizabeth Street before Rag & Bone decided it was time. The trendy boutique whitewashed the Keith Haring-esque paintwork last week to make way for the next artist in its ongoing Houston/Project street art series. And this mural is a bit more racy. Rag & Bone tapped […]
Posted January 9, 2014 at 6:03 am
Rag & Bone’s pseudo publicity stunt of employing former 5Pointz guru Meres One to paint their Elizabeth Street wall in December has come to its inevitable conclusion. After a month-long tenure, the collection of lightbulb characters was whitewashed earlier this week in preparation for the newest entrant in the Houston/Project series. The next artist at […]
Posted December 9, 2013 at 9:08 am
Street art is so watered down for the mainstream now that, of all things, a trendy boutique on the Lower East Side extended a helping hand to Meres One and the displaced 5Pointz crew. Rag & Bone, the Cafe Colonial-killing chain store that sells $300 denim, is pimping its Elizabeth Street wall (site of its […]
Posted October 31, 2013 at 6:03 am
Don’t get jumpy. This stencil on the Elizabeth Street mural wall of Rag & Bone is most likely not the work of Banksy. It appears some Banksy backlash is afoot at the corner of Houston, directly across the street from last week’s Grim Reaper stunt at the old Billy’s Antiques. The monotone graphic features Banksy’s […]
Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:00 am
The latest Rag & Bone mural on Elizabeth Street spares the paint and spoils the sculptor. In this case, we have a five-by-six matrix of cosmonaut and astronaut figures symmetrically enshrined, but not well protected. The mysterious entity behind the unsigned wall work is none other than Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Moretti’s commissioned artwork definitely […]
Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:20 am
Not sure why Rag & Bone was in such a rush to get rid of the last mural. The David Bowie mosaic, painted in June by Erik den Breejen, easily ranks as one of the best in the boutique’s Houston/PROJECT series at 73 East Houston. Now it’s forever entombed beneath a colorful successor. Brooklyn-based artist Henry […]
Last modified June 20, 2013 at 11:55 am
It took a few days – rainy ones, at that – but David Bowie is looking rather sharp in lyrical mosaic form.
Last modified June 19, 2013 at 12:41 am
Brooklyn-based artist and musician Erik den Breejan specializes in painting mosaics using song lyrics, in which the words ultimately form a portrait of the musician in question.
Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:28 am
That Rag & Bone graffiti drama is in the past, cured last week by a wall of green paint.