Adrian Wilson

The Most Expensive Skateboard in the World is a Supreme Painter’s Palette

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:08 am

Supreme might be relishing the comfort of its new (temporary) home on the Bowery (Germania Bank Building), but many in the artist community remain bitter in the wake of its recent ad campaign. Back in November, the iconic skater brand released a new skateboard video called “Blessed,” then hit the streets to promote. The subsequent […]

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Seeing the ‘Same Old Gallery’ on Great Jones Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

Same old story, same old gallery. The new NoHo gallery at 57 Great Jones Street, where Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived and worked, opens to the public today. It features artwork from, and inspired by his partner in crime, Al Diaz. As previously reported, Brian Shevlin from the Con Artist Collective and local photographer Adrian Wilson […]

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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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On the 30th Anniversary of his Death, Basquiat Gets Tribute from Al Diaz on Great Jones

Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yesterday (August 12) marks thirty years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27. To help pay tribute to his fallen compatriot, legendary Lower East Side street scrawler Al Diaz imparted this silhouette and message on the facade of his former studio at 57 Great Jones Street (where he was found). The […]

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How the Chelsea Mob Thought this Guy was Banksy

Last modified March 26, 2018 at 7:07 am

Last Thursday evening, while dressed in a construction vest and hard hat, the bearded man spray-painted a stencil onto the backside of a Chelsea newsstand (near FIT). That of a newsie standing on a stack of papers. Given that the Banksy is in town, and how the piece is an obvious nod, the crowd on […]

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Ludlow Retailer Backs Artist RIME in Copyright Fight Against Moschino and Jeremy Scott

Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

Many fashion designers out there seemingly think that the public nature of street art, illegal or not, grants a fair use to appropriate in fashion collections. Not the case, despite the reasonable expectation that the art would be widely shared. The problem is when companies and brands swipe the work for monetary gain and don’t […]

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This Useless ‘Inutilious’ Store on Ludlow Street Sells Nothing

Posted August 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

Inutilious is an obscure trivia word that essentially means “useless.” That’s the type of retail awaiting 151 Ludlow. Photographer Adrian Wilson will open a new store at 151 Ludlow Street in a couple weeks. Unlike its trendy predecessor, Portia & Manny, this quirky shop will sell nothing. A retailer that gives everything away. The Inutilious […]

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