Adrian Wilson

Bowery Boogie Uncapped Presents the Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle

Posted September 20, 2019 at 5:08 am

Hold on to your hats, kids. It’s all out war on the Bowery! Have you ever wanted to see two graffiti writers battle live? Sure you do! I mean, many of us don’t know what we want until we hear about on the interweb, so you’re welcome. Tomorrow night, PACE SSB and REE MTA will […]

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Trashed Pizza Plates Repurposed for Supersize Scrabble Game on Orchard Street

Last modified July 13, 2019 at 8:55 am

From hardscrabble to scrabble, Orchard Street has now seen it all. Beginning tomorrow morning – when traffic is blocked for the pedestrian mall – Artist Adrian Wilson will chalk an enormous scrabble board on the asphalt between Pizza Beach and Hair of the Dog. The supersize replica is accurate down to the last Triple Word […]

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Artist ‘Remembers’ Tiananmen Square Massacre with Tank Mural on Allen Street

Last modified June 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

Yesterday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. The events of that day are now commemorated with a moving tribute mural on Allen Street. Artist Adrian Wilson spent two days overwriting his “Where Goes the Neighborhood” with an interpretation of the iconic tank Man image snapped (and smuggled out) by […]

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For the Lower East Side, ‘Where Goes the Neighborhood?’

Posted April 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

“There goes the neighborhood” is probably the most common cliche when discussing neighborhood gentrification. Each generation tends to label game-changing events as so cataclysmic that the end of status quo is predicted (e.g. Marshalls opening next to Katz’s Deli). But where? Artist and street commentator Adrian Wilson posed the statement above the Cheese Grille on […]

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Why You Won’t See a Basquiat Tribute Mural at the Dry Dock Pool this Summer

Posted March 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

When the Dry Dock Pool on East 10th Street reopens this summer, it’ll do so with a new sheen and plenty of fanfare. But it won’t carry any homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was here, on the brick perimeter wall, that Basquiat was filmed nearly forty years ago while writing “Origin of Cotton” for the […]

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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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