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Uncapped Recap: The Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle

Last modified September 27, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Hey Boogie Faithful, did you have a nice weekend? Thanks to all of you who attended our graffiti battle event, and to those who helped from inception to fruition. You know who you are. Anyway, let’s get ready to RRRRRRecap the very first GGGB (Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle) at Con Artist. We set the stage […]

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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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Con Artist Collective Relocates After 9 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

At nine-years-old, the Con Artist Collective is on the move. And upsizing in a big way. The community-based art workshop is trading Hell Square for 329 Broome Street, by the Bowery, in what was previously the White Box Gallery (the last seven years). This sudden relocation marks the first major undertaking for new owner, and longtime […]

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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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Con Artist Shows off its Best at Pop-up Show on Allen Street

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:05 am

The Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Street has been a focal point of the local arts scene since its inception back in 2010. When we first covered their entrance, founder Brian Shevlin was making ends meet in the basement of the Kropps and Bobbers barbershop. There was a boutique up front with artist member workspace […]

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Lazy Susan and Shrine Gallery the Newest Entrants to Henry Street Scene

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Henry Street is the latest gallerist frontier on the Lower East Side. A slow trickle of showrooms has opened up the spot – especially the block between Jefferson and Clinton. (So have developers, by the way; look next door.) Two off-the-beaten-path galleries that recently foundered are being replaced with more of the same. Striking out from […]

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Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Artists Show off Handmade Action Figures at Con Artist Collective Exhibit

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

For us, action figures played a major role during those so-called formative years. The collection – thanks to older brothers – included everything from Rowdy Roddy Piper and R2D2 to Cobra Commander and He-Man (no Kiss dolls, though). So, our excitement registered fairly high upon learning that Con Artist Collective would host an exhibition of […]

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Con Artist Collective to Celebrate the Art of Common Vermin with Upcoming Exhibit

Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:13 am

That mattress on the street; that shirt hanging from the scaffolding; that used pair of shoes on the sidewalk. For many city denizens, one word comes to mind – bedbugs. As cooped-up New Yorkers we’re groomed to both fear and loathe the bedbug. With good reason, obviously. Such a tiny insect causes jarring pain and […]

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