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Bronx Graffiti Writer ‘NEAR KGB’ Dies

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:53 pm

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what?  We don’t know. A reader sent in the following message and suspects that drugs may have played a part. This has not been verified, though: Sadly […]

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Cope2 Responds to the Altercation and Arrest at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted September 15, 2015 at 10:15 am

Graffiti writer Cope2 got in touch with Bowery Boogie to tell his side of the story about what went down at the Bowery graffiti wall this past Saturday. While Futura was painting his mural. He was arrested for allegedly threatening a fellow artist from Tats Cru with a gun. Here’s what he has to say, […]

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Bowery Beef: Cope2 Allegedly Pulls a Gun at the Graffiti Wall While Futura Painted

Posted September 14, 2015 at 5:19 am

Art, violence, and drama at the Bowery graffiti wall this weekend. The legendary pioneer Futura (aka Lenny McGurr) had been decorating the slab the last few days, but things definitely got shady Saturday afternoon. Cope2 apparently appeared on the Bowery to support his boy, Futura, during the second day of paintwork. While there, though, graffiti […]

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The Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Torn Apart Right Now

Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

As construction progresses at 76 East Houston, the adjacent graffiti wall suffers. That two-story paneled enclosure of the original concrete slab is currently being stripped of its artwork (that of Cope2). You can easily view the damage from behind the sidewalk bridge or via the gratuitous blogger portals. Shattered pieces of the mural now litter the […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Now Obstructed by Scaffolding from Construction of 2-Story Building

Posted June 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

COPE2 just received the ultimate diss at the Bowery graffiti wall, and it’s not even art world related. In fact, a new sidewalk bridge and plywood shed related to the construction site next door now blocks three-quarters of the high-profile canvas. And probably will until the new two-story building is complete. The estate of Tony […]

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Olek Adds Her Commentary to the Cope2 Scandal at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

Longtime graffiti writer Cope2 made headlines last week after painting the Bowery graffiti wall. But mostly for the wrong reasons. The South Bronx native was lambasted by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore for his homophobic rants while attacking detractors. For his part, Cope2 insists that he’s got nothin’ but love for his gay friends, though admitted […]

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COPE2 Is the Next Artist Painting the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s here again – the quarterly changing of the guard at the Bowery graffiti wall. The telltale sign of torch-passage, a mechanized lift, arrived at the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston last Thursday ahead of the newest paint job. Perfectly timed, too, as Maya Hayuk’s patterned plaid recently became targeted by a string […]

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First Graders Learn About Street Artists COPE2 and Hanksy

Posted December 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

Get ’em started early. That’s the mantra now… Apparently, select first graders in downtown Manhattan are learning about street art luminaries as part of the usual art class. Lower East Side gallery owner Ben Krause sends along the above photo of his son holding onto Hanksy and COPE2 reproductions. My son’s 1st grade class in downtown […]

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Retna and Cope2 Throw Up Mural in the Bronx

Posted March 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

Titans of the the East Coast and West Coast graffiti game joined forces this week in the Boogiedown.

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