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Why Are Female Street Artists Under-Represented at the Bowery Houston Wall? [OP-ED]

Last modified June 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

The following opinion piece was written by street artist activist Ann Lewis. Since 2008, Goldman Properties has curated, funded, and promoted nearly 20 murals on the Bowery Houston Wall to honor the memory of Keith Haring, who first painted the original concrete slab in 1984. In that time, 21 artists have been honored with this incredible […]

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GILF Hits 3 East Village Retail Victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ Tape

Posted March 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Three beloved East Village stores were involved in a drive-by taping last night. Street artist GILF paid a visit to the trio of businesses, each having changed location or gone out for good. The familiar “Gentrification in Progress” tape criss-crossed the front of Trash & Vaudeville (relocated from St. Mark’s to East 7th Street), the Stage Restaurant […]

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Win a Free Roll of GILF’s ‘Gentrification in Progress’ Tape [CONTEST]

Posted December 17, 2015 at 12:22 pm

​Street artist GILF has a hit on her hands with those rolls of “Gentrification in Progress” tape. The caution tape commentary periodically appears in places that are threatened by the onslaught of greed. For example, ribboning the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery and Pearl Paint on Canal Street after its demise.. As previously reported, […]

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Street Artist GILF is Now Selling ‘Gentrification in Progress’ Tape

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

​It was only inevitable. Due to popular demand, Bushwick-based street artist GILF (aka Ann Lewis) is making one of her more high-profile creations available for purchase. Starting today, anyone with $60 in their pocket can pick up a roll of “Gentrification in Progress” tape. It’s a move that will certainly enable all the guerrilla activists […]

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Street Artist GILF Notes the “Gentrification in Progress” at 190 Bowery

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

Street artist GILF returned to the Lower East Side in the overnight hours to provide some illicit commentary to the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. For a brief period, the staircase was condoned off with her token “Gentrification in Progress” tape. Her goal with the exhibition is a discussion of the “rising rent […]

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Art Crawl Today for “Art of Comedy” Murals on Mulberry Street

Posted November 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

Today is the official public unveiling of the Little Italy street art destination along Mulberry Street.

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“Art of Comedy” Murals Coming to Mulberry Street (Hanksy, Ron English et al)

Last modified October 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Little Italy’s concerted effort to revamp its image is poised to take another turn.

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Gilf’s Lady Liberty Drinks the Kool Aid on Bowery

Posted September 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

Street artist Gilf! has a new piece on the Bowery, pasted to the plywood of the dormant Paulaner Brauhaus project site.

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Recap: (Re)Print Street Art Exhibit at Hendershot Gallery

Last modified July 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

There is a misconception floating around in pop-culture that I wholeheartedly blame on hipsters. The misconception is as follows: all that is popular, critically-acclaimed, or trendy is horrible in quality.

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Street Artist Gilf! Adds Valentines Mural at Little Cupcake Bakeshop

Posted February 15, 2012 at 6:28 am

The A-list stars gorge on sweets and the Graf heavyweights tag the corner brick facade.

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