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‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016. This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles […]

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Tristan Eaton is the Latest Muralist at the Bowery Wall

Last modified June 25, 2018 at 8:17 am

When the Banksy mural was whitewashed a couple weeks ago, it was the first sign of another changing of the guard at the Bowery mural wall. The second, a mobile lift, appeared last week. Next to impart art here is Triston Eaton, the Hollywood-born artist who’s already behind several area murals over the last few […]

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Banksy’s Protest Mural Erased from Bowery Wall

Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Banksy made international headlines this past March with his 70-foot protest statement at the Bowery mural wall. As of this week, it’s now erased. He and street artist Borf together imparted the message mural, aimed at highlighting the plight of Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Dogan, imprisoned by the Turkish regime in a wave of […]

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Uncapped: The Great Debate of Street Art vs. Graffiti [INTERVIEW]

Last modified May 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

BBU’ers. How’s it going? Figured it was time for a debate with someone other than myself on the topic of Street Art vs. Graffiti. When the most prolific train-era bombers and wall-writers are boothing it up at art fairs or stacking Gs in galleries, is graffiti dead? I had to know. So, I gathered a […]

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Banksy’s Bowery Mural is Already Defaced

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:05 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Banksy’s seventy-foot mural at the Bowery Wall is already tagged to submission. Street writers made quick work of the spartan statement piece, scribbling over the messaging with red paint. In addition, another artist decided to reinterpret Banksy by putting Trump behind bars in this adjacent wheat-paste. The mural of tally […]

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Here’s Banksy’s Return to the Bowery

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

So, Banksy is in town. Not just his little clock rat on 14th Street, but the Bowery Mural Wall on the Lower East Side. He’s the artist behind that new 70-foot-long protest piece – and also street writer Borf – aimed at shining a light on the plight of Turkish prisoner Zehra Dogan. Dogan is […]

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Banksy Makes a Statement with ‘Free Zehra Dogan’ Message at the Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 11:08 pm

A change of the guard just happened at the Bowery Mural Wall. London-based artist Lakwena is no longer on display. Her #KindComments marketing stunt, in conjunction with Instagram, was scrubbed clean earlier this week after holding court for six months. Banksy took over. The high-profile canvas was scrubbed of its message – “lift you higher” […]

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Lakwena’s Instagram Shill at the Bowery Mural Wall is Bombed

Posted January 24, 2018 at 5:11 am

London-based artist Lakwena teamed up with Instagram and Goldman Properties last summer to paint a “socially conscious” statement at the Bowery Mural Wall. Four months later, the kaleidescopic “KindComment” marketing stunt is receiving nothing of the kind. Since then, the space has pretty much devolved into disaster, as taggers galore made quick work. Over this […]

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Instagram Jumpstarts ‘#KindComments’ Campaign at Bowery Wall with Lakwena’s Mural

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:02 am

London-based artist Lakwena spent the last several days imparting the kaleidescopic mural onto the Bowery Wall. It reads, “Lift You Higher.” However, as it turns out, the art is really just a marketing stunt to promote Instagram’s #KindComments campaign in partnership with Goldman Properties. Stanchions were placed in front of the wall yesterday afternoon to […]

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Lakwena Brings her Kaleidoscopic Vision to the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

The season is changing, which means another participant for the revolving door that is the Bowery Mural Wall. Earlier this week, contractors sanded then resurfaced the two-story canvas in preparation for the next artist on the docket. We are told that the latest is Lakwena, a London-based artist who specializes in colorful, “kaleidoscopic” patterns. She […]

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