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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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Protesting Rape Culture at the Bowery Mural Wall Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:08 am

Father’s Day yesterday, during the late evening hours, more than a dozen activists sidled up to the recently whitewashed Bowery mural wall to protest previous artist, David Choe. Protestors organized to make a visual statement condemning Goldman Properties (property owner and curator) for alleged endorsement of “predatory rape culture by commissioning the work of a popular artist […]

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David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Painted Over

Last modified June 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

The controversial David Choe mural at the Bowery wall was painted over within the last 24 hours. It comes as Goldman Properties began facing mounting pressure from the community over commissioning artwork by a man who bragged about an alleged sexual assault in 2014. The Goldman firm has yet to comment on the selection, and, to […]

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Goldman Properties Still Mum over David Choe Controversy at Bowery Wall

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

A graffiti cleanup detail was dispatched to the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday morning to dispense with the anti-Choe vandalism. Several scrawls of “rapist” covered the new mural, all of which were quickly buffed. The enormous “BTM” spray-tag (Big Time Mafia graf crew), however, remains on view, as attempts to erase ultimately proved […]

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Overshadowed by Past Rape Comments, David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Defaced

Last modified June 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

It took less than a week for the latest mural at the Bowery wall to get completely vandalized. David Choe completed his colorful mishmash last Tuesday. Four days later, an epic tag was sprayed across the length of the artwork, courtesy of the Big Time Mafia graf crew. It’s certainly no surprise why… Choe is […]

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