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Tats Cru Draws Lower East Side Inspiration at Bowery Mural Wall

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

That’s a wrap. Tats Cru, the venerable graffiti outfit from the Bronx, completed their mural over the weekend at the Bowery Wall. The so-called “mural kings” brought the goods with this graphic cityscape that is essentially a Lower East Side homage. It includes a shout out to Keith Haring (the first to decorate the concrete […]

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Tats Cru Tapped For Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified January 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

At the Bowery Mural Wall it’s one icon after another. The slate was wiped clean, so to speak, late last week. Gone is JR’s anti-gun proclamation, just in time to make way for Tats Cru. The legendary outfit teamed up with Crash One for the effort, which began at the wall yesterday with the outlining. […]

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At the Bowery Wall, 11 Becomes 12 in Memory of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

Last modified November 9, 2018 at 7:07 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is becoming a de facto memorial for victims in recent shooting sprees. Indeed, since street artist JR put up his anti-gun piece last month – in conjunction with TIME magazine, there have been two such national tragedies. Following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, considered the deadliest attack on Jews […]

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JR’s Anti-Gun Mural on the Bowery Tagged in Response to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Posted October 28, 2018 at 11:20 am

Friday evening, street artist JR imparted an anti-gun mural at the Bowery Wall in collaboration with TIME Magazine, replacing the Tristan Eaton treatment from months earlier. In a twist of tragedy, the visual conversation proved timely after an anti-Semitic gunman murdered eleven Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some twenty-four hours […]

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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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