Hanksy

‘Adam Lucas x Nom Wah Tea Parlor’ on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:10 am

Local artist Adam Lucas (formerly known as Hanksy) yesterday joined forces with Nom Wah Tea Parlor for a collaboration of art and apparel. The two-night gallery stint, dubbed “Neighbors,” kicked off last night at 168 Bowery with plenty of fanfare. Inside the four walls of the Old Bowery Station space (at Kenmare), Lucas’ new creative […]

Filed Under

Art

Streets

Adam Lucas Collaborates with Nom Wah for ‘Neighborhood’ Gallery Show

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

Nom Wah Tea Parlor has just teamed up with another downtown fixture, proflific artist Adam Lucas (nee Hanksy). Dubbed “Neighborhood,” the new collaboration will set up shop next week at the Old Bowery Station, the events space adjacent to Nom Wah Nolita. The two-day show explores the motifs and imagery of the Lower East Side, […]

Filed Under

Art

This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure […]

Filed Under

Streets

Adam Lucas on His Inaugural Post-Hanksy Show

Posted November 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

“Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” is the inaugural exhibit of Adam Lucas, the artist formerly known as Hanksy. For his maiden outing unmasked, free from the constraints of pop culture puns, Lucas drops the gag in favor of more meaningful material. Continuing a trend established years ago – beginning with “Surplus Candy” in 2013 – […]

Filed Under

Art

Essex Crossing Releases Rendering of Second Affordable Senior Building

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

For all intents and purposes, Phase I of Essex Crossing is pretty much complete. Now it’s on to the next step. The latest renedering to hit the boards is for 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8), which previously housed the Lowline Lab and Hanksy exhibit (“Market Surplus”). Developer Beyer Blinder Belle released the image on […]

Filed Under

Streets

Five Years Later, Hanksy Pivots by Dropping the Puns

Last modified November 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm

That classic dichotomy of character and alter-ego is concluding for one of the more prolific downtown artists on the scene. Five years after his first Tom Hanks-inspired wheat-paste, street artist Hanksy is officially retiring the puns. Putting that sword back in the sheath to focus on “more meaningful” output. His own artwork as Adam Lucas. […]

Filed Under

Art

Streets

This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction. In the meantime, fans visiting the new weeklong exhibit at 149 Orchard can enjoy 29 paintings […]

Filed Under

Art

Hanksy Brings ‘Market Surplus’ of 10 Artists to Paint Vacant Essex Market Warehouse

Posted June 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

Street artist Hanksy this week continues the tradition of hosting art shows in buildings doomed for demolition. With the Lowline Lab months in the grave, he’s gathered a gaggle of creative friends for a group exhibition inside the vacant Essex Street Market building at 140 Essex. The show – dubbed “Market Surplus” (get it?) – […]

Filed Under

Art

Hanksy Takes on Child Refugees with Mickey Mouse Mural on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

On the Orchard Street wall space where anti-Trump sentiments are du-jour, a new mural with another political statement just materialized. Street artist Hanksy, who basically owned this spot for months with his poop-themed “Dump Trump” piece, took a different tack. It’s a collection of life jackets – one of which branded with Mickey Mouse – […]

Filed Under

Art

Dick-Faced Trump Paster Appears at Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Wall on Orchard Street

Posted March 24, 2017 at 5:07 am

It was a beacon of anti-Trumpism for more than a year. Until this past January when Hanksy’s Dump Trump Mural was whitewashed. The narrative at the time suggested that the building owners received a letter from the city last summer to clean up this shit or face fines. But the real reason was that they […]

Filed Under

Art