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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 […]

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How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

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Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Mural on Orchard Street was Just Erased

Posted January 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Arguably the most popular and perennially photographed Hanksy mural is now history. The “Dump Trump” piece on Orchard Street, in which His Excellency’s head sits atop a pile of shit, was reportedly ordered erased by the building’s owners. The whitewash happened earlier this afternoon; it was a surprise. Most striking about this mural was that it […]

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A Night inside Hanksy’s Virtual Wonderland on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

Two weeks before Halloween, street artist Hanksy treated fans to a trick of the mind. Importing the Los Angeles iteration of his “Surplus Candy” exhibition to a virtual environment for three days only. Inside the now-gutted Shalom Chai pizzeria on Grand Street. Friday was opening night, boasting a deep line that queued around the block. But […]

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Hanksy’s Choose Your Own Adventure Virtual Art Show on Grand Street will Let You Relive ‘Surplus Candy LA’

Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:18 am

For Hanksy’s next trick, it’s an exhibit of an exhibit courtesy of virtual reality. The prolific street artist – who made a name for himself over the years by throwing up playful puns around the Lower East Side – will revisit his “Surplus Candy LA” event from last October. Next week, Hanksy will transform the […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Purchase Actual Shit Paintings at Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Pop-Up Tomorrow

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Hanksy is taking the “Dump Trump” protest mantra a step further tomorrow with a one-day-only pop-up shop on Ludlow Street. The polarizing street artist is teaming up with a brigade of canines to produce some artwork of the fecal variety. The tongue-in-cheek press release explains the art available at the temporary shop. With all the […]

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Hanksy Gets Real with Series of Memorial Day Pieces [PHOTOS]

Posted May 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

In a departure from the usual, prolific street artist Hanksy held the pun and got real with a series of four wheat-paste posters this holiday weekend. All were glued around the Lower East Side. The overall theme with these is essentially about how Memorial Day has become about barbecues, vacations, fashions, and the unofficial start […]

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Hanksy Plans ‘Dump Trump’ Rally on March 12

Last modified March 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

Already name-checked by the Donald himself, street artist Hanksy is continuing the anti-Trump momentum. He’s bringing the wildly popular “dump trump” mural-mantra back home after road trips to New Hampshire and South Carolina during the respective Republican primaries. Indeed. As part of the so-called “Dump Across America” initiative, Hanksy just dropped word of a hometown […]

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Ilegal Mezcal Calls Donald Trump an Asshole with Delancey Street Projection

Posted February 29, 2016 at 9:22 am

It’s not just street artist Hanksy on an anti-Trump mission. The same is true of Ilegal Mezcal, the Guatemalan-based spirits company whose urban marketing executions are top notch. Since the Republican candidacy announcement last summer, the small-batch mezcal producer has been projecting unflattering images of Donald Trump onto various Manhattan buildings, alongside a scathing message. “Donald […]

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