Houston/Project

Rag & Bone, Area Gentrifier, Commissions Anti-Gentrification Mural with Clash Imagery

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s a mural that’ll no doubt stir the pot. Rag & Bone, a store that replaced Cafe Colonial in 2010 and further contributed to area hyper-gentrification, just commissioned a new anti-gentrification mural for its art wall. Street artist Dan Whedon (aka Omni NYC) borrowed imagery from the seminal Clash album London Calling in which Paul Simonon […]

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LES Street Artist Ori Carino Paints New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Lower East Side native, Ori Carino, just painted an excellent new mural on the facade of Rag & Bone. The street artist put the finishing touches of paintwork earlier this week, and it’s easily one of the better additions to this space in recent months. Carino frequently throws up murals around the neighborhood, including a […]

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Buff Monster Paints Cycloptic Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

Buff Monster is on a roll. Within the last month, the popular street artist has imparted at least three high-profile murals on the walls of the Lower East Side. A week after painting an enormous piece on the warehouse at 125 Chrystie Street – one block from his artist studio – the street artist returns […]

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It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

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Artist Alexis Diaz Paints Hyper-Detailed Skull Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:05 am

As of this week, there is a new mural on the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone. The consensus seems to be that the heart-and-skull artwork arguably outshines most everything that’s appeared on this wall since the boutique first instituted the Houston/Project. Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz spent much of the last week […]

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Jerkface Paints Richie Rich Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

While the Goldman graffiti wall parties like its 2009, the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone has some new color. The upscale boutique tapped the services of street artist Jerkface (and Green Villain), who specializes in pop-culture paintwork. He’s also quite active in the neighborhood these days, having painted a Homer Simpson piece on […]

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Nick Kuszyk Paints ‘Robot Art’ on Rag & Bone’s Wall

Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

With the Bowery graffiti wall boarded up and out of commission for the foreseeable future, Rag & Bone across the way certainly benefits. Its own curated canvas on the Elizabeth Street facade now stands alone in this space. Temporarily. And a new mural… Nick Kuszyk swooped in this week to erase and replace Boy Kong’s […]

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Orlando’s Boy Kong is Painting a New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

Federico Massa has been deposed from Elizabeth Street. His fish-themed mural held court on the Rag & Bone wall for about three weeks before falling prey to the paint roller. And already there’s a replacement. But of course; the Houston/Project rages on. Next up is Orlando-based artist Boy Kong, who spent much of yesterday imparting […]

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Rag & Bone Taps Joe Hill for 3D Mural on Elizabeth Street Wall

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

After a brief wheat-paste flirtation with its own advertising, Rag & Bone has instead returned to murals at its East Houston store. It’s a canvas anew. This time around, the fancy-shmancy boutique tapped the talent of artist Joe Hill to create a 3D anamorphic street painting on the Elizabeth wall. The result is an eye-grabbing […]

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Street Artist LUDO Paints Rag & Bone Mural on Elizabeth Street

Posted February 18, 2014 at 6:03 am

Artist Yoon Hyup only had a monthlong residency on Elizabeth Street before Rag & Bone decided it was time. The trendy boutique whitewashed the Keith Haring-esque paintwork last week to make way for the next artist in its ongoing Houston/Project street art series. And this mural is a bit more racy. Rag & Bone tapped […]

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