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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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JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

As part of the continuing effort to save the Elizabeth Street Garden, advocates invited renowned street artist JR to add a creative touch. The French artist pasted the piece yesterday afternoon as a means to call attention to the struggle by locals to keep the green space in Little Italy. JR has been all over […]

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JR’s Eye on the Bowery

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]

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JR’s ‘Horizontal’ Return to Orchard Street with Galerie Perrotin Solo Show

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:09 am

French street artist JR is going big on Orchard Street for the upcoming show at Galerie Perrotin, his first solo exhibit. The Orchard Street showroom – located at the old Beckenstein’s building – is now covered in his trademark, two-toned wheat-paste. There is a rooftop eyeball viewable from the air, and a forty-foot guy grabbing […]

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This Rooftop Mural on Orchard Street is JR’s Latest

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:05 am

Street artist JR has returned to the Lower East Side. Back on the same block that saw his Ellis Island treatment three years ago. As part of his new “Horizontal” exhibit at the expansive Galerie Perrotin, his first solo show, the French-based artist skinned the rooftop of 130 Orchard Street with his trademark black-and-white treatment. […]

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Plans Filed for New 8-Story Condo Building at 260 Bowery

Posted January 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last Tuesday, the same day that JR, together with the International Center of Photography, unrolled a new mural on 260 Bowery, the building owner-developer officially filed plans for its future. Namely, luxury condos. As previously reported, Premier Equities purchased 260 Bowery in November for $10 million, shortly after word leaked of the forthcoming eight-story replacement. […]

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Street Artist JR Unrolls Robert Capa WWII-Era Photo at 260 Bowery

Posted January 7, 2016 at 5:15 am

​In the brisk cold of Tuesday afternoon, JR returned to a familiar place for his next addition. Around the corner from his last piece, the street artist added another token black-and-white touch to the facade of 260 Bowery. The wheat-paste was painstakingly rolled behind the fire escape ironwork over a period of a few hours. […]

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JR’s 2-Week Residency at 130 Orchard Street to Showcase Ellis Island Artwork

Posted October 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

Much like the immigrants of yore, popular street artist JR is coming to the Lower East Side from the Ellis Island compound. Well, rather his artwork. As previously mentioned, the Frenchman was commissioned to decorate the abandoned hospital complex with wheat-paste images derived directly from authentic immigrant photos. The tour route – which is open […]

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Os Gemeos x JR Collaboration Spotted on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Os Gemeos artwork really hasn’t been seen much in these parts since 2009, when twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo painted the OG Bowery graffiti wall. Before it was encased in a Pink Floyd-esque white-box wall (said mural is still preserved). The artists are in town this week as part of the LISA Project’s “LoMan […]

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