Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm
The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]
Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:16 am
The TOTAH Gallery – a newcomer on the Lower East Side arts scene – is making a big splash with its latest exhibition. Ownership tapped the creative muscle of iconic street artist Kenny Scharf for a one-day-only party that kicks off tonight. Scharf spent the last couple days painting murals on the twin security gates […]
Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am
Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]
Posted February 20, 2012 at 6:28 am
The episode is called “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart,” an obvious homage to Banksy’s Oscar-nominated film from 2010 (Exit Through the Gift Shop), and focuses on Bart’s newfound fascination with street art.