Lee Quinones

Supreme Taps Iconic Lee Quinones Handball Wall Mural for Spring Collection

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

Skate brand Supreme teamed up with graffiti legend Lee Quinones to produce apparel based on one of his most iconic Lower East Side murals. The artwork, dubbed “Lion’s Den,” dates back to 1980 at the Corlears Junior High School 56 on Madison Street. Quinones, who was a former student, had already painted one side of […]

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Iconic Local Street Artist Lee Quiñones Featured at Nicole Klagsbrun Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Street

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

Longtime gallerist Nicole Klagsbrun is stepping outside the Chelsea orbit to dip toes into the Lower East Side gallery scene. The longtime gallerist, who operates a showroom on West 26th Street, just launched a pop-up installation at 291 Grand Street. Beside the open-air Chinese markets in a corner building perennialy seeking pop-ups. Rather fittingly, the pop-up […]

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Pioneering Street Artist Lee Quiñones is the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Hotel Indigo, Opening in April

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm

In an apparent attempt to gain legitimacy with the neighborhood and its history, the culture-destroying Hotel Indigo tapped a street art legend as its so-called artist in residence. Lee Quiñones has that honor, a tidbit first learned when the Orchard Hell Building went before Community Board 3 for its liquor license (which was approved, by […]

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City Lore Gallery Inaugurates New East Village Space with ‘Moving Murals’ Exhibit

Posted April 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

City Lore, a local organization that champions NYC’s grassroots cultures, has often been described as “New York City’s museum without walls.” This non-museum has now opened an actual gallery in the East Village, at 56 East First Street. The inaugural exhibit, “Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All-City Graffiti Archive” kicked off last week. […]

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Lee Quinones Painting New Piece Over ‘Know Your Rights’ Mural on Eldridge

Posted August 1, 2013 at 6:05 am

His “Know Your Rights” mural was first painted in 2005, and was rarely sabatoged. A remarkable feat, no doubt.

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Flashback: Photos of 1980s Lower East Side

Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:12 am

Some awesome photos of eighties Lower East Side, after the jump!

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“How to Make it in America” Filming on Ludlow, Take 6

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

Today marks the fifth consecutive week, and third time in six days, that this particular neighborhood real estate has been a television set.

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Allen Boys Remnants and Lee Quinones

Last modified February 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

In the gated driveway beside Sunshine Cafe at 201 Allen is a decades-old mural barely visible to the naked eye.

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