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5Pointz Revived with ‘Vertical Love Letter’ at CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

The towering new CitizenM hotel on the Bowery opens in just a few weeks. And with it, a revival of the 5Pointz collective and its nascent Museum of Street Art (moSA). As first reported earlier in the summer, a slew of artists decked the halls (and stairwells) with tags and murals, while photographer Christelle de […]

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CitizenM Taps Street Artists to Highlight the ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ at 20-Story Tower

Last modified June 19, 2018 at 10:42 am

Tearing a page from the gentrification playbook, CitizenM, the Netherlands-based hotel brand, is now engaged in an “artwashing” project for its forthcoming Bowery property. Corporate recently launched an artist collaboration at their 20-story, modular Bowery property. (Artwashing is a verb coined to describe the phenomenon whereby street art is exploited as cred to soften areas for […]

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5Pointz Vet Meres One Lends His Street Art to New York City Football Club

Last modified March 17, 2015 at 11:53 am

The city’s newest football club, New York City F.C. has kicked off its inaugural season, and with it, a media blitz throughout the five boroughs. The team is owned by Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group, a spare-no-expense private equity firm that has also successfully run Manchester City Football Club since 2009. NYCFC is the offspring of its […]

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Korean Artist Yoon Hyup Paints Newest Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted January 9, 2014 at 6:03 am

Rag & Bone’s pseudo publicity stunt of employing former 5Pointz guru Meres One to paint their Elizabeth Street wall in December has come to its inevitable conclusion. After a month-long tenure, the collection of lightbulb characters was whitewashed earlier this week in preparation for the newest entrant in the Houston/Project series. The next artist at […]

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5Pointz Guru Meres One Curating Rag & Bone Mural Wall During December

Posted December 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

Street art is so watered down for the mainstream now that, of all things, a trendy boutique on the Lower East Side extended a helping hand to Meres One and the displaced 5Pointz crew. Rag & Bone, the Cafe Colonial-killing chain store that sells $300 denim, is pimping its Elizabeth Street wall (site of its […]

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