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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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Chinatown Locals ‘Erase the Hate’ of Insensitive Gate Murals

Last modified September 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

One Los Angeles-based street artist angered residents in Chinatown for racially-insensitive caricatures across the neighborhood this weekend. Someone with the tag name Sickid1 imparted the controversial images on at least three store gates over the weekend – 34 Mott, 81 Allen, and 38 Allen Street. Outspoken Chinatown activist Karlin Chan took it upon himself to […]

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An EKG Mural on Ludlow Street as Commentary on Richard Prince

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Copying a copier who copies. That’s the gist of this new mural in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Street artist Adrian Wilson a few weeks ago replaced his two-year-old effort – “You’re here, now what?” – with a spoof on controversial creative Richard Prince. The mural is a life-size Instagram recreation of Prince’s […]

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WWE’s ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey on the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

WWE took to the Lower East Side last week to impart a hyper-realistic ad mural on Allen Street. Street artist BKFoxx last week lent her spray-painting services to the wrestling federation to plug breakout star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (Rowdy borrowed from Roddy Piper). Site chosen was one of the art walls on the facade of 134 […]

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Stopping Guns with a Mural on Stanton Street

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

With “Missbehave” out of the picture, gun violence is now topic of conversation on Eldridge Street. The longstanding mural – painted by Mike Giant for the Missbehave boutique over a decade ago – was deposed last month. Instead, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra repainted this three-story replacement. And with a message, at that. An anti-gun message. […]

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Bringing Good Luck to Chinatown with ’88 Gates’ Mural Project

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:11 am

While the Lower East Side is busy with 100 Gates, Chinatown is on its way to completing 88. Murals, that is. You may have noticed the sudden uptick in Chinese-style artwork on security gates around Chinatown. Look no further than the Yu family, which lives in the neighborhood, and is independently funding a beautification initiative […]

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Longstanding ‘Missbehave’ Mural on Eldridge Goes Anti-Gun

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an impressive decade-plus residency, the Missbehave mural is gone, instead replaced with a different message. A pro-social, anti-gun commentary in an appropriate spot. Right next to Cascades High School. The new wall art (“Stop Guns”) has been underway the last few days, and features a school kid taking a selfie while posing with a […]

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Checking on the First Street Green ‘Wasteland’ [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:03 am

Hello friends! As previously reported, our neighbors at First Street Green Park put out an open call for muralist for their “Wasteland” theme. This was the pitch for the open-air street gallery… Picture a time in the not-so-distant future – a “post human” era of apocalyptic proportion. According to geologists, we now live in the […]

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Open Call for Muralists to Paint ‘First Street Green’

Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

First Street Green, the long-running open-air gallery along East Houston Street, is inviting artists of all media to submit mural proposals for a springtime art display. The request for proposals – due by April 23 – includes the following theme: Picture a time in the not-so-distant future – a “post human” era of apocalyptic proportion. […]

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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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