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First Look at Shepard Fairey’s Mural of Rosario Dawson Atop 190 Bowery

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:06 am

Here is the first unencumbered look at the new Shepard Fairey mural atop the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery. (Craning of the neck not necessary.) The iconic street artist – currently celebrating thirty years of his Obey Giant brand – hit the rooftop of 190 Bowery last month to (legally) install his latest piece. […]

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About that Mammoth Matador Mural on Allen Street

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:09 am

Muralist Conor Harrington returned to the Lower East Side two weeks ago to impart one of the larger murals in the neighborhood. The five-story artwork, located on the Allen Street facade of 266 Broome – outside the Emma Peel Room – is striking and hard to miss. What appears to be a matador in stance […]

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Locals Unhappy about Defacement of ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

The tagging of a popular mural on Rivington Street has angered some of the local populace, it appears. The so-called “27 Club” mural at the corner of Forsyth Street – painted last October by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra – was recently defaced. Some graffiti crew tagged over the artwork with several white scrawls. However, a […]

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Artist ‘Remembers’ Tiananmen Square Massacre with Tank Mural on Allen Street

Last modified June 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

Yesterday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. The events of that day are now commemorated with a moving tribute mural on Allen Street. Artist Adrian Wilson spent two days overwriting his “Where Goes the Neighborhood” with an interpretation of the iconic tank Man image snapped (and smuggled out) by […]

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This is the 720 Square-Foot Mural at the New Essex Street Market

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:02 am

Back in January, the Essex Street Market announced an open call to artists for a mural in the new headquarters across Delancey Street. Now, four months later, the winning design is hanging inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development. The artist chosen by the curators at the Lower East Side Partnership was Aaron Meshon, a Brooklyn-based […]

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Fight for ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Resumes with New Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:08 am

Hype for “Beastie Boys Square” is re-energized. Artist Danielle Mastrion is currently painting a new Beastie Boys mural outside Wolfnights at Rivington and Ludlow. This is the third such paint job by the muralist in five years on the spot made famous by the cover of Paul’s Boutique. The work (and documentation) began yesterday afternoon. […]

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Sebastian ErraZuriz Makes a Splash in Hell Square

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

You may have noticed the big rig in the long-vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Its placement signals more activity this site has seen since Banksy’s treatment six years ago. Similarly, the setup is there to support a new art project, as previously reported. The uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced last Wednesday in […]

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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Essex Street Market just announced an open call to artists for a mural at the forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as […]

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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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Massive ‘27 Club’ Mural Painted on Rivington Street Wall

Last modified July 10, 2019 at 8:35 pm

There is now a massive mural illustrating the fallen musicians in the so-called “27 Club.” Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra spent the better part of the last week painting five detailed faces at the corner of Rivington and Forsyth Streets – Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse. These musicians belong to […]

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