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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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Banksy’s Bowery Mural is Already Defaced

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:05 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Banksy’s seventy-foot mural at the Bowery Wall is already tagged to submission. Street writers made quick work of the spartan statement piece, scribbling over the messaging with red paint. In addition, another artist decided to reinterpret Banksy by putting Trump behind bars in this adjacent wheat-paste. The mural of tally […]

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Here’s Banksy’s Return to the Bowery

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

So, Banksy is in town. Not just his little clock rat on 14th Street, but the Bowery Mural Wall on the Lower East Side. He’s the artist behind that new 70-foot-long protest piece – and also street writer Borf – aimed at shining a light on the plight of Turkish prisoner Zehra Dogan. Dogan is […]

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Banksy Makes a Statement with ‘Free Zehra Dogan’ Message at the Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 11:08 pm

A change of the guard just happened at the Bowery Mural Wall. London-based artist Lakwena is no longer on display. Her #KindComments marketing stunt, in conjunction with Instagram, was scrubbed clean earlier this week after holding court for six months. Banksy took over. The high-profile canvas was scrubbed of its message – “lift you higher” […]

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Street Artist Faust on His Sunshine Cinema ‘Sunset’ Mural [GUEST POST]

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema closed at the end of January after a sixteen-year run. In its place will rise a nine-story commercial office building more befitting midtown environs, as reported. Nevertheless, prolific street artist Faust dropped by two weeks ago with a sanctioned send-off on the roll-down gate (not commissioned). Sunshine, sunset. The artist penned the following […]

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Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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Cryptik Coats Facade of 324 Grand Street with New Mural

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The black coating of 324 Grand Street (east of Orchard) last week was not a final paint job, but rather the start of an art piece. The head-to-toe mural is the handiwork of street artist Cryptik, who has been sky high imparting his freestyle calligraphy to the masonry. In his own words, the Southern California-based […]

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Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Last modified September 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side. Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the […]

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