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On the Bowery, a Memorial Mural on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted September 7, 2021 at 5:06 am

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks just days away, a tribute mural is now on display on the Bowery. Prolific photographer and artist Adrian Wilson used his perennial roll-down canvas at 246 Bowery as dedication to the fallen victims of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. “I wanted to commemorate the […]

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Henry Street Campers Paint Community Mural on Ludlow Street

Last modified September 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

It’s nice to see a grassroots, community-led mural go up for a change. Indeed, the With the coordination of the 7th Precinct, the Henry Street Settlement this month teamed with the Thrive Collective youth art program – under leadership of Toofly – to impart some color on the Ludlow Street wall popularized by a Nick […]

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Flower Pop Mural on Grand Street for the Benefit of LES Organizations

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:06 am

A bouquet of life for the southerly corner of Grand and Suffolk. This flowery pop of color on the Seward Park Co-op retail complex is courtesy of artist Morgan Everhart. As it were, the mural is a blooming homage to the community’s perseverance through the struggles and hardships of the pandemic. And it directly supports […]

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Timothy Goodman Gets ‘New York’ with Rag & Bone Mural

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:04 am

Designer and muralist, Timothy Goodman, wrapped his latest piece yesterday just off the Bowery. The Rag & Bone fashion boutique tapped Goodman to impart artwork on its Elizabeth Street facade. This latest scrawls “New York” in different typefaces more than a dozen times. And it’s his second outing at the wall in the last four […]

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On the Lower East Side, a Tribute to Soccer Great Maradona

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

Soccer fans the world over continue to mourn the loss of legendary Diego Maradona. He died last Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 60. Here on the Lower East Side, a twenty-foot mural of the man in Mechanics Alley has become a de-facto memorial. The black-and-white profile, painted by BKFOXX as part […]

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The ‘Supreme Loser’ on the Bowery

Posted November 13, 2020 at 5:04 am

Earlier this week, downtown skatewear company, Supreme, sold for an uncanny $2.1 billion. Now, the street responds. Just up the block from Supreme headquarters in the Germania Bank Building, a new mural at 246 Bowery mocks with the statement – Supreme Loser. Using the red box logo and white Futura Heavy Oblique font the apparel […]

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Bowery Mural Wall Gets ‘Woke’

Posted September 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

With turnover imminent at the Bowery Mural Wall, a familiar street artist tagged the space into submission. It happened in broad daylight yesterday. Dude going by Pork New York once again brought out the fire extinguisher. This time spraying the word “Woke” in script lettering atop the remains of Tomokazu Matsuyama’s piece. (Woke meaning alert […]

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Chinatown Mural Project Brings ‘Noodles’ to Mosco Street

Posted August 6, 2020 at 5:02 am

After tossing around the idea of a neighborhood street art program the last few years, I can finally say the Chinatown Mural Project is live. In the face of gentrification I had wanted for years to put up culturally appropriate murals around Chinatown depicting Chinese culture and the everyday life of Chinatown residents. (The “88 Gates” […]

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The Brewing Turf War over Plywood Protest Art in SoHo [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm

A turf war is brewing in the SoHo art world. To wit, who owns the art of rebellion that ensconced the commercial plywood in the aftermath of protests and looting? SoHo looked like a toy town in pristine condition during most of the Covid-19 shutdown. For many residents, the minimalist sense of calm harkened back […]

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Sixteen Years on, Quality Mending Bids Farewell to Prince Street with a Blue Cap Salute

Last modified June 24, 2020 at 10:44 am

Vintage clothing shop, Quality Mending, is moving on from Prince Street with a Blue Cap salute to the neighborhood, as well as one last artwall project that they hope will inspire the community to get out the vote and, as their new project promotes, #BlueHatsforChange. Like many long-standing small businesses around the city, Quality Mending owner Oliver […]

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