Nick Walker

Atop the Hotel on Rivington, Street Art Takes Hold

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s not just nightlife tune-ups, the Hotel on Rivington is seemingly trying to reinvent itself. Last month, we noted the nightlife reboot on premise. The Shanghai-themed lounge, Jia (formerly Viktor & Spoils), and an as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant in the adjacent space. Both are by the collective hand of Roberto Buchelli (Beautique, Provocateur) and Corey Lane (partner […]

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Vandal’s Touch: Nick Walker Adds New Stencil to Forsyth Street Condo Development Site

Last modified April 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

With the concrete skeleton hulking behind, the plywood fence at the Nativity Mission condo site on Forsyth Street now has a Vandal’s touch. No, we’re not talking about that bullshit Bowery restaurant. Rather, the dapper character work of street artist Nick Walker. The Bristol-based artist last week stenciled a one-story version of the Vandal pouring […]

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Nick Walker’s Eldridge Street ‘Vandal’ is Erased

Posted September 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

The dapper Vandal of Eldridge Street is no more. He’s now permanently hidden behind a veneer of maroon paint. Indeed, within the last couple weeks, the photogenic mural was completely erased from the building facade. Almost three years to the day after its inception, no less. The Vandal had been the work of prolific street […]

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Artist Bradley Theodore Paints a Skeletal Nick Wooster for Hotel Chantelle

Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

Bradley Theodore is all over the Lower East Side these days. Williamsburg Pizza still sports its unscathed Terry Richardson skeleton, recent controversy notwithstanding (allegations of sexual assault against models); Clinton Street newcomer Marm Cafe has a skull of its own behind their countertop; and Mission Cantina had one for about a day before the artist […]

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Nick Walker is Painting a Vandal Mural Outside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:04 am

Nick Walker is back in action on the Lower East Side after a notable absence. This time around, he is imparting some trademark dapper “vandalism” to the Allen Street facade of Epstein’s. The Bristol-based graffiti artist spent the last couple days stenciling over the Icy & Sot mural that lived here for the last few […]

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Nick Walker’s ‘Heart Vandal’ Mural on Ludlow is Vandalized Yet Again

Posted November 11, 2013 at 6:11 am

Here we go again. The year-old Nick Walker “Heart Vandal” stencil on the Ludlow facade of The DL has been targeted and desecrated yet again. This latest graffiti attack against the Bristol-based street artist comes after an incident-free period of four months. What began earlier this week as an addition of silver-colored gesture lines graduated […]

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The DL Finally Fixes Nick Walker’s ‘Heart Vandal’ on Ludlow

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:15 am

Better late than never. The DL finally got around to repairing the vandalized “Heart Vandal” on its Ludlow facade. Stenciled by Nick Walker in June 2012, the mural has seen its fair share of haters. On the regular, too. This last desecration with green paint seemed like the final straw, as it took the hated […]

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The DL Gives Up On Nick Walker’s ‘Heart Vandal’

Posted March 22, 2013 at 6:16 am

It appears as though the DL has given up on Nick Walker.

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Nick Walker’s “Heart Vandal” on Ludlow Vandalized Once More

Last modified February 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Fact of life – perpetual crosshairs remain fixated on Nick Walker’s “Heart Vandal” on Ludlow Street. Last night, a tagger sprayed “Earth is Paradise” across the entirety of the stenciled artwork, which was initially commissioned by hated nightspot The DL. This green-lettered vandalism arrives just a few weeks after the last such instance. Let’s see how […]

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Nick Walker’s “Heart Vandal” Cleaned Up and Restored

Last modified January 23, 2013 at 6:51 am

The Nick Walker “Heart Vandal” has been restored.

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