Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone, Area Gentrifier, Commissions Anti-Gentrification Mural with Clash Imagery

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s a mural that’ll no doubt stir the pot. Rag & Bone, a store that replaced Cafe Colonial in 2010 and further contributed to area hyper-gentrification, just commissioned a new anti-gentrification mural for its art wall. Street artist Dan Whedon (aka Omni NYC) borrowed imagery from the seminal Clash album London Calling in which Paul Simonon […]

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LES Street Artist Ori Carino Paints New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Lower East Side native, Ori Carino, just painted an excellent new mural on the facade of Rag & Bone. The street artist put the finishing touches of paintwork earlier this week, and it’s easily one of the better additions to this space in recent months. Carino frequently throws up murals around the neighborhood, including a […]

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Kevin Lyons Paints Kooky Monster Mural for Rag & Bone

Last modified October 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

The season turns, and with it the artwork on display at the Rag & Bone outpost just off the Bowery. Buff Monster’s prior output has been, well, buffed and a new artist in step to fill the void. Expounding on the overall monster-on-canvas theme – in time for Halloween, of course – graphic designer Kevin […]

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Buff Monster Paints Cycloptic Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

Buff Monster is on a roll. Within the last month, the popular street artist has imparted at least three high-profile murals on the walls of the Lower East Side. A week after painting an enormous piece on the warehouse at 125 Chrystie Street – one block from his artist studio – the street artist returns […]

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It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

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Artist Alexis Diaz Paints Hyper-Detailed Skull Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:05 am

As of this week, there is a new mural on the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone. The consensus seems to be that the heart-and-skull artwork arguably outshines most everything that’s appeared on this wall since the boutique first instituted the Houston/Project. Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz spent much of the last week […]

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This Graffiti Writer is Spreading the Message that ‘Not All Cops Are Bad Cops’

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:38 am

In the wake of the execution-style murder of two policemen in Bedford Stuyvesant and the bevy of anti-cop resentment lately, one graffiti writer is out there with a pro-NYPD message. DJ Pumpkin – a prolific tagger across the Lower East Side – is spraying  surfaces with the note “Not all cops are bad cops.” We first […]

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Street Artist Jerkface Gets ‘Peanuts’ with Snoopy Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

More faceless street art for Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston. Coming off the mural of a faceless Richie Rich surrounded by his wealth, the Jerkface-Green Villain collaborative combo returns with more pop-culture paintwork. The street artist spent last week imparting round 2 of its apparent Rag & Bone residency. This time around, it’s […]

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This Naked Man Had a Bad Drug Trip on Elizabeth Street

Posted October 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

An early morning walk this past Friday (8:30am) yielded this strange, yet sad encounter. An African American man was lying bareback on the sidewalk outside Rag & Bone on Elizabeth Street, pants at his ankles. H was buck naked, with schlong in hand, and yelling unpleasantness. Turns out the guy was tripping balls, his possessions […]

Jerkface Paints Richie Rich Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

While the Goldman graffiti wall parties like its 2009, the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone has some new color. The upscale boutique tapped the services of street artist Jerkface (and Green Villain), who specializes in pop-culture paintwork. He’s also quite active in the neighborhood these days, having painted a Homer Simpson piece on […]

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