Rag & Bone

The Faux Rag & Bone Video Store Ad Mural

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

With hipsters and millennials fiending for analog media like vinyl and cassette tapes, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if VHS movies were to stage a comeback as well. But no, there’s not actually a “video store coming soon” here. It’s Matt Starr’s contribution to the Rag & Bone mural wall on Elizabeth and Houston […]

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RIP Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon (OMNI), Passed Away in Elizabeth Street Apartment

Last modified February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

The old school graffiti community is coming together to mourn the loss this week of fallen comrade Dan Whedon. Whedon, a member of the “156 Crew” whose tag-name was OMNI, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Elizabeth Street apartment on Monday. His exact age is unknown, but thought to be in […]

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Rag & Bone Closes 2 of its East Houston Stores for Remodeling

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

Several weeks ago, Rag & Bone closed down two of its three contiguous stores near East Houston and Elizabeth Streets. The high-end boutique is not leaving the Lower East Side, though. On the contrary, we’re told that Rag & Bone is instead remodeling the two spaces (formerly Cafe Colonial). The tune-up is in tandem with […]

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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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