Rag & Bone

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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Nick Kuszyk Paints ‘Robot Art’ on Rag & Bone’s Wall

Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

With the Bowery graffiti wall boarded up and out of commission for the foreseeable future, Rag & Bone across the way certainly benefits. Its own curated canvas on the Elizabeth Street facade now stands alone in this space. Temporarily. And a new mural… Nick Kuszyk swooped in this week to erase and replace Boy Kong’s […]

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Orlando’s Boy Kong is Painting a New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

Federico Massa has been deposed from Elizabeth Street. His fish-themed mural held court on the Rag & Bone wall for about three weeks before falling prey to the paint roller. And already there’s a replacement. But of course; the Houston/Project rages on. Next up is Orlando-based artist Boy Kong, who spent much of yesterday imparting […]

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Federico Massa Paints Fish Face for Rag & Bone

Posted May 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

Joe Hill’s dimension-defying mural at Rag & Bone is now gone. It’s been replaced. Whitewashed and rebranded over the weekend. His optical illusion at 73 East Houston lasted about three weeks. The high-end boutique instead said go fish, and came up with Italian artist Federico Massa. As such, the new piece is a sea-going affair […]

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Rag & Bone Taps Joe Hill for 3D Mural on Elizabeth Street Wall

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

After a brief wheat-paste flirtation with its own advertising, Rag & Bone has instead returned to murals at its East Houston store. It’s a canvas anew. This time around, the fancy-shmancy boutique tapped the talent of artist Joe Hill to create a 3D anamorphic street painting on the Elizabeth wall. The result is an eye-grabbing […]

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Street Artist LUDO Paints Rag & Bone Mural on Elizabeth Street

Posted February 18, 2014 at 6:03 am

Artist Yoon Hyup only had a monthlong residency on Elizabeth Street before Rag & Bone decided it was time. The trendy boutique whitewashed the Keith Haring-esque paintwork last week to make way for the next artist in its ongoing Houston/Project street art series. And this mural is a bit more racy. Rag & Bone tapped […]

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Korean Artist Yoon Hyup Paints Newest Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted January 9, 2014 at 6:03 am

Rag & Bone’s pseudo publicity stunt of employing former 5Pointz guru Meres One to paint their Elizabeth Street wall in December has come to its inevitable conclusion. After a month-long tenure, the collection of lightbulb characters was whitewashed earlier this week in preparation for the newest entrant in the Houston/Project series. The next artist at […]

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Then and Now: Unique Tenement Fire Escapes on Elizabeth Street

Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

268 Elizabeth Street has long been a favorite, mainly due to its unique network of fire escapes. The ironwork on this pre-war construction somewhat resembles something out of New Orleans… What’s equally awesome is that this building has remained almost unchanged in over a century. Now check out this photograph by Lewis Hines from 1912. […]

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