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Uncapped: The Unseen Letters of PG and His Tribute to DONDI

Posted September 27, 2018 at 5:08 am

In December of 1998, PG (George Torres aka PGism) sent a letter to NAT KOA. It was a tribute letter to DONDI and in it was a simple request: On November 4, 1999, PG tragically died. He was only 36. A son, a brother and a father; the proverbial glue that kept a half-dozen graffiti […]

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Uncapped: The Great Debate of Street Art vs. Graffiti [INTERVIEW]

Last modified May 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

BBU’ers. How’s it going? Figured it was time for a debate with someone other than myself on the topic of Street Art vs. Graffiti. When the most prolific train-era bombers and wall-writers are boothing it up at art fairs or stacking Gs in galleries, is graffiti dead? I had to know. So, I gathered a […]

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Uncapped: Piecing Together Golden Era Trains

Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:06 am

Back in the day, photographing graffiti-sheathed subway trains in their full glory was a rarity, save for the infamous shots snapped by Martha Cooper, John Conn, or Henry Chalfant. Every now and again you run into (thanks, in part, to social media) a person whose passion is to do what they did, yet comes up short […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with the Legendary AUDIE U5

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

This latest installment of Uncapped is more than a year in the making, and we are stoked to have Audie U5 join us. BOWERY BOOGIE: Audie U5. Welcome to the series. Instead of the cherished and/or default “what do you write?” how about, why do you write “Audie?” Audie U5: Always Undeniably Dope In Everything!  Nah, […]

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Uncapped: Connecting with New York Street Bomber ‘Easy’

Last modified February 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

Finally. An interview almost a year in the making for a man whose name currently sells on canvas for $5,000. He is easily (no pun intended) the most prolific bomber in NYC. Boogie faithful please welcome, EASY to our Uncapped series. Bowery Boogie: Thanks for joining us.  I cannot think of one person in the graffiti […]

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Bronx Graffiti Writer ‘NEAR KGB’ Dies

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:53 pm

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what?  We don’t know. A reader sent in the following message and suspects that drugs may have played a part. This has not been verified, though: Sadly […]

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These Spray-Painted Subway Train Light Fixtures are on Display at ‘Tunnel Lights’ Exhibit Tonight

Posted November 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

We have a little rounding up to do since our graff baby Uncapped: Beneath the Paint series has blossomed into a movement. Hosting shows that The Source magazine covered. Twice. Writing for international websites, curating events, etc. We are kind of a big deal. Can I say that about us? Yeah, why not. Later tonight, Bowery […]

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Uncapped: From Kazakhstan to Queens with RESA

Posted November 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

The Uncapped graffiti series is back this week with a spotlight on RESA – an extremely talented artist whose story may resonate with A LOT of female artists. To Queens we go. BOWERY BOOGIE: Welcome RESA. RESA: Thank you for having me. BB: Tell us a bit about yourself. RESA: I was born in Queens and […]

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Hanging at the ‘Training Days’ Graffiti Show [RECAP]

Posted August 3, 2016 at 5:17 am

Oh, what a night. A huge thank you to all who came out to show love and support at the Training Days show, a culmination of sorts for our ongoing Uncapped series. We had an amazing time, one that so many are still talking about, so we figured we’d share some pics on whatcha missed if you […]

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Uncapped: Back to the Train Yards with the Legendary DUSTER UA

Posted July 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

My fellow readers! It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a dope rhyme to step to. We are BACK. It’s summer, the walls are primed, the paint’s been purchased, and we are doing big things with our Uncapped re-up. Head to Lovecraft on Avenue B tomorrow; we’re having a show!  One of the […]

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