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Within this 12-year run, minus a few distractions, ANIMAL has afforded me an unprecedented opportunity to throw art parties, get a tiny bit of free shit — we totally should have asked PR firms for more stuff — and most importantly, promote hundreds and hundreds of artists. Although I like to think of ANIMAL as […]

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Cernesto in Chinatown. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile JCORP. Name/Alias: JCORP / JC♥RP / J Decade you were born in: Early 1990s (when Sailor Moon first came out!). City you currently live: Brooklyn, NY. Drugs or natural highs? Both! How did you get your name? ‘J’ […]

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In an era where we buy “custom” products off of a conveyor belt, Taber Nash of Nash Motorcycle Company is doing something beyond special. He owns a small business, which creates custom, one-of-a-kind motorcycles. A true proponent of “doing what you love”, his unique pieces are slowly being recognized worldwide. Nash is another perfect example […]

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Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. For this edition, Lawrence Mesich explains his video sculpture “Distributed Risk,” a commentary on the financial crisis. The image in my head for Distributed Risk was the facade of One Court Square stretched across four successively smaller […]

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Kyle, West Village. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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A dangerous mix of poetry and street art appears in Tribeca. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Last month, ANIMAL reported on Istvan Kantor, a Neoist artist who tagged a mattress that was part of an installation by fellow artist Nelson Saiers at The Hole Shop. Kantor, signed the name “Monty Cantsin” on Saiers’ work, a moniker he has been using to disrupt the art world since the 1970s. The police were […]

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Maxwell, Bowery. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Insurgo x Hunt Rodriguez, Bushwick. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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