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

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

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Tribeca institution Postmasters Gallery is opening a show called #WCW (@womencrushwednesday) on Wednesday, July 22nd. The show, curated by Postmasters founder Magda Sawon, gathers works with female subjects from a disparate group of artists on the loose theme of the ubiquitous social media phenomenon. Sawon quotes the International Business Times for the show’s epigram: “‘WCW’ […]

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For “Listen In,” we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks. When rapper Your Old Droog‘s first mixtape dropped in June 2014, it stirred up a flurry of conspiracy theories […]

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