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03.05.15 Prachi Gupta

The hideous billboard that displays Justin Bieber’s fake beefed-up body over Houston Street just got egged, figuratively speaking. Bieber, a renowned egger himself, has been the face of Calvin Klein for a couple of months — but this particular poster was brand new. Now it is dotted with bright yellow paint. We have no idea […]

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11.25.14 Rhett Jones

A controversial painting by Banksy depicting Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ parents) unable to reach Bethlehem because of the Israeli- Gaza separation wall, has reared it’s head once again. Made in 2005, the artwork keeps being passed around each year as his “new Christmas card.” This time it’s ringing in the season on a billboard in Atlanta. […]

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09.04.13 Kyle Petreycik

The newest commissioned artwork for the High Line Billboard was recently unveiled. Chosen for the billboard was “Waking“, a 1984 image featuring the collaborative artist duo Gilbert & George surrounded on both sides by various young men, many of whom are wearing rather garish makeup, and are accompanied by several expressive splotches of color. The entire stained […]

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03.14.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Yarn-bombing street diva Olek strikes again, this time bedecking a giant billboard in Oakland with her token neon pink crochet camo and a flirty statement: Boys! According to her Twitter, this is “The first crocheted billboard ever!” which is really not all that shocking, considering the painstaking effort it must have taken to cover the […]

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04.09.12 Marina Galperina

“How are you feeling?” David Shrigley asks from his billboard by the High Line at West 18th. Not so good, apparently. The artist for whom I hold an unprofessional level of admiration erected a monument to universal bad feelings. Who isn’t “insecure” and “trapped,” right? There are two primary ways to experience this piece as you stroll down […]

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12.06.11 Marina Galperina

Here are some merry gents from the Czech Republic who observed a gigantic, mechanically rotating, three-sided billboard and saw a prime opportunity for an unauthorized DIY carousel. Watch ’em climb, hoist themselves down with some rope and spin.  […]

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Marina Galperina

Since David Byrne shoved a moaning planet under the High Line, we’ve been waiting for another festive spruce-up and you can’t really get more festive than a giant $100,000 dollar bill, thanks to the never-boring art stalwart John Baldessari. Excellent. Also, nauseating. […]

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02.25.11 Marina Galperina

That exploitative anti-abortion billboard in SoHo has been taken down by Lamar Outdoor advertising company after public outrage. The child model’s mom was “devastated” and surprised by the billboard because she “would never endorse something like that” and wants an apology. However, the anti-reproductive rights group Life Always still owns the stock photo of six-year-old […]

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11.09.09 Will Sherman

Over the summer, Calvin Klein erected an orgy-themed billboard on Houston Street that drew some extra attention thanks to the Daily News reporting on the faux-controversy. Months later, the jeans and underwear company has put up a new ad imbued with an extra dose of sex to ensure the same result. The newspaper hit Houston […]

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06.25.09 Will Sherman

Weeks after the iconic DKNY ad at Broadway and Houston Street was covered in a dung-like shade of brown, the corner’s transformation is complete. In a matter of hours today, painters finished off the wall with the logo for the Ohio-based surf clothing company Hollister, ready for their store opening in July. Photos by Bowery […]

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