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06.24.13 Marina Galperina

Just now, the ceremonial repainting of the Bowery Wall has begun. Next up on the highly trafficked spot — graffiti artists REVOK (Los Angeles) and POSE (Chicago). Coincidentally, REVOK and POSE have a show at Jonathan Levine opening on June 29th. They’ll begin soon. It’s too hot to paint during the day. Go home. We’ll update you […]

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03.15.13 Aymann Ismail

Just days after buffing the Martha Cooper tribute mural before starting on his own, CRASH worked on the Bowery mural for a few days and now he’s done. See him apply the finishing touches in our photos. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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11.06.12 Marina Galperina

After working for a few days on graffiti twin duo HOW and NOSM have completed their hurricane-themed mural on the Bowery that resembles the prophetically entitled “Storm Predictions” print they just released, and it unfolds itself as an intricate, surrealistic, narrative tapestry. See what you want in the bloody mouths of toothy fish, in the […]

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11.05.12 Marina Galperina

Since graffiti twin duo HOW and NOSM started on the mural on Bowery fresh after the departure of Hurricane Sandy last Friday, it’s looking fantastic. ANIMAL popped by yesterday our regular stomping grounds to check on the progress, catching the artists at work. We’re noticing several surreal allusions to the recent events within their complex, hyper-detailed design — rising water, […]

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10.26.11 Bucky Turco

FAILE, the Brooklyn-based art collective and maker of street art prayer wheels, has begun breathing some life back into the Bowery Wall on Houston Street, after JR’s decidedly flat piece that really only looked interesting when there was a hurricane in town. Their piece is still not complete, but it’s getting close. (Photo: 12ozProphet) […]

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08.29.11 Bucky Turco

Adding to the devastation caused by ‘Irene’s’ NYC stopover, is this shocking photogtraph taken at the Bowery Mural early Sunday. The rainfall mercilessly drenched JR’s work to the point that Kenny Scharf’s mural appeared to be making a comeback. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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06.23.11 Bucky Turco

Kenny Scharf doesn’t have to worry about graffiti writers spray painting his Bowery Mural anymore, now it’s French street artist JR’s turn. In stark contrast to the latter’s brightly colored drippy faces, the $100k TED prize winner installed one of his signature, boring, oversized photo pieces of DJ Two Bears’ eyes that is just about […]

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03.16.11 Bucky Turco

After enjoying a relatively long reprieve from vandalism, the Bowery Mural has once again been enhanced. According to LES mainstay Clayton Patterson, graffiti writer and Keith Haring collaborator who has never been given due credit, LAII, tagged the wall sometime last week. He says Team Scharf quickly fixed it. Then on Monday night, REMO once […]

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02.04.11 Bucky Turco

Destroying private property is very very bad and we’d never ever advocate any kind of unlawful activity, but hypothetically speaking, the two cameras installed to guard a wall and surveill the public on Houston Street at the Bowery could easily be incapacitated. All someone would need is some basic items and probably a step stool […]

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01.31.11 Bucky Turco

January 29th: Mural fixed, again! (Photo: David Boyle/flickr) This weekend, Kenny Scharf worked on his mural and voila! It’s all restored and ready to be bombed again. Just kidding, there’s cameras and now, according to EV Grieve, a 24-hour security guard, so one will ever hit it again. Just passing its two month anniversary, this […]

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