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On Saturday, renowed interventionist and public art veteran Ron English finished up his mural at the Houston Bowery Wall. It’s a patchwork American flag comprised of the many corporate parodies he has done over the past two decades as unsanctioned billboards or paintings, punctuated by a very angry-looking Hulk-like toddler. I asked him why he […]

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On Friday, OG urban artist Ron English began to roll-out his work on the Houston-Bowery Wall, literally. Perched on a scissor lift with two assistants, he could be seen busily slathering the surface with wheatpaste and gluing up panels that depict some of his most iconic (and potentially polarizing) Popaganda imagery. One of the pieces […]

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After months of renovations by Goldman Properties, the new and improved Bowery Wall has been unveiled. On Friday, noted billboard liberator and POPaganda painter Ron English will begin embellishing the legendary location that has featured the very public work of dozens of artists, some done without permission, over the decades. English offered a tease on […]

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After completing the largest 360 degree mural ever earlier this month, Sao Paulo-born duo Os Gêmeos will see their legendary 2009 piece at Houston and Bowery unveiled to the public one last time. The owners of the property say construction of a new wall, which is part of a larger development plan at the site, will begin after […]

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Someone went over COPE2’s Bowery Wall mural, but this time it wasn’t a writer seeking fame. It was Goldman Properties, who owns the spot. This weekend, Goldman Properties erected scaffolding in front of the entire wall, to prepare for construction at the former location of Billy’s Antiques. Plans indicate that the new building will be 28 […]

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After a brief hiccup by way of a paint-filled fire extinguisher, New York City graffiti artist COPE2 completed his freestyle production on the Bowery Wall last night. As of 10AM this morning, it was still perfectly intact, but with all the controversy and haters the legendary writer attracts, it’s virtually guaranteed that it will undergo […]

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Last night, someone went over COPE2‘s still-in-progress Bowery Wall with the word “snitch,” painting it in black fire-extinguisher lettering. When we arrived at the wall this morning, the writer was on a scissor lift fixing the work while iconic photographer Martha Cooper took photos. COPE2 appeared unfazed by the ragging. “It ain’t no thing,” he […]

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Notorious graffiti bomber and artist COPE2 has begun painting the Bowery Wall, following Maya Hayuck’s takeover. The Bronx-born writer hopes to be finished by Tuesday and told ANIMAL that he didn’t sketch anything out and was planned on freestyling the whole thing. Here’s what it looked like as of 3pm today. (Photo: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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This afternoon, artist Maya Hayuk finished painting her drippy, eye-popping mural for the Bowery Wall that she started on Sunday. While applying a protective clear coat over the work, she shrugged off the light vandalism it underwent earlier this week. “It’s as much of a destination for me to have arrived on this wall as […]

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‪On Sunday, artist Maya Hayuk told ANIMAL that it will take her several days to paint the Bowery Wall, depending on the weather. She said she wasn’t all that worried if it gets defaced. Last night, her still unfinished mural was tagged by RODA, which is a departure from tradition, as graffiti writers usually wait […]

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