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11.24.10 Marina Galperina

Here’s Kenny Scharf a few minutes ago getting started on the freshly bombed and buffed mural wall on Houston Street. It doesn’t look like anything yet, sans one of his signature characters, but a little dude was heard exclaiming “Yay! A clown!” Kenny Scharf’s daughter Malia and crew were on site videographing the mural-making for […]

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11.23.10 Bucky Turco

TWIST and crew’s tag-filled masterpiece on Houston Street has has officially been bombed, hard! In photos posted on flickr earlier today, one brave young soul is seen painting a monster SACE tribute, in the middle of the goddamn day and presumably without permission using a fire extinguisher, while cameras snapped away. UPDATE: Semi-legal. […]

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11.15.10 Bucky Turco

With the exception of a few tags, no prominent graffiti writers have bombed the Deitch wall that TWIST and company spray pained months ago in the Lower East Village, but there has been plenty of John and Jane Doe’s leaving their mark—Tumblrs included. It’s kind of ironic that vandals have mostly respected the wall, while […]

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11.11.10 Marina Galperina

To complement his Street Art and Graffiti MoCA Extravaganza coming in April 2011, gone-west curator/critic Jeffrey Deitch is releasing a new book – Art in the Streets. It will feature a long chronology of graffiti and street art that his sort have figured out how to sell, from Jean-Michel Basquiat on, but do we really need […]

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09.08.10 Bucky Turco

The night TWIST and crew tagged the Deitch wall it was action packed. After a car flipped a block away, the NYPD moved in to shut down traffic and question the writers just as they were hitting the spot above the wall. Watch as the officer motions them to come down and they keep painting […]

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09.07.10 Bucky Turco

A self-described “motivational artist” was posted up by TWIST’s Deitch wall on Saturday with a basket of scrolls for sale. Although he wasn’t sure who did the tags, he was very appreciate of the foot traffic it’s bringing. And he’s right, in the few minutes I was standing there with him, he sold two at […]

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08.31.10 Bucky Turco

Less than 24 hours after Team TWIST completed the Deitch wall, the tags they did way above the mural were promptly painted over by workers. Apparently, that part of the building is for ad projecting, not art! (Photo: Jim Kiernan) […]

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08.30.10 Bucky Turco

TWIST and company finished the mural that is likely to breed outrage, anarchy and cliché news narratives questioning whether graffiti is art. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Bucky Turco

Celebrating handstyles and the type of graffiti the public hates most, TWIST aka Barry McGee, AMAZE and crew (shout out to CHINO) bombed the newly prepped Deitch wall on Houston Street and Bowery with hundreds of one color red tags. They began work around midnight and as of 3AM or so, this is what the […]

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08.26.10 Bucky Turco

Poof! Although it was supposed to stay up until the end of the year, Shepard Fairey’s May Day mural on Houston Street is gone reports EV Grieve. On Wednesday, workers dismantled what was left of the illegally built wheatpasted wall that suffered numerous attacks during its four month life. Now, the question on everyone’s mind: […]

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