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09.19.14 Bucky Turco

The image you see above is a print depicting a soldier getting tied up and disarmed by a race of tiny, round-headed creatures decked out in primary colors. Inspired by the 18th century classic novel Gulliver’s Travels, the art first existed as a sizable mural in Brooklyn (at Waterbury & Meserole Streets). It was painted […]

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08.28.14 Bucky Turco

About three weeks after Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Protective Edge and invaded Palestine, Brooklyn-based street art duo Icy and Sot painted a pro-Gaza mural on a wall provided by the Bushwick Collective. Entitled “Rocket vs Rock,” the image shows a giant-like Palestinian freedom fighter — not outfitted in Hamas colors — emerging out of […]

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04.11.14 Bucky Turco

Last week, ANIMAL attended “Birth of a Nation,” an ironically titled group show referencing D. W. Griffith’s notorious KKK propaganda film of the same name. It took place at the Exit Room Gallery in Brooklyn and features the work of LNY, Mata Ruda, NDA, Sonni, and Icy & Sot, collectively calling themselves Ñewmerica — an unpretentious, likeminded […]

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12.26.13 Bucky Turco

Icy and Sot, a stencil-painting duo from Iran who amateur street art spotters often confuse with Banksy, recently painted an anti-gun mural in the Lower East Side, depicting a child erasing a very inexpensive assault weapon made for giants. It’s located right next to Epstein’s Bar on Allen Steet. According to Bowery Boogie, the wall […]

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