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07.18.14 Aymann Ismail

Over the last few weeks, KET, Vor138, Rubin415, Bisco Smith and others treated nine5 gallery’s white walls as blank canvases. Last night, ANIMAL joined the party to check out the finished work at the “Group Ink” show. The finished art, dubbed “uncurated, unregulated, and unsellable” by the gallery press release, was a bright congregation of tags and colorful indoor murals. “It’s not […]

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10.09.13 Bucky Turco

There’s all sorts of theories on why Banksy’s NYC-based Better Out Than In work is getting stomped out so quickly. According to one “graffiti historian,” writers don’t like Banksy’s art because he’s “pandering to the mainstream.” But that’s not it, graffiti has always attempted to poke its stick into the mainstream, even while its participants–for […]

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08.24.12 Bucky Turco

Undeterred by his last mural getting buffed by the man, graffiti artist Alan KET is once again creating provocative work for the public. This time he teamed up with fellow writers BRUZ SIN, SKINZ and NOC167 to paint a Queens rooftop visible from the 7 train. The petrol-themed piece is capped off by the words […]

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07.25.12 Bucky Turco

A politically-charged mural in Inwood that spelled the word “Murderers” and criticized many issues and organizations — the NYPD included — was painted over only days after it went up. And it wasn’t a paint a crew that that did the buffing, it was plainclothes police officers from the 34th Precinct reports DNA Info. The […]

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