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12.23.14 Bucky Turco

Murals honoring fallen police officers and victims of police violence were recently painted by graffiti and street artists in Manhattan and Bushwick. The tributes — commissioned by the L.I.S.A (Little Italy Street Art) Project — were done by Cassius Fouler and Bishop 203. “We wanted to do something that would make people take a moment […]

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10.17.14 Bucky Turco

Earlier this year, a for-profit company named Wat-aah! staged a very public press conference with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote its high-end brand of bottled water, which is marketed to children with street art. “Wat-aah!’s mission is to make water undeniably cool and desirable among kids,” reads their about page on their Facebook. The company […]

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09.11.14 Aymann Ismail

Subway graffiti pioneers CRASH and DAZE have just finished their collaborative mural on Mulberry Street for the L.I.S.A. Project. Both started painting trains in the mid to late 70s and by the 80s, were part of a small handful of artists who were able to transition from transit property to the galleries. To this day, they […]

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08.18.14 Bucky Turco

World renowned street artist Shepard Fairey is putting up a 30×40 foot mural on the Bowery starting today. Like most of his work, it’s likely to be very mundane, which is bad for New York, but great for the L.I.S.A. Project, as the organization looks to attract more and more high profile artists. (Image: Marina […]

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06.16.14 Bucky Turco

There’s a wall on Kenmare Street off Mulberry Street that’s so heavily bombed, it looks more like a section of the Berlin Wall in its last days than your typical NYC graffiti. The sheer amount of spray paint appears as if it took years to accumulate, with layers upon layers of tags and throw-ups applied […]

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