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07.16.13 Bucky Turco

In what has to be one of the most unique tributes ever, a crew of almost two dozen graffiti artists paid respect to NEKST–a highly influential writer who passed away–by painting his name in their own unique styles, resulting in a blocks long collaboration in Brooklyn. We documented the aftermath, but here’s some video footage […]

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06.26.13 Aymann Ismail

REVOK and POSE are making steady progress on the Bowery Wall. Here’s what it looked like as of this afternoon. One thing that’s noticeably absent are the artists. As we noted, the Mad Society Kings will be working on their mural mostly at night cause it’s just too damn muggy and hot. (Photos: Aymann Islamil/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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06.24.13 Marina Galperina

Just now, the ceremonial repainting of the Bowery Wall has begun. Next up on the highly trafficked spot — graffiti artists REVOK (Los Angeles) and POSE (Chicago). Coincidentally, REVOK and POSE have a show at Jonathan Levine opening on June 29th. They’ll begin soon. It’s too hot to paint during the day. Go home. We’ll update you […]

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09.14.09 Will Sherman

SABER hasn’t said much publicly since the federally-funded attack on his LA River mural, until now. After spying on the whitewashing work from afar, the Los Angeles-based graffiti writer actually felt “a calming sense of accomplishment” and went home and made some prints to sell you, saying “After I got back home from the river […]

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09.08.09 Will Sherman

It turns out that SABER’s giant LA River piece was whitewashed with nearly a million dollars of economic stimulus funding. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, BJD Resourcing was awarded an $837,000 contract to clean up graffiti along Los Angeles’ drains and ditches. While touting the creation of eight new jobs, the US […]

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09.04.09 Will Sherman

SABER’s massive LA River piece, one of the biggest illegal roller paintings in the world, is gone. Allegedly taking a year and a half to complete, the MSK graffiti writer’s masterpiece has been painted white in a fraction of the time. Jump for the legendary painting in its original unfaded glory. |Known Gallery| […]

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08.05.09 Will Sherman

Following the memorials painted high above Times Square and blasted across Deitch Projects come more graffiti tributes to the late Dash Snow. MSK graffiti writer NEKST recently painted this massive SACER piece on a downtown Chicago rooftop. |Known Gallery| […]

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06.25.09 Will Sherman

MSK ups the ante, offering 12 bottles of ink, 20 empty mops, and 12 more cans of spraypaint on top of the 100 they’re already offering whoever rats out the vandal that’s dissing their work. |Known Gallery| […]

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06.24.09 Will Sherman

What’s the best way to catch someone who’s splashing paint on your legal graffiti murals? You could always hire some stealthy papparazi to stake out your walls or you could pull a police manual tactic and post a reward for information. REVOK of MSK is offering “100 cans for real info as to the identity […]

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06.12.09 Will Sherman

After last week’s photo of an abbreviated roller off the Williamsburg Bridge comes this colossal piece in Atlanta, where NEKST, HENSE and SEVER covered the long side of a warehouse with enormous varsity letters. |12oz| […]

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