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04.20.15 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, renowed interventionist and public art veteran Ron English finished up his mural at the Houston Bowery Wall. It’s a patchwork American flag comprised of the many corporate parodies he has done over the past two decades as unsanctioned billboards or paintings, punctuated by a very angry-looking Hulk-like toddler. I asked him why he […]

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10.02.13 Bucky Turco

Banksy pieces don’t last long in New York. There will be no debates about preserving his work and no time to chisel it out off the wall he painted on, like in most cities. Here, his work suffers a quick death by way of tagging, modification and ultimately, an all out buffing. Below is what’s left […]

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09.03.13 Bucky Turco

To help promote its new bike lot and outdoor public art spot, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will unveil a new mural by KAWS on Wednesday. According to the official press release: [T]he new park transforms an empty, underutilized lot into a new site for bike parking and creates a new platform for public art […]

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07.29.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Of course you would. First Street Green, a majestic art-and-garden-oasis tucked away in the chaos of the East Village right off Houston Street, is seeking artists to paint murals on the plywood walls of First Park. Ideas and volunteers are also welcome. More, from their website: Each selected artist will be assigned a site within […]

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05.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

A recent commissioned mural by Cuban-American street artist David “LEBO” Le Batard for the Great Southern Hotel has struck an unwelcome code with Miami City Commissioner Patricia Asseff who told the Miami Herald, and I quote: We don’t want it to start looking like a ghetto over there. While the jazz-inspired piece titled “Bee-Bop Into Outer Space” diverged from its original sketches — […]

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01.21.13 Julia Dawidowicz

In the market for some new digs? Check out this 8,200 square foot TriBeCa maisonette, complete with three floors, 19th century adornments, double floor ceilings, factory windows and an original student-era Keith Haring mural. Yep, and it can all be yours — for just $11.75 million. The sprawling mural was painted by Haring in 1978, […]

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11.09.12 Irina Dvalidze

Roti, a 23-year-old French street artist recently created a new mural as part of Atlanta’s Living Walls Conference. Today, it was illegally defaced by Atlanta residents. A community member had claimed that the half-man half-crocodile mural was put up without local consent, while others petitioned to save it. Then, shit got a little uncivil. Former […]

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11.05.12 Marina Galperina

Since graffiti twin duo HOW and NOSM started on the mural on Bowery fresh after the departure of Hurricane Sandy last Friday, it’s looking fantastic. ANIMAL popped by yesterday our regular stomping grounds to check on the progress, catching the artists at work. We’re noticing several surreal allusions to the recent events within their complex, hyper-detailed design — rising water, […]

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11.02.12 Marina Galperina

The Spain-born, Germany-raised, NYC-based graffiti twin duo HOW and NOSM started on a brand new mural on the Bowery today. They will be finished in four days, but can only work during a day, as the mural will be recede into the Land of post-Sandy Blackout Darkness. The newest reincarnation of the wall is pre-dated by Lady Aiko’s salacious stencil […]

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09.28.12 Irina Dvalidze

Basquiat is experiencing a spike in posthumous popularity this week, but unlike the controversy surrounding Yale University’s SAMO notebook, a new mural that has recently emerged in the heart of Brooklyn is less imitation and more tribute. Located across the street from Basquiat’s final resting place at the Greenwood Cemetery, this newest Basquiat mural was created by two Brooklyn […]

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