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Street artistsGilf! and Lmnopi collaborated on a new mural dedicated to Kalief Browder, the young Bronx man who was held for more than three years at Rikers Island without a trial and later committed suicide. The art was unveiled to the public in Soho on Saturday and included a Q&A with the curator, artists, Kalief’s […]

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Todd James (aka REAS), a graffiti artist who cut his teeth smashing subway trains with spray paint in the 1980s, was commissioned to create public art — legally — for Washington Market Park. Today, the park’s Court Mural program was unveiled. The 90-foot-wall of the Chambers Street basketball court will feature a rotating roster of […]

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Scores of urban artists from across several generations took part in Ad Hoc Art’s 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project this weekend. Located in Astoria, Queens, the walls stretch for blocks and feature a diverse array of talent, such as Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Bishop203, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Col Wallnuts, Dan Witz, Ellis Gallagher, […]

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As part of the New York City DOT’s ongoing beautification projects, urban artists have been working in partnership with the agency for the past week to make the pedestrian tunnel at the 191st Street subway station less dreary. Mission accomplished! Aerosol masters such as COPE2 and Queen Andrea painted murals on opposite sides of the […]

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Russell Murphy aka a graffiti writer you all know by another name, painted a mural against gun violence in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, and it’s apparently stirring some controversy. The piece, which reads “Don’t Shoot” in big drippy letters, was done with permission on the rolldown gate of a sneaker store at […]

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On Friday, the Observer’s Ryan Steadman wondered, “is Biggie Smalls becoming New York’s street art saint?” That question has a two-part answer: Biggie was canonized long ago, and he’s moved from icon into exhausted cliche. The city’s newest Biggie mural is on a roll-down gate at the Musket Room, a restaurant in Nolita. The mural, […]

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Street artist Danielle Mastrion is planning to paint a Biggie Smalls mural on the Key Foods supermarket at St. James Place and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, the block where Biggie grew up. The mural is being shepherded by Leroy McCarthy, the man behind the stalled attempts to rename St. James between Fulton and Cambridge […]

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Graffiti collective Smart Crew lost one of its dearest members this week with the passing of Jeffrey KORN Gamblero — also known as the Nets super fan — so the group painted a dedication piece to him at the very edge of India Street in Greenpoint. “Feel free to leave flowers/candles there for Jeff,” wrote […]

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With its bright blue background and intricately patterned letters of the alphabet, the mural that stretches around the corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street in New York’s East Village is visually arresting. But the painting, which just began last week, has quickly become a symbol of controversy — one that illuminates the clash between […]

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A new street art campaign is being rolled out in Manhattan, but in a refreshing break from the norm, it isn’t for a brand peddling a crappy product under a banner of cool. Instead, the mural series is being commissioned by the National Audubon Society to bring awareness to the hundreds of species of North […]

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