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09.25.14 Rhett Jones

After completing the largest 360 degree mural ever earlier this month, Sao Paulo-born duo Os Gêmeos will see their legendary 2009 piece at Houston and Bowery unveiled to the public one last time. The owners of the property say construction of a new wall, which is part of a larger development plan at the site, will begin after […]

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08.06.13 Kyle Petreycik

Ever since artist Dash Snow’s death at the age of twenty-seven from an alleged overdose, his artworks have continued to gain notoriety, continuously emerging in several posthumous group shows. From his teen years onward, Snow–also known as SACE by his graffiti peers–took hundreds of instant Polaroid photographs to recall whatever acts of hedonism he had engaged […]

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11.23.10 Bucky Turco

TWIST and crew’s tag-filled masterpiece on Houston Street has has officially been bombed, hard! In photos posted on flickr earlier today, one brave young soul is seen painting a monster SACE tribute, in the middle of the goddamn day and presumably without permission using a fire extinguisher, while cameras snapped away. UPDATE: Semi-legal. […]

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04.05.10 Bucky Turco

Graffiti writers NEKST, ADEK, HAELER, and CHEW managed to sneak onto the roof of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, adding their egoistic embellishments as well as a tribute to SACE. Closeups below. […]

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03.05.10 Bucky Turco

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any worthy tributes to SACE, but now RIME enters the fray with this striking piece. […]

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11.18.09 Will Sherman

Last night, the Cooper Square Hotel celebrated, not only the completion of its 5th street façade, but also it’s acceptance into the East Village. Thanks to the unifying powers of public art, the noisy hotel’s neighbors will no longer use dirty underwear and douche bags to signal their displeasure because they simply have none anymore. […]

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11.17.09 Will Sherman

An illicit tribute to graffiti writers has been vandalized, just days after going up. The lino-print portraits of IZ THE WIZ, TIE ONE and SACE have been mutilated, their heads lopped off and lacerated. Street artist Noh J. Coley plans to recreate his paper piece, which now illustrates why dead graffiti artists are rarely memorialized […]

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11.16.09 Will Sherman

After a series of tributes to deceased graffiti writers, street artist Noh J. Coley created a group tribute, reprinting his linoleum-cut portraits of IZ THE WIZ, TIE ONE and SACE. His “Sprayed N Stone” piecedepicts the trio of graffiti writers breaking through Heaven’s pearly gates, located in Queens. Photo by Noh J. Coley […]

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11.09.09 Will Sherman

The artists hired to help the Cooper Square Hotel blend in, have been busy making it stand out. Joining VIZIE’s tribute to Dash Snow, Shinique Smith has covered the side of the building with her abstract calligraphy, Nick 1 is in the midst of a 4 train piece and Joyce Pensato is blowing-up her drippy […]

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11.02.09 Will Sherman

The Cooper Square Hotel is getting painted with graffiti in an attempt “to fit in with the edgy local art scene.” Four artists, Joyce Pensato, Nick 1, Vizie and Shinique, have been paid to paint the 5th street facade of the 21-story boutique hotel in various shades of grey. “All the work is going to […]

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