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As more and more iconic properties get gobbled up and regurgitated as condos, and street art gets more and more popular, the real estate and art industries continue to intersect and seem to be doing so more frequently. And they’re both ripe for affiliation. Savvy developers know that urban art can cheaply provide great cover […]

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To promote its new TV series Mr. Robot, USA Network rolled out a stealth marketing campaign that was crafted to look like real street art. The stenciled ads depict the show’s hoodie-wearing protagonist, a drug-using hacker played by Rami Malek, in various poses and were strategically painted around Manhattan next to or on top of […]

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According to published reports, renowned street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested at LAX airport for illegal artwork he put up in Detroit. He was reportedly returning from Europe on what must have been a very long flight, when he was flagged as he went through customs. He was held overnight and then released after authorities […]

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City Councilman Costa Constantinides, who represents Astoria and parts of Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, has set aside $52,500 of his $710,000 in annual discretionary funds to clean up graffiti in his district, DNAinfo reports. “Our sidewalks and buildings are windows to the neighborhood and it is important to keep them clean and graffiti-free,” […]

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Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. That’s the name researcher Dr. Stephanie Bush wants to give to the awfully cute little octopus species she discovered. “As someone that’s describing the species, you get to pick what the specific name is,” said Bush to Science Friday. She thinks it works for both the scientific community and the people. “I don’t […]

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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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A truck trailer painted at the 1998 Glastonbury music festival by street artist Banksy and former co-conspirator INKIE fetched €625,399 (or the equivalent of $683,993) at a recent auction of contemporary art in Paris. Entitled “Silent Majority,” the collaborative mural on metal that was cut out from the side of a trailer home features military-type […]

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After this year’s brutal, road-cracking winter, New York could use someone like Jim Bachor. The 51-year-old Chicago man has made a name for himself by filling potholes in the Windy City and capping them off with custom mosaic tiles. He started performing this public service in 2014 and is still at it. Like certain veteran […]

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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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On Monday, the NYC DOT held a press conference to unveil its “art beautification project” at the 191st Street tunnel in Washington Heights. The agency commissioned graffiti and street artists to paint the passageway that stretches for nearly four blocks… legally. Over the past few days they’ve been doing just that and expect to be […]

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