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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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10.19.12 Marina Galperina

You can’t punch him in the face, sir. Let’s talk about this. […]

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10.08.12 Marina Galperina

Yesterday, Vladimir Umanets nonchalantly walked up to a 1958 Rothko painting at Tate Modern, took out a marker and tagged it with “Vladimir Umanets ’12, A Potential Piece of Yellowism.” Here’s why… […]

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06.19.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a clip of an artist stenciling over Picasso’s 1929 Woman in a Red Armchair at a Houston, Texas museum, followed by the “bystander” who “accidentally” “captured” the footage for YouTube exclaiming “What the fuck?” It’s on the news! It’s totally not suspiciously set-up-looking or anything! The art attack went down Wednesday at around 3 p.m. ArtInfo reports […]

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06.15.12 Marina Galperina

“I am Jill’s nipples,” quoth graffiti on the $11.9 million pedestrian bridge at East 78th street. Those damn “kids,” pedestrians complain. Yeah, really, those damn kids quoting Palahniuk’s 1996 book or Fincher’s 1999 movie. […]

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05.22.12 Marina Galperina

After a controversial portrait of President Jacob Zuma brandishing exposed genitals was vandalized in Johannesburg, the Goodman Gallery is temporarily closing down the “Hail to the Thief II” exhibit. Watch as the polite attackers are viciously taken down by gallery security. Well, one of them. […]

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04.16.12 Bucky Turco

This weekend, a group of about two dozen anarchists went on a bit of a rampage after what must have been a pretty anarchy-inspiring book fair, smashing windows and turning over things in the East Village. The Starbucks at Astor Place and the soon to be opened 7-Eleven on St. Mark’s Place were among their […]

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04.11.12 Marina Galperina

The bronze whiskers of the giant El Gato statue in the artist’s native Medellin, Colombia were broken off and stolen by an unknown “vandal.” Why? The same reason all those noses of public statues in Rome were clipped. The same reason New York’s tourists keep molesting Fernando Botero’s dick bits. Clearly, the only solution is to stop making figurative public art […]

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03.28.12 Marina Galperina

The “vandals” in their 20s who violently hacked at two trees in Inwood’s Isham Park have been captured. Apparently, they were “bored” and “throwing the ax at the tree for sportsmanship and fun.” They were charged with criminal possession of an illegal gravity knife, criminal mischief, possession of a graffiti tool and making graffiti. Wait, what? […]

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11.16.11 Bucky Turco

For a Brooklyn neighborhood scarred by a recent string of anti-Semitic incidents, this latest act of vandalism is not cool. Last week, several cars in Midwood were burned and painted with swastikas and now the subway sign at the Avenue J station was defaced so it reads: “Avenue Jew.” […]

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