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04.26.11 Bucky Turco

Someone calling themselves “Looons” gave this tree in Hells Kitchen a very illegal and custom Knitta Please-type covering to either the delight or dismay of area residents… […]

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01.27.11 Marina Galperina

Someone particularly playful insane stuck around the storm long enough to build a snowman and get caught on the surveillance cameras snooping the street around Kenny Scharf’s mural on Houston Street at the Bowery. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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10.22.10 Bucky Turco

In England, where people love soccer more than their families, fans can get pretty upset and that’s exactly what happened when a popular player temporarily threatened to leave Manchester United. They not only gathered in front of striker Wayne Rooney’s house, but also vandalized a banner with his image at a Nike store with the […]

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08.12.10 Marina Galperina

Russian cops are looking for the three teens who “disgraced” a war monument by painting a tank pink. But isn’t it really just an homage to Prague’s notorious sculptor David Černý and his pink tanks and parts? […]

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07.30.10 Marina Galperina

Since a dye-chucking prankster turned the Trevi Fountain red, Rome’s precious public statues have been under attack with tags, cracks and scribbled swears. Busts are consistently de-nosed, presumably by hammered, hammer-happy students. The vandalism is so rampant that the resource-strapped gov-heads are forced to parole convicts and have them guard Rome’s monuments. Drunk kids and […]

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07.14.10 Marina Galperina

A UK protest group – Culture Beyond Oil – spilled black, oily molasses around an ancient Eastern Island statue in the British Museum. It’s just like another group’s Tate Museum tar-and-feathering last June, but with a less bombastic soundtrack. […]

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06.15.10 Marina Galperina

St. Petersburg’s historic bascule bridge has just been hilariously vandalized. The Liteiny Bridge rose its usual 67° to allow ships to pass and revealed a towering phallus to the waiting traffic. Political motive pending. [UPDATE: How Russian art-group Voina “dicked” the bridge.] […]

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05.17.10 Marina Galperina

Eva and Franco Mattes stole more than a few famous art pieces from major museums all over the world in the mid-90s. They lifted small art-parts: a peeled off manufacturer’s label from Jeff Koons’ basketball aquarium, some threads from an Andy Warhol, a porcelain chip from a Marcel Duchamp “Fountain” urinal, etc. […]

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01.12.10 Bucky Turco

Even as proponents of graffiti, we realize that those who get caught vandalizing deserve an appropriate level of punishment and so it’s good to hear that the idiots kids who crappily tagged a bunch of property in Central Park won’t be going jail, but will be doing community service instead. Their task? 200 hundred hours […]

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11.11.09 Will Sherman

After all the talk about saving Banksy’s recent IKEA piece, its owners have finally spoken up by ripping out the work. Hansom Premix, the company which owns the South London wall that Banksy vandalized, have cut and carted the painting away “to save it from further vandalism.” They’re not the first: other unintentional Banksy owners […]

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