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October 28, 2014 Rhett Jones

Creepytings, the young, Instagram-happy street artist, came to the world’s attention last week for painting some of America’s most beloved national parks, and now she’s reportedly cooperating with the authorities who are investigating the case. Redditors have been credited with helping to track down the young woman, whose real name is reportedly Casey Nocket. According […]

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October 27, 2014 Amy K. Nelson

Monday marks the 110th anniversary of the first subway running in New York City. Commemorative things are planned. Ya know, celebratory stuff. But the real fucking party was back in 1904 on the streets of Manhattan when the common man saw technology manifest in front of his or her eyes in the form of an […]

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Bucky Turco

“It’s here, the destination for New York City’s runners,” reads a sign in front of Asics’ sparkly new store on West 42nd Street, just off 6th Avenue. Inside the brightly lit space, amidst tables of athletic merchandise and a branded POS display, sits a genuine New York City subway car plucked from a scrap heap. […]

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October 23, 2014 Rhett Jones

After hitting 10 national parks, a street artist has come to the attention of the Feds and they’ve begun investigating. An Instagram account using the name Creepytings has been posting images of artwork done in either chalk or acrylic, but was abruptly deactivated by the user. According to an L.A. Times report, the account belongs […]

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October 20, 2014 Bucky Turco

Good news graffiti writers, you’re getting noticed. Complaints about graffiti are not only increasing in places like Sunset Park and Woodside, but also citywide, according to Capital New York: [A]s of Oct. 12, graffiti complaints have increased 24 percent over the same period last year, from 6,947 to 8,635. This is bad news for NYOD […]

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Aymann Ismail

Walking by the alley at Crosby and Jersey Streets in Soho earlier today, it might have seemed like a ton of brand new graffiti just went up, but upon closer inspection, everything is fake, including the dead body and NYPD detectives inspecting it. The make believe crime scene is part of the set for a […]

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October 19, 2014 Bucky Turco

At the marathon closing of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, an artist decided to add his mark to the exhibit, without permission and in front of a crowd of potential witnesses. Video uploaded to Instagram shows the man, whom the New York Times identified as Christopher Johnson, spray painting the wall next to […]

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October 15, 2014 Rhett Jones

Woodside, Queens graffiti complaints have soared 120% in just one year. The 11377 zip-code received 211 reports this year — that’s up from 96 in a comparable period last year. Joe Conley, chair of Community Board 2, tells DNAinfo that he’s noticed an increase in graffiti throughout his whole district, particularly in those hard to reach places. “Some […]

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October 13, 2014 Rhett Jones

A “vandal” has stepped in and taken artistic liberty with one of Banksy’s latest works and it’s kinda clever in a sophomoric sort of way. Local police in Kent, England say — without irony — that they are looking for the person who illegally drew a big penis on Banksy’s illegal piece, which originally depicted […]

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October 9, 2014 Marina Galperina

Cave painting on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are even older than previously thought — at least 39,900 years old, according to a paper just published in the journal Nature. Described as “proto-graffiti,” the renderings were created by blowing or spraying colored clay over objects to create defined contours. It features “stencil-like outlines of human hands and stick-legged animals” are […]

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