TMNK’s Modern Urbanisms at 351 Bowery

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Thanks to the advent of ever more posh hotels and luxury condo glass, the upper Bowery is almost completely sanitized.  Graffiti culture north of East Houston remains under constant threat from the carpetbagging, which seeks to destroy, rebuild, and create museums dedicated to the victories. Such is the case at the 52 East 4th Street development.

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The big-box ground level (351 Bowery) has had a tough time attracting occupants since the closure of the Bowery Bazaar last February. Now one year on, a temporary street art gallery called “Modern Urbanisms” is taking shape.  The pop-up installation is a showcase of artist TMNK (The Me Nobody Knows).

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Inside, the walls are dominated by paintings and stickers, with a pungent scent of spraypaint fumes.  We pretty much got high being in there. Anyway, TMNK informed us that the Modern Urbanisms gallery should open the second week of February.

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