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Mark Miller Reopens Orchard Street Gallery This Week with Street Artist Hektad

Posted November 29, 2021 at 5:06 am

The Mark Miller Gallery returns to Orchard Street this week, and is enlisting the help of an established graffiti writer to help relaunch. The longtime Lower East Side showroom will reopen on Wednesday – after a two-year pandemic hiatus – with an exhibit featuring Hektad. “Looking at the graffiti art of Hektad is like finding […]

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Uncapped: CAINE ONE Forever

Last modified November 23, 2021 at 10:58 am

Hey Boogie faithful! Guest writer, Freddy Alva, joins us again to go beneath the paint with us at Uncapped. The following is a stylized excerpt from the Queens Graffiti Legend’s Black Book containing interviews with LADY PINK, ROGER, Martha Cooper, FREEDOM, NOTCH 56, JIMMY 131, ZAR, PHANTOM and CAINE, childhood friend Eileen Galindo. Head over here […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Whopper of Graffiti on Delancey Street

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

We’ve watched the Burger King on Delancey Street deteriorate before our very eyes. Devolution defined. Each week seemingly brings another layer of grit and graffiti to the bombed-out facade, placing the fast-food franchise in the annals most unique Lower East Side storefront. Yes, the Burger King remains open for business; no, you can’t scarf down […]

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Lance De Los Reyes, Graffiti Artist ‘RAMBO’ Who Bombed with Shepard Fairey, Dies at 44

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

The graffiti world is mourning the loss of its own this week, as news circulates about the death of RAMBO. The New York-based artist, born Lance De Los Reyes, passed away last weekend (November 6) at the age of 44. Cause and time of death remains unknown. Reyes hailed from Texas and attended the San […]

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Lower East Side Book Crawl Turns a Page Halloween Weekend

Posted October 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

This is not a trick, but certainly a treat for book lovers in the neighborhood. Bluestockings recently announced the first ever Lower East Side Book Crawl, set to debut this weekend. Participating indie shops include Book Club Bar, Sweet Pickle Books, McNally Jackson, Housing Works, and of course, Bluestockings. There will be free treats, exclusive […]

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11-11 Synchronicity: LeCrue Eyebrows and Konstance Patton Art Show

Posted October 28, 2021 at 5:13 am

Boogie Fam! Street art time! LeCrue Eyebrows and Konstance Patton’s art now adorn the walls and halls of One Art Space, as of yesterday. LeCrue Eyebrows (tune in if you want to know what his name means) was featured on our Bowery Boogie Uncapped Podcast. We haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Konstance Patton’s work […]

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Photographer Captures Three Years Passing by the Former Essex Market

Posted October 26, 2021 at 5:04 am

As the former Essex Street Market buildings continue to devolve into decrepitude, out come the artists, taggers, and the like. Commenting on the “fast transition” of the Lower East Side and its residents, photographer Kristofer Dan-Bergman over the weekend pasted a series of posters at 120 Essex Street. The project is called “LESWall(k),” with each […]

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The ‘Basic Necessities’ of Broome Street

Last modified October 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Six months ago, Basic Necessities became part of Broome Street. Conceived by artist Michelle Repiso, the multimedia project tackles “three individuals and the mechanisms they used to sustain their humanity while incarcerated.” Now, with an Artist Corps Grant, Repiso is taking it one step further with community engagement. Tomorrow, the artist will be crowdsourcing participants’ […]

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Muralist David Flores Tapped for New Bowery Wall Art

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:02 am

The drum roll is up. Next in line at the Bowery Mural Wall is here. Muralist David Flores today joins the long list of artists at the Goldman Properties marketing vehicle. He announced the upcoming job via Instagram, standing in front of a whitewashed canvas, noting that “paint hits the wall, art is born.” Painting is […]

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Pencils Down: Famed LES Purveyor of Graphite Bows out Next Weekend

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

The quirky Lower East Side pencil shop, CW Pencil Enterprise, has reached the end of the line. The so-called “purveyor of superior graphite,” which spent the last seven years pushing pencils of all persuasions, first on Forsyth then Orchard, is down for the count. Yet planning a final farewell for this weekend. Ownership announced the […]

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