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Graffiti Writer Duke 9 on Pentagrams, Gentrification and 1980s East Village [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 15, 2022 at 10:48 am

What’s up Boogie Readers! You might recall our deep dive into the squats of yesteryear some time ago. You can catch up here for good measure. When you’re done, Boogie contributor, Freddy Alva, rejoins us to interview Duke 9 about Pentagrams versus Gentrification in 1980’s East Village. (All photos courtesy of DUKE 9 except where […]

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Last Weekend to See Agosto Machado’s ‘Forbidden City’

Last modified February 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm

In the new exhibit, “Agosto Machado: The Forbidden City” at Gordon Robichaux Gallery, there is a sign in the midst of a shrine-like, overwhelming array of yellowing obituaries, labeled “The Book of the Dead. Bearing Witness.” Machado was friends with all of the people in the obituaries. And, what’s more, he has indeed been a […]

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‘Love Hurts’ at Quality Mending – A Valentine Antidote Art Show

Last modified February 11, 2022 at 11:40 am

If Valentine’s Day has got you stressed or down … the Hey Check This Out Gallery has the antidote. Jenny Holzer’s photograph print “Expiring For Love is Beautiful But Stupid” is just one of many messages in this group show that takes on the commercialized messaging of love that we are surrounded by this time of […]

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Uncapped: ‘OUT THE BOX’ with Hand-Painted Kicks

Last modified February 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

Boogie Fam! How goes it? If you’ve been following our Instagram lately, you may have seen our latest art show promotion! Last Friday, we curated and hosted the Out The Box Show at the Thames Art Center in Bushwick. The show was wonderful. Seeing the artwork these exceptionally talented people created was well worth venturing […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply Pays Tribute to ‘Mail Art’ Artist Ed Higgins

Posted January 28, 2022 at 5:01 am

A local coffee shop is paying tribute to an iconic Lower East Side artist. Ludlow Coffee Supply recently hung artwork by the late Ed Higgins III on its cafe wall. The exhibit was installed by the nearby Van Der Plas Gallery, which had previously featured his work. Higgins, known as a pillar of the “Rivington […]

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Arlene’s Grocery Closes for a Week Amid Covid Surge

Posted December 20, 2021 at 5:04 am

Local music venue Arlene’s Grocery announced its temporary closure over the weekend, citing the recent “extreme Covid surge” in the city. Performance spaces around the city are following suit, while others, like the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, are keeping shoes alive albeit with mask mandates. Reported cases of the novel coronavirus are spiking around […]

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Ed Higgins, ‘Wingnut’ Artist of the Rivington School, Dies at 72

Posted December 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

Ed Higgins III, a seminal Lower East Side artist known as a pillar of the Rivington School movement in the 1980s, and for his unique “mail art,” died earlier this month. He was 72. Friends allegedly found Higgins in his Ludlow Street apartment last week after not hearing from him for several days. We’re told […]

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What You Missed at the ‘Uncapped’ SIGNS Group Show [Recap]

Last modified December 9, 2021 at 10:44 am

Have you ever walked by a fallen street sign plowed down by a car or one swapped out with fancier new models and thought, I really like that, and I’m taking it home. Luckily for a group of likedminded people, there is a collection of weathered or shiny, sparkling or grimy, flat surfaces to litter with […]

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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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