The creative process is an utter joy to watch. Filling a fire extinguisher with paint and spraying to destroy a work of art is not talent. It is sad and not only ruins the opportunity for countless artists, it ruins the opportunity for a neighborhood to live with glorious world-class art. The Houston Bowery wall could be just another advertising wall, but we’d prefer it to be a powerful beacon of the best of a movement.For now, we don’t wish to wipe away what’s been done, we are simply taking a break...
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[Photo on Astor Place yesterday by Derek Berg]
Posts this past week included...
More details on the city's new plan to keep East River park partially open during flood protection construction (Thursday)
The 29th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is scheduled for Oct. 20 in East River Park (Tuesday)
August Laura is opening in the former Sidewalk space on Avenue A and 6th Street (Wednesday)
RIP Purushottam Goyal (Friday)
Not much left inside the once mysterious 84 2nd Ave. (Wednesday)
14th Street busway finally set to get moving (Thursday)
A petition to keep the 8-foot fence at Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street (Friday)
Koko Wings spreading to 1st Avenue (Monday)
Hitchcocktober is back (Wednesday)
Report: Landlord alleges tenant using 7th Street townhouse for sex parties (Monday)
Longer hours now for Foxface on St. Mark's Place (Wednesday)
[10th Street windows via riachung00]
New Herbal World has moved away from 14th Street (Monday)
Re-covering Cover Magazine at the Tompkins Square Library (Tuesday)
This week's NY See (Thursday)
Here then, the cantilevering condoplex on 4th Avenue and 10th Street (Tuesday)
After a late-summer hiatus, Tuesday Soup Night is back on at Ciao for Now (Tuesday)
At long last, the construction fence is coming down around the Tompkins Square Park playground (Friday)
Gem Spa expanding its product line (Tuesday)
Chi Snack Shop moves into the former Trash & Vaudeville space on St. Mark's Place (Friday)
Elsewhere nearby: the flagship Dean & Deluca is closed for now on Broadway and Prince (Wednesday)
The former Social Tees space on 5th Street is for rent (Monday)
...and over at the Bowery Mural Wall... the intricate new work by Tomokazu Matsuyama, which took nearly two weeks to complete, was tagged the other day...
... and a worker was on the scene yesterday trying to clean off the graffiti...
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Monday, May 27, 2019
Queen Andrea started work on the Bowery Mural Wall on Saturday... here's an in-progress look...
She's known for her bright color palettes and lively geometric motifs.
And a sampling of her work...
And the final product...
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Queen Andrea, an NYC-based muralist, typographer and graphic designer, is starting work today on the Bowery Mural Wall at East Houston.
She's known for her bright color palettes, lively geometry motifs and creative pattern mashups. Check out her Instagram account to see what we might expect to see here.
Queen Andrea taking over after the five-month tenure of TATS CRU.
And when the wall was blank here the other day...
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
On the southwest corner of the Bowery and Houston (outside the former Cherche Midi) ... on the other side of the street from this.
From the left: Fumeroism ...Mad Vaillan ... and A Lucky Rabbit ... all via East Village Walls.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
The completed new work at the Bowery Mural Wall... Here's more on it via photographer Martha Cooper, who has been documenting the wall work this past week:
A blast from the past. TATS CRU is honoring the history of the Houston Bowery wall by creating a mural based on a photo of one of the very first walls painted here and inviting 80s writers to collaborate. Crash, Daze, Zephyr & Dez are among the legends who have dropped by to add their names.
The work includes a tribute to Tony Goldman, real-estate developer and proprietor of the Bowery Mural Wall. He died in 2012 at age 68.
And a time-lapse titled In a New York Minute...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
[Tompkins Square Park this morning]
Woman raped and robbed in her East 14th Street apartment (Post)
Argument leads to slashing inside the Remedy Diner on Houston and Norfolk (The Daily News)
So much L-train drama: MTA previously rejected an approach from Cuomo over safety concerns that's similar to his latest plan (The Times) MTA board may still derail Cuomo's new plan (Post) Where's Andy Byford? Andy! (The Daily News)
The painstaking research that went into East Village Building Blocks (Off the Grid ... previously)
MulchFest 2019 recap from Tompkins Square Park – WITH VIDEOS! (Laura Goggin Photography)
The Metrograph is launching a distribution company (Deadline)
The chef and owner behind Korilla BBQ, which closed its EV outpost last June, are suing two former employees for allegedly attacking them (Eater)
An interview with photographers Roberta Bayley and GODLIS on documenting the CBGB scene (i-D)
Bikini Kill, reunited and with two NYC shows (Gothamist)
... and a look at the new work in progress at the Bowery Mural Wall by TATS CRU and John CRASH Matos... (h/t Lola Sáenz!)
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Workers today removed the remaining sections of JR's "Gun Chronicles" at the Bowery Mural Wall, as this photo via EVG regular Lola Sāenz shows.
JR's mural featured images of 245 Americans who represent various viewpoints on the gun debate. The artist collaborated with Time magazine back in late October for this interactive special report on gun violence in America.
Someone added an 11 — representing the number of victims in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre on Oct. 27 — in red paint... the 11 became a XII after 12 people were gunned down in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 8.
In recent weeks JR's mural was started to peel, and the wall had been tagged multiple times. No one from the wall's landlord, Goldman Properties, decided to clean up the piece. As one EVG reader commented: "It is a shame of the condition this mural has fallen to. This was an important mural with an important message that should have been maintained and protected. Instead of being marked up with graffiti that has covered up important parts of the mural."
No word at the moment on what might be next for the wall.
Friday, December 21, 2018
JR's powerful "Gun Chronicles" mural at the Bowery Mural Wall is looking neglected, as these photos by Lola Sāenz show...
The panels are peeling ... and it has been tagged multiple times of late (not including the addition of the 11 and Xll)...
JR's mural features images of 245 Americans who represent various viewpoints on the gun debate. The artist collaborated with Time magazine back in late October for this interactive special report on gun violence in America.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Another addition arrived over night at “The Gun Chronicles,” JR's mural featuring images of 245 Americans who represent various viewpoints on the gun debate.
On Oct. 28, someone added an 11 — for the victims in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre — in red paint here on the Bowery mural wall.
And now an X was added to make the 11 a 12 — representing the number of people gunned down in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Wednesday night.
JR collaborated with Time magazine for this interactive special report on gun violence in America.
Thanks to EVG regular Lola Sáenz for the tip.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Sunday, October 28, 2018
On Friday, the Paris-based artist JR unveiled "The Gun Chronicles," artwork featuring images of 245 Americans who represent various viewpoints on the gun debate.
This was done in collaboration with Time magazine's interactive special report on gun violence in America...
This link has more about the cover and how JR got involved in its creation.
Overnight, someone added an 11 — representing the number of victims in yesterday's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre — in red paint...
There are now flowers at the scene, as the mural is becoming a memorial following yesterday's hate crime.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Tristan Eaton's Intermission tenure is up at the Bowery Mural Wall.
Workers yesterday painted over the mural, which arrived back in June.
Before the next artist gets started (waiting on confirmation on who it will be), the canvas beckons... and, overnight, Pork arrived...
[Photo this morning by Lola Sáenz]
Updated 2 p.m.
Thanks to the commenter and everyone else who wrote in with the news that JR is working on the wall now... part of a collaborate project with Pace Gallery and Time magazine titled "The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America" ...
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Wheat paste artist JR installing new art mural from TIME Magazine cover on the conversation of #guncontrol on the Houston Bowery Art Wall #nyc #JR #streetart #NYCMURAL #bowerymural #houstonbowerywall #jr #jrartist #timemagazinecover #nycart #gunsinamerica #gunviolence #coverart #artphotography #nycartist
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@jr working with @time on an amazing transmedia project to help end gun violence ✨ he is installing the physical mural on Bowery today, the magazine version is out in print and online, and you can also find audio recording of all 270 people photographed for the mural and cover about how gun violence affects them and what they are doing to end it 👌 created by @miatramz . . . #endgunviolence #time #timemagazine #JR #transmedia #installation #installationart #photography #magazine #print #web #online #interview #nyc #bowerymural #socialimpact #artforimpact #bethechange
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Saturday, June 30, 2018
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After nearly a week of work, Tristan Eaton is wrapping up at the Bowery Mural Wall... even spraying in the rain...
And for a closer look at the mural... at least part of it is apparently inspired by the 1968 classic "The Green Slime" ...
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tristan Eaton started work yesterday on the Bowery Mural Wall... the above photo is an in-progress look as of this morning here at East Houston...
On his Instagram account, Eaton said he'd be working on the large-scale mural for the coming week ... he's known for his meticulous, visual collages with pop-cultural imagery...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Banksy's time on the Bowery Mural Wall has apparently come to an end ... the wall has been painted over.
In March, Banksy used the space as a protest over the incarceration of Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan.
No word at the moment about who might be next to showcase his or her work here at East Houston.