There’s a copycat golden dog poo artist in Bushwick

Dog Poo copycat artist (via http://instagram.com/still._.dixon)

Dog Poo copycat artist (via Tom Dixon)

A mysterious artist who goes by the name Gold Poo has been decorating dog shit in Bushwick for about a year now. (Um okay.) Now there’s a copycat dog poo artist out there, biting his style. As Dog Poo states on his instagram account, “Welcome To The Shit Show.”

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According to the Huffington Post, Brooklyn has not one, but two poop artists, and a little bit of a turf war has developed between them. It started when the NYC blog Gothamist printed some pictures of a number of dog poops covered with glitter that had been spotted along Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick.

Longtime dog poop artist Gold Poo saw the pictures and called foul, claiming that the anonymous glitter-bomber was trying to ride on his coattails. “I was surprised at first,” he told HuffPo. “Seeing how I have been doing this for just under a year straight and have gotten little to no attention.” Apparently, all the cool kids are gilding poop these days. Or something.

But the lack of publicity hasn’t bothered Gold Poo, or as he calls himself, the “captain of this goldpoo train.” In fact, the recent press has prompted him to jump on poop art’s new attention for his own outreach purposes, even though Dixon’s Instagram is definitely not his work: Gold Poo uses spray paint, not glitter, and wasn’t working in the DeKalb Avenue area on the date Dixon snapped his photo.

Here’s a gallery of Gold Poo’s far superior decorated poops and art: [Read more...]

Bushwick Open Studios 2014

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Mark your calendar, our favorite art event of the year begins this Friday, May 30 all throughout Bushwick:

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival, hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB). Now in its eighth year, this celebration of our neighborhood’s vibrant community and local art scene is free and open to the public. The festival dates are May 30th through June 1st, 2014. Open studios hours vary per artist, so check the directory for precise times. Most studios are open 12pm – 7pm on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st.

BOS is New York’s largest open studios event, encouraging hundreds of artists to open their doors and share their work. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a series of events, performances, and panels, coordinated by AiB. Participating artists, spaces, and events are listed in the official BOS directory online, on our iPhone app, and in our printed map book.

In addition to the studio openings, there’s a launch party on Friday at Radio Bushwick, an electronic music showcase/dance party, and a mini film festival. Arts in Bushwick has a handy online map, and print versions will be available at various event hubs.

This Saturday: Cozy Cosmic pop-up shop and art exhibit in Williamsburg

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cozy-cozCozy Cosmic is a mixture of clothing, art and music. The concept of Cozy Cosmic is that it is a virtual band of three characters that are about space travel, creativity, innovation, and pushing the boundaries here and in the cosmos. My influences come from a wide range of artists from different forms of media.(Art, Photography, Music, Fashion) We express our vision through these different forms. The intergalactic music group is called the Cozy Theme, and the art that is made is deep in the forms of color and shapes and at this event I will be showcasing art, music, and fashion. You can check out the website cozycosmic.com to see some of our garments. 10%-30% off of items and the special is if you buy two items you get a cozy cosmic item for free.

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Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
230 Grand Street and Driggs Ave
(next to Vaute clothing)
L train to Bedford Ave.
Walk up from Driggs ave to Grand Street.
The event time is 1:00pm-8:00pm Saturday April 5.

Art and Fashion: cozycosmic.com
Instagram: instagram.com/cozycosmic
Music page: soundcloud.com/thecozy3

Presented without comment: art.

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Please enjoy.

-@dogstoevsky

Local artists #SELLOUT this weekend

"#Perrier" by Steve Wasterval

“#Perrier” by Steve Wasterval

“Selling out is the new making it” according to the brains behind the collaborative #SELLOUT at REVERSE Gallery on Frost St. The branding company Worstofall Designs teamed with sponsors Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Zico® to promote 16 fresh art faces who aren’t afraid to make a little cash.

In the room slammed with fans, friends and neighbors last night, curator Steve Wasterval shared his inspiration for the show. “Artists have to pay bills too and getting paid is not a ‘bad’ thing,” stated Wasterval, who also contributes his own pieces. While some artists shy away from teaming up with commercial names, Wasterval, as a designer and painter, readily joins forces with brands to propel art to the masses and the artists represented hold a similar sentiment. Commissioned pieces aren’t seen as soul sacrificing, but collaborative to bring heart and design to a wider audience.

Every inch of the small gallery space is covered with a mishmash of custom pieces including fine art, pillows, scarves, shoe lamps and a video installation. A love of craftsmanship and commercialism bring the seemingly separate collections together. The show also has a slight punk attitude, with the group proudly shouting f*ck you to traditional vanity and gallery shows and not waiting on someone else to tell them their work is worth a buck. [Read more...]

Modified pedestrian lights in New York — including Bedford Ave — a reminder of 9-11

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As one class at Miami Ad School Brooklyn spent Tuesday night spray-chalking a memorial to the victims of 9/11 in Queens, another class was creating a street art project of their own. Six international students from the school are behind a guerilla project that turned pedestrian traffic lights around Manhattan and Brooklyn into symbols of remembrance. The stop symbol was modified to resemble the fallen Twin Towers, while a message reads “9/11. Forward. Together.” underneath it.

Watch the video below: [Read more...]

Tequila and Art This Friday at REVERSE

This week, the REVERSE art space in Williamsburg is celebrating its inaugural exhibition, Uncharted Waters, with an event on Friday, April 12th at 7pm. The event will feature new work by emerging and established artists. Herradura Tequila will provide cocktails.

REVERSE also participates in “EVERY 2:ND,” a recurring event on the second Friday of each month when local art spaces and galleries stay open until 9pm. The monthly events “showcase cutting-edge exhibitions, performances and conceptual soirees,” a REVERSE organizer tells FREEwilliamsburg.

REVERSE is at 28 Frost Street, ground floor. Press release after the jump. [Read more...]

Five Borough Art Installation Chronicles Neighborhood Shout-Outs In Rap Lyrics

We love this, but can’t recall any Bedford, Lorimer, or Wythe Ave shout-outs:

After schooling New Yorkers on etiquette via numerous unsanctioned interventions, artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.”

For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.

More at Animal NY.