Choppin’ It Up: Lexi Bella

596: Congratulations on your successful solo show “Lipgloss and Tears” at LowBrow Artique last Friday night. I initially thought a real good lipgloss can help stop the tears when I read the title. How did this show come about and

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Choppin’ It Up: Lexi Bella

596: Congratulations on your successful solo show “Lipgloss and Tears” at LowBrow Artique last Friday night. I initially thought a real good lipgloss can help stop the tears when I read the title. How did this show come about and

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Inspiration: #3 Kathe Kollwitz

  Kathe Kollwitz (July 8, 1867 – April 22, 1945) was a German painter, printmaker, sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition, and the tragedy of war, in the first half of the

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Inspiration: #3 Kathe Kollwitz

  Kathe Kollwitz (July 8, 1867 – April 22, 1945) was a German painter, printmaker, sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition, and the tragedy of war, in the first half of the

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Exhibitions: Rich Simmons “London Calling” @Soho Contemporary Art

 (Words and pictures by Laurie Markiewicz) “London Calling” is the solo show of the young upcoming British “street artist” Rich Simmons at Soho Contemporary Art gallery on the Bowery. Simmons’ popularity has grown rapidly over the past 5-6 years due

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Exhibitions: Rich Simmons “London Calling” @Soho Contemporary Art

 (Words and pictures by Laurie Markiewicz) “London Calling” is the solo show of the young upcoming British “street artist” Rich Simmons at Soho Contemporary Art gallery on the Bowery. Simmons’ popularity has grown rapidly over the past 5-6 years due

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Inspiration: #2 Robert Rauschenberg

(Untitled, ca. 1954) Freestanding combine: oil, pencil, crayon, paper, canvas, fabric, newspaper, photographs, wood, glass, mirror, tin, cork, and found painting with pair of painted leather shoes, dried grass, and Dominique hen mounted on wood structure on five casters; 86

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Inspiration: #2 Robert Rauschenberg

(Untitled, ca. 1954) Freestanding combine: oil, pencil, crayon, paper, canvas, fabric, newspaper, photographs, wood, glass, mirror, tin, cork, and found painting with pair of painted leather shoes, dried grass, and Dominique hen mounted on wood structure on five casters; 86

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Choppin’ It Up: Gigi Bio

(Studio visit photos and intro by Laurie Markiewicz) In preparations for her 5th year at the G40 Art Summit in Washington, D.C. this weekend, “photo architect” Gigi Bio is taking how we see the average street corner, building, signs, and city

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Choppin’ It Up: Gigi Bio

(Studio visit photos and intro by Laurie Markiewicz) In preparations for her 5th year at the G40 Art Summit in Washington, D.C. this weekend, “photo architect” Gigi Bio is taking how we see the average street corner, building, signs, and city

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Choppin’ It Up: Big Tara

  (All Photos and intro by Laurie Markiewicz) (Monday, September 8, 2014) – What encompasses Big Tara? Other than her larger than life smile which added the “Big” to her name, this New York City native has her hand in

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Choppin’ It Up: Big Tara

  (All Photos and intro by Laurie Markiewicz) (Monday, September 8, 2014) – What encompasses Big Tara? Other than her larger than life smile which added the “Big” to her name, this New York City native has her hand in

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Choppin’ It Up: Chad Gordon

(Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz) Everybody is familiar with the bright fluorescent orange 99cent sticker from the grocery or discount stores. They would be slabbed onto boxes of crackers or single pairs of white tube sock packages. Eye-catching to

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Choppin’ It Up: Chad Gordon

(Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz) Everybody is familiar with the bright fluorescent orange 99cent sticker from the grocery or discount stores. They would be slabbed onto boxes of crackers or single pairs of white tube sock packages. Eye-catching to

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596 Inspiration: #1 Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden , Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 collage of printed papers with graphite on cardboard. In a 1969 article, “Rectangular Structure in my Montage Paintings,” Bearden explained his approach in making collages: “In most instances in creating a picture, I use

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596 Inspiration: #1 Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden , Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 collage of printed papers with graphite on cardboard. In a 1969 article, “Rectangular Structure in my Montage Paintings,” Bearden explained his approach in making collages: “In most instances in creating a picture, I use

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Exhibition: Natural Athlete Krause Gallery w/ BlusterOne and more….

This Friday, August 29, 2014, James “BlusterOne” Alicea will be unveiling two new pieces of work in the pop-up exhibition, “Natural Athlete” at the Krause Gallery  in the Lower East Side, NYC. Curated by MrTwoThree, other artists include Will Suarez of Mosaic

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Exhibition: Natural Athlete Krause Gallery w/ BlusterOne and more….

This Friday, August 29, 2014, James “BlusterOne” Alicea will be unveiling two new pieces of work in the pop-up exhibition, “Natural Athlete” at the Krause Gallery  in the Lower East Side, NYC. Curated by MrTwoThree, other artists include Will Suarez of Mosaic

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Choppin’ It Up: Miranda Maxwell

*Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz* (Monday, August 25, 2o14) – It’s been quite a summer for triple threat Miranda Maxwell. She launched a new website, line of apparel including custom crocheted tops, deejayed at her residency Von (among other venues),

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Choppin’ It Up: Miranda Maxwell

*Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz* (Monday, August 25, 2o14) – It’s been quite a summer for triple threat Miranda Maxwell. She launched a new website, line of apparel including custom crocheted tops, deejayed at her residency Von (among other venues),

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Exhibition: BQE (Brooklyn Queens Elite) @Powerhouse Arena and interview w/Yvette Hidalgo

Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz (Wedneday, August 19, 2014) – A day before the highly anticipated August 7th Brooklyn Queens Elite (BQE) exhibition at Powerhouse Arena, I snuck in to see the show’s curator Yvette Hidalgo. With the understanding

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Exhibition: BQE (Brooklyn Queens Elite) @Powerhouse Arena and interview w/Yvette Hidalgo

Photos and words by Laurie Markiewicz (Wedneday, August 19, 2014) – A day before the highly anticipated August 7th Brooklyn Queens Elite (BQE) exhibition at Powerhouse Arena, I snuck in to see the show’s curator Yvette Hidalgo. With the understanding

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Exhibition: 21st Precinct Art Exhibition

(Thursday, August 14, 2014) – Imagine going into a police precinct in Gramercy (NYC) with 50+ of your really talented artist friends and going wild in the whole place. Well, it happened at the 21st Precinct Art Exhibit at the

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Exhibition: 21st Precinct Art Exhibition

(Thursday, August 14, 2014) – Imagine going into a police precinct in Gramercy (NYC) with 50+ of your really talented artist friends and going wild in the whole place. Well, it happened at the 21st Precinct Art Exhibit at the

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596AU @ Boogie on the Boulevard (theBronx!)

(Sunday, August 10, 2014) – Blust and I are excited to announce our participation in the Summer Sundays series at the Bronx Museum this Sunday, August 10, 2014. We’ll be selling affordable canvas totes, bandanas, prints, and posters (maybe some stickers) alongside

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596AU @ Boogie on the Boulevard (theBronx!)

(Sunday, August 10, 2014) – Blust and I are excited to announce our participation in the Summer Sundays series at the Bronx Museum this Sunday, August 10, 2014. We’ll be selling affordable canvas totes, bandanas, prints, and posters (maybe some stickers) alongside

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Street Shooter: New work by Laurie Markiewicz

Inwood Local 4957 Broadway New York, NY 10034 Laurie Markiewicz Street Shooter July 24 – August 23, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 24, 2014 6-9pm New York, NY (July 24, 2014) –Inwood Local is proud to present Street Shooter, an exhibition of street

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Street Shooter: New work by Laurie Markiewicz

Inwood Local 4957 Broadway New York, NY 10034 Laurie Markiewicz Street Shooter July 24 – August 23, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 24, 2014 6-9pm New York, NY (July 24, 2014) –Inwood Local is proud to present Street Shooter, an exhibition of street

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Shop 596ArtistUnion! Totes, prints, and more….

Just in time for the new year, 596artistunion opened our shop on Big Cartel selling various prints, accessories, and custom tote bags.  Click on picture below and visit! Happy 2014! Laurie & James

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Shop 596ArtistUnion! Totes, prints, and more….

Just in time for the new year, 596artistunion opened our shop on Big Cartel selling various prints, accessories, and custom tote bags.  Click on picture below and visit! Happy 2014! Laurie & James

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596AU: Blust & Laurie for NCG and Hi-Arts Monday, October 7, 2013

On Monday, October 7, 2013, Bluster and Laurie will be unveiling the mural they rocked for London’s own Nicola Cher Geismar (NCG) at Hi-ArtsNYC in El Barrio, East Harlem, NYC.  Big thanks to Clyde, Kamilah, and Tiffany from Hi-Arts and

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596AU: Blust & Laurie for NCG and Hi-Arts Monday, October 7, 2013

On Monday, October 7, 2013, Bluster and Laurie will be unveiling the mural they rocked for London’s own Nicola Cher Geismar (NCG) at Hi-ArtsNYC in El Barrio, East Harlem, NYC.  Big thanks to Clyde, Kamilah, and Tiffany from Hi-Arts and

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