“The permits!” The voice was panicked. “They’re fucking us!”
“Slow down. What’s wrong?”
“They’re revoking our permits.”
This was the call I got eight years ago on the eve of a graffiti block party I was throwing to celebrate the release of my first video game, “Getting Up.” It just happened that this call set in motion a series of events that very few have experienced. I, Marc Eckō, went up against Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City and won.
Justin Bieber Being Punched In The Face
Complex just released the cover for their 10th Anniversary issue, which features Justin Bieber. This is odd, because the hip hop lifestyle and culture rag doesn’t necessarily cater to the Tiger Beat set. Brilliant, because they found a way to sell it on everyone, from Bieber’s most bloodthirsty, sadistic haters to the masochists among the Tiger Beat set: By bruising the face of Justin Bieber to the point of ugliness.
New York City police now have a suspect in the brazen theft of an artwork by Brooklyn street artist KAWS that took place at fashion entrepreneur Marc Ecko’s Chelsea offices earlier this month.
At about 6 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 4, a young man in a beige baseball hat, a green hoodie, blue jeans and running shoes entered an elevator in a Chelsea office building and stared directly at the security camera inside. He had a poster tube in his hand, and a thin mustache across his upper lip.
Police now believe that man snatched an artwork by KAWS—the pen name of Brooklyn street artist Brian Donnelly—from a second-floor hallway, ducked into a nearby bathroom, smashed its frame and slipped it into that tube.
Marc Ecko, that faint reverb of ’90s cool, is opening a new showroom on the far West Side.
Mr. Ecko, whose hipness has lately gone the way of rip-off track pants, recently anointed fallen child star Lindsay Lohan as his half-nude “digital muse.” In a move scarcely less edgy, he’s taken 18,500 square feet Read More
A business associate of graffiti advocate Marc Ecko was busted. For graffiti.
The head of the NRA is going to attend Rudy Giuliani’s fund-raiser.
The state comptroller thinks the governor’s spending plan is unsustainable.
Bill Hammond looks at which lawmakers are tilting towards 1199.
The head of Read More