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Tattoo Artist Mark Cross Is Opening a Gallery, and Its Name Is MuddGuts

Photo: Sandy Kim

Photo: Sandy Kim

Two big-deal dudes on the underground art scene in Brooklyn are opening a gallery in Williamsburg this week. And it’s name is MuddGuts.

Mark Cross is a tattoo artist at Greenpoint Tattoo Co. and an accomplished photographer who has been compiling the MuddGuts photo blog for a few years now. His partner-in-weird is Lele Saveri, a moustachioed and heavily tattooed Italian photographer who formerly served as VICE Italy’s photo editor and this summer has been charming folks into buying limited-edition zines at The Newsstand, in the Lorimer/Metropolitan station.
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A Greek Tragedy Unfolded in My Bushwick Backyard

(Photo: Charles Quittner)

(Photo: Charles Quittner)

Last Friday, after a long day’s work, I stumbled into my apartment building at 190 Jefferson Street only to find the Greek tragedy “Electra” being performed on my back porch.

Our little backyard was packed with a few dozen people. Word of the odd production must’ve reached everyone in Bushwick but me.

I texted my next-door neighbor, William Gaffney, and asked him something along the lines of, “Have you noticed the play going on in our backyard?”
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Shirts & Destroy Leaves the City, But You Can Still Rock Its Tees

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(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Shirts & Destroy – a company that releases tee shirts designed by local artists, tattooers and bands – has closed its Greenpoint store and is leaving the city.

Ryan Begley opened the brick-and-mortar version of his online shop two years ago, but had to close it earlier this month due to – you guessed it – a rent hike. Two of them, actually: one at the shop at 293 Manhattan Ave. and the other at his Lower East Side apartment.
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