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. More →
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. More →