Gallery: New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning G...

When architects John Young and Deborah Natsios of Cryptome were asked to create a work of art in collaboration with the New Museum and the Bowery Mission to debut at this past weekend's StreetFest, they didn't expect to be censored. The series of eight crafted panels-- titled “Partywall”-- questioned the relationship between the Bowery Mission, its neighbor the New Museum, and the rapidly changing character of the Bowery. Unfortunately, the artwork never made it in front of the street festival audience. The eight Partywall panels were installed April 30 and were still in place at 3pm May 2, over 48hrs later. They were removed sometime in the following 24hrs, by 1pm May 3, after Young and Natsios we were told by Bowery Mission that the New Museum had sent them an email questioning the project.

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