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BUA’s First NYC Art Show!

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How many times did you get stoned in college? Now how many times did the person who's room you got stoned in have this poster on the wall? For me, I'd say about 257.

I’ve been friendly with Justin Bua for a number of years now.  We first met back when I lived above Caffe Pergolesi in Santa Cruz.  My buddy Sayre and I were in line to grab some kind of caffeinated beverage and we noticed that the guy in front of us was looking at a portfolio of Bua’s artwork.  Since we had a few Bua prints in our apartment upstairs, we asked the guy if he was a big Bua fan (because we were) and he replied, 'œActually, I am Bua'.  We ended up hanging out with him and chatting for a few hours, and I’ve pretty much been friends with the guy ever since.

If you went to college, there’s a very good chance that one of your friends had a Bua print up in their place.  His work is ubiquitous in the college scene, and with good reason: it’s fucking awesome.

If you’ve ever wanted to see his work up close and personal instead of through the haze of your buddy’s bong smoke, Thursday is your chance.  Bua is having his first big art show in the town where he grew up, New York City.  Not only will my dude be showing some of your favorite pieces, he’ll also be unveiling his latest work, a portrait of the legendary Jay Z.  Who knows, maybe even Jigga Man will be in attendance.  If so, someone should slip him a Broke-Ass Stuart sticker.

BUA’s First NYC Art Show
Pop International Galleries
473 West Broadway btw Prince and West Houston Sts.
Thursday 3/25
8:30 pm

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.