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BSA Film Friday: 10.31.14

Posted on October 31, 2014

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. “A Tale of Two Murals” Atlanta on PBS

BSA Special Feature: A Tale of Two Murals

Today we take you to the hot swampy south of the US to see two murals destroyed by Atlanta neighbors who are offended by the sight of bare breasts and surrealistic serpents.

PBS and PBA do an excellent job laying out the painful odyssey of organizers and volunteers at the Living Walls festival as they find themselves caught in the triangulation of “public art”, where great creative ideas go to die.

In a way, these events are all part of the conversations on the streets that we see daily in the Street Art world, minus the paperwork and hearings. Every Street Artist knows the stuff they put up may last a day, a week, or a year before it degrades naturally or by the hand of another.

But it is a special kind of torment that is activated by grandstanders and showboaters who wouldn’t otherwise take any interest in cultural edification of any kind – suddenly taking intense offense by the imagination of artists.  Their outrage seems misplaced, to say the least.

As an addendum to this PBS piece, we’re told by Trevor Keller that these murals are back in the news this week. “The public art ordinance that is debated at the end of the documentary is now back and being moved through Atlanta City Council,” he says, “re-igniting the public art/community/government debate.”

Read more about it here:

http://www.artsatl.com/2014/10/public-art-ordinance-docket-raises-hackles-art-community/

 

BOO! Street Art Inspiration for Halloween

Posted on October 30, 2014

Boo! Halloween is tomorrow and you know your subway ride is going to have some Werewolves, Zombies, Sexy Nurses, and Mini Mouses (mice).

Also big fat hairy rats, but they are always there.

To help you get in the mood and for inspiration we have a lil’ selection of Street Art oddities and monsters that have popped up on the street in NYC. If you have not planned your costume yet, here are 40 costumes for lazy people. See you at the PARADE!

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Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Knor Crap…if you dare… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A series of shots of Lango creating this hellish scene in Bushwick.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mastro (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Don’t Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Foxx Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Can’t really be sure what is happening here, but The Jizzard could be spewing green stuff out of his mouth or he could be eating a Christmas tree. Also, not sure about the babe in the stilletoes, but she must be wondering what he is doing with his hand. Is this related to his name? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This piece is signed but we can’t read the tag. Please help. Good ears though. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Steiner (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sir Crone, Must Survive Today and YesOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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She Wolf (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Arbiter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Flood. The little kitten on the bottom with the fire hydrant is by Funky13. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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VHILS in Łódź Reveals Ghostly Profile Using Signature Destruction

Posted on October 29, 2014

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It isn’t often that Street Artist Vhils aka Alexandre Farto does a profile view and this one gives you the feeling that she is ignoring you, or otherwise engaged. Perhaps the newest wall at Urban Forms in Łódź, Poland is his take on the feeling one gets when his girlfriend is always looking at a screen while he talks to her, meriting only a portion of her full attention.

Marking the end of his three month “Dissection” show at EDP Foundation in his native Portugal, Vhils landed in Poland to create their 34th mural in the series and created this wistful portrait emerging from a distressed wall.  Using his signature reductive, destructive method, he reveals something you may not realize was waiting to surface, a ghostly visage which even now is beguiling as you gaze upon it. Perhaps she is remembering something, or calculating, or staring off into nothingness.

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VHILS at work on his mural for Urban Forms 2014. c (photo © Urban Forms/Marek Szymanski)

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VHILS at work on his mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Marek Szymanski)

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VHILS at work on his mural for Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Marek Szymanski)

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VHILS. Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Marek Szymanski)

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VHILS. Urban Forms 2014. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Urban Forms/Marek Szymanski)

 

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