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Overunder: Key In Search Of A Home

Posted on November 24, 2014

Heading out to Nevada today to check out a mural on the plains that honors a cattle rancher and a freight-jumping graff legend cowboy as well. You may not think they have much in common but have you ever considered a cattle brand is essentially the same as a graffiti tag? Or corporate logo?

The connection Overunder draws here is the key. Literally.

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Work in progress. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

“This mural is called ‘Key in Search of a Home’,” he says, “and it is a tribute to John Key, an Elko, Nevada cattle rancher.” Commissioned as a memorial to Mr. Key’s passion, you can see the family ranch house in the horse shoe and the great sky in the masked silhouettes. Over the door to the house you can see the family brand; the shape of an old key.brooklyn-street-art-overunder-derek-yost-nevada-11-14-web-2

Overunder and Derek Yost. Work in progress. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

A decade ago Overunder and Derek Yost road bikes from Reno to Gurden, Arkansas and met Colossus (aka buZ blurr), who began putting his mark on the sides of freights in 1971. “buZ took us out to his ranch where he had two beat up Ford’s that he had been filling with keys mailed to him from every part of the globe,” says Overunder about the key association in his mind. “Since our visit I have mailed him countless keys and always think of him when I come across a key in search of a home.”

The two painting friends re-banded to create this mural, so that may also be the key to the connection. “Derek now lives in Portland but it seemed only appropriate to involve him in this mural. Along with his awesome overall assistance he painted the cowboy silhouette composed of a golden eagle.”

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Work in progress. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost and an electrified tribute to the prolific train writer buZ blurr. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Detail. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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Overunder and Derek Yost. Nevada. Fall 2014. (photo © Overunder)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.23.14

Posted on November 23, 2014

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Starting to think about what we are thankful for this week as we approach Thanksgiving. So many of our neighbors here in New York are going to be truly thankful that immigration reform, the first in about 28 years, will begin to protect many families and workers from the threat of arrest and being torn apart. For those doing the math, we are talking about probably hundreds of thousands of our neighbors who are sleeping tonight a little better, even if the economy is still pressing people down. “It’s fair to say that we have never seen anything quite like this before in terms of the scale,” said Peter J. Spiro, a Temple University law professor in a Times piece.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing new artists pop up on the Street Art scene, and witnessing some voices getting stronger. Honestly, with the everchanging feast on the streets, you can never get bored in New York. Actually that is still against the law as far as we know – getting bored in NYC.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 2 Face, Icy & Sot, JB Rock, Jerk Face, L’Atlas, LUC, Madame Moustache, Nénão, Nerr, Rita MacDonald, Specter, SPQR, Stikman, Trap, Zed1.

Top Image >> Nénão (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zed1. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zed1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy & Sot created a memorial/tribute to their friends who fell victims to gun violence a year ago. The Buschwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rita MacDonald for Domino Walls 2014. Detail/Reflection. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rita MacDonald (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Specter. Ad/phone booth take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JB Rock/SPQR stirring up the pot in Sicily, Italy with this image by Shepard Fairey and signature from Banksy. (photo © JB Rock)

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JB Rock new work in Sicily, Italy. (photo © JB Rock)

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LUC. Talkin’ ’bout nuns. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Speaking of nuns, have you seen this remake of Like a Virgin by Sister Christina in Rome?  Indeed!


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The French Street Artist Madame Moustache left some of her quirky collage drawings wheatpasted around town. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Madame Moustache (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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2 Face. The faux fence was done by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Trap (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nerr . WUFC Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This piece is a collage made with yarn and shredded fabric depicting a winged creature by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L’Atlas at work on his new mural in Rome, Italy in collaboration with Wunderkammern Gallery for his solo exhibition. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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L’Atlas at work on his new mural in Rome, Italy in collaboration with Wunderkammern Gallery and his solo exhibition. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Jerk Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. From the series American Playground. NYC. 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA BLACK FRIDAY Giveaway Contest!!

Posted on November 22, 2014

The New HARDCOVER EDITION With BSA Introduction

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BSA BLACK FRIDAY Giveaway Contest!!

Win the brand new hardcover edition of “Banksy In New York” by Ray Mock with introduction by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, co-founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com.

To enter the contest simply tag a photo that you took of a Banksy on Instagram with #BSABlackFriday @BKstreetart @CarnageNYC #Banksy

Contest ends Wednesday 11/26 at 1pm (1300 EST) New York time and 5 winners will be announced Black Friday 11/28/14 on BrooklynStreetArt.com, along with the photo, which you agree to let us publish.

5 winners will be chosen at random by BSA.

Good Luck!!

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“Banksy pieces get shot by fanboys, buffed by graffiti writers, and chain-sawed by speculators. Closely surveilled by Instagram followers and breathlessly reported on Twitter with more detailed missives emanating from the home-base of Banksy’s website, every utterance was pounced upon by fans, including an ardent team of photographers, art-bloggers, grand standers and entrepreneurs. Competitive instincts were fueled by an adrenaline rush of mystery merged with a waspy storm of crowd-sourcing and social-media-monitoring, and the crisp air of autumn in New York.

Like an electronic Pied Piper, this entertaining humorist issued a high-alert signal enacted by the artist himself, sending fans and others scrambling through parts of New York they had never heard of let alone visited. For all its liberal patting of itself on the back NYC is still very segregated by race, income, class, and culture – but somehow many didn’t really know that until Banksy compelled them to venture into another neighborhood. With one uneven and at times quizzical program, the piper/jester was successful on many levels, to the thrill and chagrin of many.”

~From the introduction to “Banksy In New York” by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo

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@BKstreetart #BSABlackFriday #BanksyInNY @CarnageNYC #Banksy

Learn more about the hardcover book checkout the Carnage website HERE.

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