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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.

Searching For Stikman: An Interview With The Elusive Artist

Posted on November 22, 2014

Startling Revelations With Him in the Back Yard

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Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

When the D.I.Y. movement met graffiti in the early 2000s in cities like New York, LA, Paris, Berlin, and London, it also brought with it the art school students and the in-laws from back home. Hip Hop culture had made graffiti cool for many in the millennial generation and Street Art was the next step — including all manner of art-making that is mounted mostly illegally in the public sphere. This art “by any means necessary” approach has included sculpture, markers, aerosol, brush painting, photography, illustration, collage, wheat pasting, stencils, linotype and screen printing, even knitting and crochet.

Stikman was just ahead of this modern curve when he began stretching people’s definition of art in the streets in the early 1990s, and along with a handful of cross-disciplinary artists in cities throughout that decade he helped stretch and redefine our expectations for freewill un-commissioned street art installations…Click HERE to continue reading this article on The Blue Grass Situation.

BSA Film Friday: 11.21.14

Posted on November 21, 2014

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

Now screening :

1. We Don’t Need More Rats: The Clandestine White-washing of 5Pointz
2. DISTORT by Element Tree and Art Primo
3. HOT TEA “UUGGHH”

BSA Special Feature: We Don’t Need More Rats: The Clandestine White-washing of 5Pointz

Hard to believe it has been a year since 5Pointz was buffed, and yet the shock to many has gradually sunk in. Almost a year to the day, we give you this personal remembrance through the eyes of a hometown filmmaker named P. J. Monsanto. With interviews with a few of the artists who had a close association with the graffiti holy place and some helpful backgrounding detail, Monsanto gives you a sense of the shock many felt the morning after the white-wash. Big Ups to P.J. for putting together this piece of New York’s collective history.

 

DISTORT by Element Tree and Art Primo

Distort takes his time on this roof burner captured on a sunny afternoon in New Jersey by Element Tree and Art Primo.

 

HOT TEA “UUGGHH”

You saw it first here! Hot Tea shares with BSA his latest installation and his commentary on the loss of an iconic building for that renegade brand of painting that New York is known for. This family owned building on Bowery and Spring in Soho that is one of the last spots in Manhattan for graff and Street Artists to hit up has been sold – for millions. For most Street Artists the allure of Manhattan has long since died, but every last bite of the Gentrification Monster has been a moment to pause, to consider the mall-ification of a vibrant downtown culture and a city once full of wild wonder and to say, “UUGGHH”.

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