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EVOCA1 Addresses Addiction in Providence, RI

Posted on November 29, 2014

“Addiction is a hard battle, and even when sober, the next fix is always lurking around the corner tempting you to fall back into that pit,” says Nicholas of INOPERAbLE Gallery, as he looks at this new piece by EVOCA1  “Sometimes you need a bit of help.” EVOCA1 is offering encouragement with his can-wielding skills and some visual metaphor.

Just finished in Providence, Rhode Island in an area known for crime, violence, and drugs, the piece is part of an initiative by a local organization called Avenue Concept. The Dominican born figurative painter is one of the rare cases of Miami coming north this time of year, especially since half of New York’s art crowd is headed for Basel next week. While painting the piece he met a lot of nice local people who stopped by to say hi and you can see how his self-trained style exudes a warmth that would make him approachable.

Thanks to Evoca1, INOPERAbLE , and The Avenue Concept for sharing these exclusive images with BSA readers.

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Inoperable)

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Evoca1. (photo © courtesy of Avenue Concept)

Winners Announced: BSA Black Friday Giveaway of “Banksy In New York”

Posted on November 28, 2014

Five Instagram Accounts Picked to Win

brooklyn-street-art-740-banksy-in-new-york-ray-mock-hard-cover-1-InstagramThere are SO many avid and creative fans of Banksy on Instagram it’s pretty astounding. If you look through all of the feeds from the folks who tagged #BSABlackFriday on Instagram you will find some serious fans of Street Art, and a few artists as well. It was great to learn more about you and the stuff you take shots of, where you like to go – and it is generally gratifying to see the BSA community in all your splendor. Makes us love you more!

Thank you to every person who tagged their own Banksy photos for the BSA Black Friday Giveaway – it was seriously difficult to pick the best and we wish we could have picked more. We basically looked for the personal story and a good shot.

Here are the winners – go check them out on Instagram.

@lindsaytimmington
@lynaoh
@raffzillanj
@caw338
@mythny

If you won, send us an email so we know where to send your book. Thank you sincerely to EVERYONE who participated – BSA peeps are the best.

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Brooklyn-Street-Art-Banksy-In-New-York-Ray-Mock-740-BiNY-hardcoverThe new extended hardcover edition of Banksy In New York, by Ray Mock with introduction by BSA’s Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo is also available now at CarnageNYC.com.

Follow Ray Mock on Instagram @carnagenyc

Follow BSA on Instagram @BKStreetArt
Follow BSA on Twitter @BKStreetArt

BSA Film Friday: 11.28.14

Posted on November 28, 2014

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

Now screening :

1. Ziggy and Sonni and the Spiders from Mars

BSA Special Feature: Street Artist Sonni Animates Into a Rock God

His mural work on the street is unflappably sunny, so it makes sense that this animated version of a glammed up character has the same Sonni disposition that he displays throughout his work.  Extra points to his team (especially Matias Fernandez) who help to turn this simple Brooklyn studio visit into a suddenly surprising and funny one. Well made!

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And for you Bowie fans who memorized the album years ago, you know what comes next.

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