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Images of the Week 07.25.10

Posted on July 25, 2010

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Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring Andy Kessler Foundation, ASVP, Bishop203, Brummel, Clown Soldier, Imminent Disaster, JC2, JJ Veronis, Mr. DiMaggio, QRST, Shin Shin, Special Graffiti Unit, Zako, Zhe155

This summer has the floodgates open for all manner of oddities and agendas evident on the walls in NYC. While there is beauty and skill of varying degrees, more often you’ll also encounter themes better categorized as anxiety-ridden. Don’t look to our street artists to shield us from the rawness of messy life that is lurking under the cosmopolish of a world city. The conversations on the street continue to contemplate war and violence, render social and political critique, create memorials, offer blunt opinion and propose existential questions.  Conversations among street artists also continue before our eyes, making for progressive theater and on-the-fly “collaboration”.

We start off with something more along the lines of graff, framed by July’s succulent green.

Goya

Goya (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zako. Girls Girls Girls!

These bikini babes are not simply oogle worthy eye candy; their fourth member poses more profound topics. Zako.  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Brooklyn’s Angels have fallen to the street. Bishop 203 (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artistic Tile BP
As the environmental ecological disaster pushes the oil economy to the forefront of our minds, this artist includes the logo of the corporation whose very charter is being questioned. Artist WING (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Imminent Disaster

A new Imminent Disaster stares frankly and quizzically at you as you pass by. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation)

A sculpture honoring the memory of a skateboarder and friend. JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Soldier Games

Soldier games are afoot amongst Fumero’s family and Shin Shin’s fruit offerings (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

ASVP, JC 2, Clown Soldier

A splash of red colors everything. ASVP, JC 2, Clown Soldier (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pampers the Cow

Pampers the Cow. Brummel (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST

QRST is evidently embattled (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Special Grafitti Unit. Wall Hoarders

Special Grafitti Unit receives a criticism for taking up too much space in Chelsea.  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clown

Even the clowns are ready to deck you. Ninja Clown (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Radioactive Monkey

Radioactive Monkey Police. Brummel (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zhe 155

A Roger Waters advertisement posing as street art looks almost a part of the portrait by Zhe 155 (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shin Shin

Yep, watermelon wins every time. Shin Shin  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation)

JJ Veronis (Andy Kessler Foundation) (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Dimaggio (Photo © Luca)

Mr. Dimaggio sits at the base of the heavily vandalized Shepard Fairey mural. Not sure if it is direct commentary or a general philosophical axiom. (Photo © Luca)

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