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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.17.14

Posted on August 17, 2014

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This weeks “21st Precinct” show of graffiti and street art style mural / installation work did blow some minds for sure, as did last nights official opening – mostly because of the great display of work on four floors. But additionally all sorts of paranoia was afoot when people began writing on social media and to us that they really thought this was a sting operation of some sort.

Aside from the fact that we clearly said in our postings on BSA and Huffpost that the building had long since been decommissioned as a precinct and we were simply focusing on the irony of the facts, minds and nerves were blown nonetheless. Truth is, this is a good show with some thoughtful pieces and installations and not surprisingly, many thematically addressed the contentious relationship some have with the police traditionally. But there is lots of other stuff too and it is worth your time. Just don’t get arrested. Kidding!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring APC Crew, Art is Trash, Bishop203, Castellaneta, Chekos, Cruz, Foxx Face, Franksy, Gaia, Hek Tad, JJ Veronis, Lorenzo Maza, Mark Samsonovich AKA Love is Telepathic, Melty Cats, Mr. PRVT, Mr. Toll, Nekst, Opiemme, Pixote, Shantell Martin, Skrew, UR New York and Wolfe Metal Work, Tommy Wolfe.

Top Image >> Mark Samsonovich says open your mind, although it looks like someone blew this guys. See the video of the Delfonics at end of posting if that song is running through your brain now. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shantell Martin (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wolfe Metal Work (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skrew, Nekst taken from a fast moving train:-) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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HEK TAD (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Art Is Trash with some friends in the background. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. PRVRT for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Foxx Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Deconstructed Beauty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown. We won’t open it until 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Franksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Franksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Melty Cats (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gaia (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Opiemme and Chekos for Street Like Rainbow Festival in Castellaneta, Italy. (photo © courtesy of the artists)

“Who is he? Who is that other one?”

“These are the questions that people asked most often while Chekos and I were painting in Castellaneta.
Ernest Hemingway, Sean Connery, Sigmund Freud, Steve Jobs, Padre Pio, Van Gogh, Giuseppe Verdi, George Clooney, Lenin, Cavour, Garibaldi…are some of the guesses.

The work came from Chekos’s idea, a reflection on the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. We tried to bring the spectator to have an experience close to a personality test, with an iconographic work that recalls the Rorschach test. The words “Stereotype” in the center of the composition refer to the process that brings people to recognize different famous people.” ~ Opiemme

 

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Mr. Toll at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bishop203 x Lorenzo Maza x APC Crew at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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URNewYork at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pixote at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Phil at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cruz x URNewYork at “The 21st Precinct” for Outlaw Arts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. August 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Didn’t I Blow Your Mind? The Delfonics

 

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OLEK Drops A Bomb In The Bottom Of The Ocean in Mexico

Posted on August 16, 2014

As a rejoinder to our Film Friday post yesterday, today we take you into deep waters where OLEK has just crocheted a bomb or two.

If you think our land is being stripped of entire mountains and trees and our soil and drinking water is being poisoned by factory farming and fracking, consider that it is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed each year to create shark fin soup. They have been at the tops of the oceanic food chain for about 450 million years but we are on track to knock them out in the next 20.

Does that sound like an ecological ticking time bomb to you?

OLEK says she wants to “bring awareness to the state of the world’s oceans and promote the preservation of marine life.” With this new project she is definitely making waves.

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

In a new project with PangeaSeed and sculpture Jason DeCaires Taylor, the Brooklyn based street artist dove to the ocean floor off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to create these astounding, poetic, and inspiring underwater images. As she has done in other projects on land OLEK created costumery for friends and others to model, and these crocheted mermaids are the bomb. The yarn bomb.

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

 

To learn more about Pangeaseed click HERE

 

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BSA Film Friday 08.15.14

Posted on August 15, 2014

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

Now screening :

  1. Sea Walls – Murals For Oceans. Isla Mujers, Mexic

  2. HERR BÜTTNER for Whale Rights in Penang, Malaysia

  3. “90 Percent” from Save Our Seas Foundation

BSA Special Feature: Sea Walls – Murals For Oceans

Isla Mujers in Mexico provides a gorgeous venue for these street artists to come and paint. If you didn’t get to go on vacation this year, now is your chance, if only vicariously, to be on spraycation with this talented crew.

“Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a ground-breaking street art project created by PangeaSeed to bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe. By collaborating with internationally renowned artists, we create large-scale murals that focus attention on pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing.”

 

Street Artist HERR BÜTTNER in Penang, Malaysia

It doesn’t get more D.I.Y. than this home made video showing the process of making and wheat-pasting various oceanic life onto the streets in Penang. HERR BUETTNER, who calls himself an “offshore warrior for fish and whale rights all over the world.”

As a side note, the drawings upon which he makes his sea creatures are notices of death from a Chinese newspaper, drawing a direct connection to the death of sealife.

“90 Percent” from Save Our Seas Foundation

Life began in the ocean. Now 90 percent of the big fish, including sharks and rays, are gone. Find out more about the threats facing our oceans and what you can do to help at saveourseas.com

Directed by Stefan Kubicki (stefankubicki.com)

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