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BSA GIVEAWAY — Stikman 2015 Calendar !

Posted on February 25, 2015

You have seen the little character on walls, lampposts, the pavement, window sills, behind bars, peeling off windows, peeking through back alleys, climbing bridges and on gallery walls.

Wouldn’t you like to see him hanging from a picture hook on your kitchen?

Now is your opportunity!

It’s a BSA GIVEAWAY of the 2015 Stikman Calendar!

 

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Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Yes, it’s nearly March and only 10 months of the calendar will be useful but frankly, you are reading this on a cellphone that does everything but make pancakes for you, so most likely you won’t be laboriously planning your life writing notes on it to remember cousin Fred’s birthday or when to pay the milk man.

You’ll just be pleased to have your very own Stikman art to display proudly in your spacious home, even if our awkward little friend is being held in a bird cage and taunted by a raving beauty.

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Stikman. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here’s how you win. Be one of the 10 people who Instagram us a photo of a Stikman piece by tagging it @BKStreetArt #Stikman2015 by Friday 2/27 at 6 pm EST. You can even Regram if you like, but give credit to the photographer.

We’ll pick 10 of the best pics and our decision is final, so no hot tears on your cheeks if you don’t win. You know we love you just the same.

Start tagging! Good Luck!

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Stikman. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Do It Here: FRA Biancoshock X Erotik

Posted on February 24, 2015

We’ve been fascinated by the conceptual work of the self-described “Urban Activist” Fra. Biancoshock recently. He appears to be in the midst of distilling some of the fundamental arguments of the street art scene, from a provocative perspective of course. His earnest examination of these arguments sheds a light on their nature and provides a spark for further discussions.

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A few weeks ago he stenciled the word “Toy” across a graffiti piece in the urban wild, and the genuine act contained the obvious insult as well as a meditation on its many implications about “rules” and history of the game. By committing the act of dissing purely as an academic exercise, he took us one step back from a simple act of rivalry to consider what it means to call someone a toy and to use a stencil to do it with.

Today he creates a piece for the viewer to consider another contested debate; Where does graffiti rightly belong, assuming it belongs anywhere? More to the point, is it correct to call a piece of work “graffiti” if it is made specifically to be hung in a gallery? Stripped of its illicit nature, is it actually graffiti when it is in the gallery? Further complicating the discussion, he uses a stencil for the inside piece, a technique many graffiti artists wouldn’t consider graffiti.

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Erotik . Fra Biancoshock. “Do It Here” CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE (Photo courtesy of © Fra Biancoshock)

For Fra. Biancoshock’s new project, in which he collaborated with one of the historically well known and celebrated Italian graffiti writers, Erotik, he fairly decisively tells us his opinion on definition and gives a pretty straightforward directive. Perhaps he is advocating that graffiti and street artists not show their work as fine art in a gallery setting at all.

“This is a provocative project that underlines the importance of clarifying what graffiti is, where it were born, and where is the natural place to create it,” he says. “The phrase is simple and immediate. Similarly the concept is simple: Do graffiti in the street, illegally, without sponsors, not on the canvases for exhibition spaces,” he says. In other words, you cannot make a work for the gallery and call it graffiti, and that is not where it belongs.

We think that’s what it means anyway.

“PERSONS OF INTEREST” BSA in Berlin Curates NEW UN Project M/7

Posted on February 23, 2015

 

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PERSONS OF INTEREST Opens Project M/7 for Urban Nation (UN) in Berlin with 12 Brooklyn Artists on March 14, 2015, curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo.

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Urban Nation (UN) and Brooklyn Street Art (BSA) bring Brooklyn to Berlin with PERSONS OF INTEREST, a stunning portraiture show for Project M/7. New original artworks by a diverse collection of 12 important Brooklyn Street Artists will appear on the façade and in the windows of the future Urban Nation ‘Haus’. BSA and UN invite guests to a reception and a show with new works directly on the walls at the UN Pop Up Space.

The show will open at 7-22 pm (in Bülowstrasse 97) with a reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet the curators and artists in person.

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PERSONS OF INTEREST

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo,
authors, lecturers, and co-founders
of the influential and respected urban contemporary art site
Brooklyn Street Art (BSA) (BrooklynSteetArt.com).

Location: Bülowstrasse 7/ 97, 10783 Berlin, Germany

Dates: March 14 – June 15, 2015

Featuring new custom artworks by:

CAKE

CHRIS STAIN

DAIN

DON RIMX

EL SOL 25

ESTEBAN DEL VALLE

GAIA

ICY & SOT

NOHJCOLEY

SPECTER

SWOON

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Persons-Interest-BSA-UN-SIMPLE-LogoGraffiti, Street Art, and the D.I.Y. scenes of Berlin and Brooklyn continue to be vital and PERSONS OF INTEREST honors the fertile environment that fosters the creative spirit in both cities.

Straight out of Brooklyn PERSONS OF INTEREST is a portraiture show in the street level windows of the future Urban Nation home in Berlin by a select group of important Brooklyn street artists who represent a cross section of styles and techniques seen on walls, in doorways, and everywhere else on the streets of Brooklyn (and NYC) during the last decade and a half.

Download the full Press Release here.

See images of artists other works and download them at bottom of this announcement.

CONTACT:

Please write to Inquiries@brooklynstreetart.com for interviews, images, or additional information.

Brooklyn Street Art Website
@BKStreetart on Instagram
@BKStreetart on Twitter
Brooklyn Street Art on Tumblr
BSA Fan page on Facebook
Celebrating 5 years of BSA on The Huffington Post

Urban Nation Website
@UrbanNationBerlin on Instagram
Urban Nation on Facebook

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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