July 2011

Images of the Week 07.31.11


Last Day of July! Just sayin’.  Get outside because the streets are calling.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Alice Mizrachi, Bast, Cern, Chris Stain, Hellbent, Jaz, Joe Iurato, LAZ, LMNOP, OverUnder, ROA, Robots Will Kill (RWK), Skewville, TrustoCorp, and Veng (RWK).

brooklyn-street-art-veng-overunder-roa-jaime-rojo-07-11-webVeng of RWK and Overunder collaborated on this year’s Welling Court 2 with this piece and integrated it on an existing ROA from last year’s Welling Court. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Veng of RWK and Overunder collabo with ROA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Veng (RWK) and Overunder detail . (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hellbent sharpening the incisors on his jawbone at Welling Court 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Alice Mizrachi playing with dandelions at Welling Court 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Chris Stain strips the shot back to a basic black, strengthening the effect. Welling Court 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Joe Iurato re-interprets one of his more recent works about his spiritual path at Welling Court 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


LMNOP takes it to the street at Welling Court 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Skewville gets up at Welling Court 2  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

To view more images from our original feature on Welling Court 2 click here


A Product of ADAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)


BAST pulls it out of a hat. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


JAZ from Argentina collaboration with Cern. Above is Clear Channel, who has been crushing billboards all over the place. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


TrustoCorp strikes an inspirational guru sort of tone. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

(B. Hodge)
BOBBY HODGE (Rebel 819)

Gonna take my guitar and leave this town
I’m gonna find me a new place to hang around
Baby, I ain’t coming back for a long long spell
This guitar wants to see a new place


Dave Loewenstein & the Wretched Rapture Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dave Loewenstein & the Wretched Rapture Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dave Loewenstein & the Wretched Rapture Crew (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


LAZ in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


LAZ detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


LAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled © Jaime Rojo

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NOHJCOLEY “Back Talk” Conversation

NOHJCOLEY “Back Talk” Conversation




To introduce readers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, BSA asked a number of the artists to take part in “Back Talk” with one of our most trusted and underground and sweet sources for modern art, Juxtapoz.

Today we hear from NohJColey.

Favorite quotes:
“Who taught you to hate yourself?” – Malcolm X
“When you clean up a city you kill it.” – Charles Bukowski
“Civilizations don’t last very long, they destroy themselves.” -Stephen Hawkings


NohJColey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read “Back Talk: A conversation with NohJColey” on Juxtapoz: http://origin.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-nohjcoley

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SPECTER “Back Talk” Conversation



To introduce readers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, BSA asked a number of the artists to take part in “Back Talk” with one of our most trusted and underground and sweet sources for modern art, Juxtapoz.

Today we hear from SPECTER

Something you want the world to know about you: “The carpet matches the drapes.”bsa-Specter-copyright-jaime-rojo-street-art-saved-my-life-5

SPECTER (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read “Back Talk: A conversation with SPECTER” on Juxtapoz: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-specter

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Fun Friday 07.29.11


Been doing any summer reading?

As mercenary Baynor holds the knife to the poor man’s throat, his boss starts to twitch nervously at the sound of many footsteps coming up the alley. “Maybe we shouldn’t kill in broad daylight. Maybe it’s better to do it like regular – in the boardroom…” ~ B.P. Dick, from “Confessions of a Corporate Hitman”



Lister gets ready for the show! (photo © Angelique Groh)

Anthony Lister has plastered the City of Angeles with images of beloved comic Heroes as being LOST and asking for HELP.  This project is in collaboration with Junk Food ART HOUSE.  Looking forward to fun Lister walls in the coming dayz.


For more information about this show click on the link below:


SANER at Mid-City Arts (LA)

Also in Los Angeles tonight, Mexico City Street Artist SANER presents a solo show, Sequestro Express”, addressing  how organized crime stages flash kidnappings south of the border.


Image Courtesy of Mid-City Arts


First Los Angeles Exhibition

Curated By Viejas Del Mercado

Mexico City Artist “SANER” brings the Outdoor Public Art Experience into a Private Gallery setting.
All Artwork pieces will be given out Free to the Public.

For more information about this show click in the link below:


Skewville “Not My Type” at Pawn Works Saturday (CHICAGO) – EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

Brooklyn Street Artist Skewville packed up the pickup truck with art, art, and art and headed out to the Mid West in search of fame and fortune. Let’s see if it works this time. The good folks at Pawn Works Gallery in Chicago are hosting the nearly legendary Sons of Brooklyn for a solo show tomorrow, called “Not My Type”.

In addition to the cool stuff Mr. Deville has been putting up since he got there (below), we hear there is some fun in store for you at the show opening, so don’t miss it.


Below are some exclusive images of Skewville gifts to the City of Wind:


Skewville “Not My Type” (image © courtesy of the gallery)


Wonder what the hell he is up to? Skewville “Not My Type” (image © courtesy of the gallery)


Skewville “Not My Type” (image © courtesy of the gallery)

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“Vigilante Vigilante” – Movie Coming in August

If the movie is 1/2 as good as the trailer when it opens next month we’ll be looking at a hair-raising summer roller coaster of a thrill ride into fall. Not for persons with heart ailments, with child, or the simple minded.

BOMB CHASER (via Bablegum)

Jef Aerosol – CHUT! (Video)

A Massive art work from Jef AEROSOL in Paris @ Place Stravinsky; 350 square meters of wall, 4 days, 200 spray cans, 6 artists, and 1 love.

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The Site Unscene and Physical Goods Present “Mind Control” (Los Angeles, CA)

Mind Control

Mind Control: Opening Reception

8:30 – Midnight, Friday, August 5th, 2011

Peep Show Gallery

1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Los Angeles, California, July 12th, 2011 – On August 5th, The Site Unscene in conjunction with Physical Goods are proud to present MIND CONTROL featuring artists Eddie Colla, Bughouse, Destroy All Design, DD$ and Insurgency Inc.

MIND CONTROL is a curated study upon the topic of mind control as expressed via the imaginations of some of Los Angeles and San Francisco’s most well known street & fine artists. The curated show allows each artist to interpret the concept of “mind control” in a way personal to them and their work. The influence of the advertising, media, peers and society as a whole has a hold on each of our mind’s that is not only hard to ignore, but often times hard to even recognize. MIND CONTROL aims to shed light onto the constant bombardment of our minds by these outside influences, in a hope to support the idea of thinking for oneself. The opening night event will be the first in a month long series of events.

The artists exhibiting in MIND CONTROL inlcude: San Francisco based street artist Eddie Colla, Los Angeles design studio Bughouse, LA street artist Destroy All Design, LA street/fine art trio DD$, and Los Angeles based lifestyle collective Insurgency Inc.

Eddie Colla: There is a visual conversation that takes place on the streets of urban environments. This conversation is dominated primarily by advertising and utilitarian signage and assumes passive participation. Whether invited or not I am going to participate in this conversation. Public spaces were never intended to be coated from top to bottom with photos of consumer products. These spaces should, in some manner, reflect the culture that thrives in that space.

Bughouse: BUGHOUSE, an art and design studio based out of Los Angeles, is creative duo Rebecca Johnson & Jeff Klarin. Bughouse creates original artwork and handmade furniture that is dark-humored and inspired by vintage ephemera, pharmaceuticals and music paraphernalia.

Rebecca Johnson, one half of Bughouse was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her medium is chosen by what is most appropriate for the subject and mood, ranging from painting to mixed media to photography. Her subject matter often has a dark comedic sensibility. Jeff Klarin lives and works in Los Angeles as part of Bughouse. Exploring and pushing the boundaries of conventional fabrication and visual representation is what drives his creations. Many of his mixed-media pieces utilize photography, painting, illustration and transfer techniques that create organic ‘accidents’ that unexpectedly alter and transform the creative process.

Destroy All Design: Destroy All Design’s philosophy is just that, destroy everything you know in order to realize what true design is. The joystick image, iconic to Destroy’s work, is a symbol of simplified design, represents a time when design was simple, and serves as a symbol for his visual manifesto. With a background in graffiti, it is the unique mix of writing skill combined with an expert design eye that makes his street work so recognizable and appealing.

DD$: DD$, aka The Double D’s, is another incarnation of famed street crew Cyrcle. DD$ is a three man collective, each artist comes from different backgrounds of the artistic spectrum- graffiti, fine art, and design. They utilize negative and oppressive imagery to create hope and inspiration. DD$ strives to shed light on otherwise dark matters, playfully exposing the gray areas of life.

INSURGENCY INC: INSURGENCY INC’s mission is to ‘force one into self-evaluation and thereby into self-motivation.’ The collective, made up of artists, writers, photographers and revolutionaries, creates art that involves the use of everyday imagery with out of context ‘lifestyle’ copy to re-appropriate the imagery in a means to evoke emotional responses, while their blog and lifestyle installations at events throughout LA intend to achieve the same within their audience’s lives.

Mind Control is curated by The Site Unscene and is brought to you by Physical Goods. The Site Unscene is a new agency for a new kind of artist, which represents, aides and promotes the finest in LA street art and artists. Physical Goods is a multi-platform, artist collective, gallery/store currently based out of the Peep Show Gallery. Physical Goods, created by Brian Meiler is the future of art & retail, making great art available to the masses in unique ways.

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Open Space Gallery Present: “Electric Projected Reboot” (Beacon, NY)

Electric Projected

Hello Everyone,

We’d like to start by saying thank you! People from our amazing community and beyond came together to support this amazing project. Now that the Electric Projected ReBoot kickstarter campaign is fully funded we have shifted into high gear to get everything in order for Saturday. We have a few new animations for you and some special surprises. You may remember this from last time, but we wanted to remind you again:

Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes,
you will be glad you have both!


Animated Short Films and Live Music

Saturday, October 1st,

6:00 pm to 12:00 am

1 East Main Main Street,

Beacon, New York 12508

Ran Date: October 2nd 2011

more info: www.electricprojected.com

like us on facebook

See you on the 1st, tell your friends!


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El Sol 25 “Back Talk” Conversation



To introduce readers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, BSA asked a number of the artists to take part in “Back Talk” with one of our most trusted and underground and sweet sources for modern art, Juxtapoz.

Today we hear from El Sol 25.

Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself: “Some sweet robot arms or legs might be nice……um…..  Hmm, I guess I’d have to go with photographic memory.”


El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read “Back Talk: A conversation with EL SOL 25” on Juxtapoz: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-el-sol-25

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Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister (Los Angeles, CA)


Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister

Opening Reception Friday, July 29, 2011 from 8-11pm

Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister

Opening Reception Friday, July 29, 2011 from 8-11pm
On view July 29 -August 29, 2011

Junk Food Clothing is pleased to announce Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister, celebrating the launch of its innovative new platform Junk Food Art House — highlighting creative initiatives spanning art, film and fashion. Following a 3-week long teaser poster campaign on the streets of Los Angeles featuring “wanted” posters of lost DC Comics Super Heroes, Junk Food Art House will make its debut on Friday, July 29, 2011 with a special event held at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery. This event brings together a notable trifecta of collaborators: Anthony Lister, HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, and Junk Food.

For the project, Junk Food Art House has teamed up with internationally-acclaimed Australian street artist Anthony Lister. Known for his iconic imagery of Super Heroes, Lister customized the artwork of Warner Bros.’ legendary DC Comics Super Hero characters, including Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Aquaman and The Flash in his signature style. Lister comments, “Decidedly, I have chosen to use comic book characters as a metaphor to reference ancient mythological battles between heroes and villains, authority figures and survivalists, pseudo-equality and the general human condition today.”

Throughout the month of July, a series of mysterious and much talked-about street posters featuring Lister’s DC Comics Super Hero artwork, created exclusively for Junk Food Art House, were spotted throughout Los Angeles. The poster campaign will culminate in a launch event at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery on July 29. Transforming the space with custom murals throughout the gallery’s exterior and interior, Lister will unveil a large-scale site-specific painting for the show. The centerpiece will be an old-fashioned ice cream truck covered in vibrant graphics painted by Lister and will serve as a mobile pop-up shop, officially launching Junk Food’s entrée into mobile retail. The evening will also feature an assortment of not-to-be missed highlights, including a video installation displaying exclusive footage of Lister customizing the truck and the premiere of Junk Food’s t-shirt collaboration with Lister. A limited-edition collection of poster art will debut the night of the opening and be available the entire month of August in addition to Lister’s exhibition at HVW8 Gallery.

Following recent product installations in Colette, Selfridges, and Beams, this collaboration marks the premiere project for Junk Food Art House, a project highlighting unique artists followed by limited edition product capsules sold at leading retailers throughout the world. Andrei Najjar, Vice President at Junk Food, notes, “We are incredibly excited to launch our newest brand platform with Anthony Lister. Our DNA is built from art and creativity and Lister’s signature non-traditional approaches to his craft are similar to the values that formed our company over 12 years ago.”

HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
Tyler Gibney
661 North Spaulding Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
T: 323.655.4898
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 1pm to 6pm

Open to the public, the launch event for Junk Food Art House Presents Anthony Lister takes place on Friday, July 29, from 8 to 11 p.m. at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, and the exhibition will be on view until August 29, 2011.

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Brooklyn Street Art Presents: “Street Art Stories” At MOCA Grand Avenue Ahmanson Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA)



Presented by Brooklyn Street Art

A Presentation and Panel Discussion About New Stories Told on the Street Today

In Street Arts’ latest chapter, the storytellers are hitting up walls with all manner of influences and methods. More than ever before, formally trained and self taught fine artists are skipping the gallery route and taking their work directly to the public, creating cultural mash-ups and highly personal stories of their own, altering the character of this scene once again. Eclectic, individual, and as D.I.Y. as you can imagine, these Street Artists may have knowledge of who came before them or not, but they are determined to be a part of one art scene that is perceived as authentic, relevant, and alive.

Join Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, authors and founders of Brooklyn Street Art and contributing Street Art writers for The Huffington Post ARTS, as they show and compare examples of work from New York’s streets today. Then join a lively discussion with knowledgeable panelists about precursors to this storytelling practice and how it may be evolving what we have been calling “Street Art” for the last decade.

Hosted by The Huffington Post ARTS and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) at MOCA Grand Avenue Ahmanson Auditorium, our panelists are:

Kimberly Brooks, Fine Artist and Founding Arts Editor of the Huffington Post
Shepard Fairey, Fine Artist, Street Artist, and Graphic Designer
Marsea Goldberg, Director of New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood, CA
Ken Harman, Managing Online Editor at Hi-Fructose Magazine and Owner and Curator at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Ethel Seno, Editor of “Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art” and Curatorial Coordinator for the MOCA exhibition “Art in the Streets” at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Presenters and moderators, Steven P. Harrington, Editor in Chief, and Jaime Rojo, Editor of Photography at BrooklynStreetArt.com

MOCA Grand Avenue
Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date and Time:
Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 3 pm

Admission is free and seating is very limited so please RSVP your request to MOCApanel@BrooklynStreetArt.com today. You will receive a confirmation via email by August 4 if your request can be honored.

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Street Artist CREEPY has a “Back Talk” Conversation



To introduce readers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, BSA asked a number of the artists to take part in “Back Talk” with one of our most trusted and underground and sweet sources for modern art, Juxtapoz.

Today we hear from Creepy.

Something you want the world to know about you: “I nearly had my foot removed because I was bitten by a poisonous white-tail spider. But my foot won.”


Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read “Back Talk: A conversation with Creepy” on Juxtapoz: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-creepy

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