Images of the Week 06.03.12

Summer jumped off with fires ablaze this week as Street Artists and all other manner of related plastic arts activity began flaring all over the place. It helps that finally the epicenter of Street Art has officially relocated to Bushwick years after Ad Hoc Gallery announced it’s arrival. Of course it’s also in Red Hook and Greenpoint and LIC and Ridgewood and Bed Stuy and even, dare we say it, Williamsburg.

But hot damn if we didn’t have more fun this week in Williamsburg watching a couple of leggily mincing models down by the waterfront kicking their shapely gams into the air and grasping the entire island of Manhattan between their feet (check out the coda photo at the end for a lick). It was extra fun because only 10 years ago this location was a garbage strewn dump where people went to get high and have sex in the wild brush and watch tall-bike sparring matches and the City didn’t even care about it. On a hot day you might find two portly Polish women in their 60s wearing wire bras and sunning themselves on plastic chaise loungers – in fact we used to call it the Polish Riviera. Now this is a public park created for shiny NYU students to play sports in and get ripped abs and clever “location scouts” have “discovered” it so it was especially fun to find this fashion shoot happening here and have one of the overheated stylist queens march over and try to shoo us away while snapping the free shoe show. Try.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, featuring Bishop203, Brett Amory, Essam, Dan Witz, ENX, Love Me, Mint & Serf, Mr. Toll, Nick Walker, Olek, Troy Lovegates (AKA Other), Sabio, Sheryo, Sonni, The Yok, and Willow.

Nick Walker.  “I Love NY” The British artist was in NYC this week on his way to LA.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s process shots of “I Love NY”. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker. “The City Needs…C’est Parfait” (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker. “The City Needs…C’est Parfait” (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker. “The City Needs…C’est Parfait” (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sonni (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

ENX (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Willow (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bishop203, Topdos, The Yok and Sheryo (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Other (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Olek in North Carolina (Photo © Olek)

Mr. Toll (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Toll. Detail. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Toll (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

A sculpture by Mint & Serf (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Essam (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brett Amory in London (Photo © Brett Amory)

Brett Amory in Venice, Italy. (Photo © Brett Amory)

Love Me > Sabio * (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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