September is the perfect time of the year for Street Art in NYC – and shout out to the NYTimes who ran a double spread and video this week with images of Street Art and graffiti you can see here every week – including the great MOMO piece in Dumbo that was commissioned by Two Trees, and walls from the Bushwick Collective, 5 Pointz, Welling Court, Hunts Point, Coney Island and more. Seeing the collection made us think about how much BSA really covers throughout New York and the world every month and that made us happy as Bill DiBlasio, the apparent next mayor of NYC.
Also it was cool this week to step back and see everybody at the “Wild Style” 30th Anniversary free show in the park by the East River – to see so many people including Lee Quinones, both Ahearn brothers, Cold Crush brothers, Lady Pink, Fab Five Freddy, Futura, Mare 139, Jane Dickson, Lisa Lee, Patti Astor, Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper, among others – and Busy B, who reminded us that the early days of hip-hop were about “peace, love, unity, and having fun”. Yeah, we’re on board for more of that.
Stay tuned this month for exclusive BSA coverage of Nuart ’13 in Stavanger, Urban Forms in Lodz, Faile at the Dallas Contemporary, a number of new gallery shows with the new crop of artists on display, and even a chance for BSA to meet you in Bushwick at a special event on the 19th, wink wink.
So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week including Amanda Wong, Bunny M, Case Maclaim, Dede, Droid 907, Freddie 111 Street, Gilf!, Josh McCutchen, Judith Supine, Meer sau, Phetus, Phlegm, PRVRT, r1, Reme821, SARZTKG, and Vexta.
Top image is by Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo).
Judith Supine. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PRVRT (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vexta, Gilf! and the Boyz. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phlegm (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phlegm. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
r1. Johannesburg, South Africa. (photo © r1.)
“The piece is made of reclaimed plastic bottles that were assembled in a large wire mesh,” says South African installation artist r1, who created this piece in a way that reminded us of the El Anatsui show this year at the Brooklyn Museum and on the Highline. “Community and street art seems to work well together,” r1 says when recalling the spontaneously posing kids who arrived to get in the picture.
r1. Johannesburg, South Africa. (photo © r1.)
Phetus . Reme821 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEDE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Meer Sau. Translation: “Damn, looking good today!” Salzburg, Austria. (photo © Meer Sau)
Meer Sau shares these smiles with BSA readers this week, where a crosswalk is emblazoned with some words of encouragement. He did the installation and then stood around waiting to see what expressions he could capture. “Everybody wants compliments,” Sau explains.
Josh McCutchen (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Freddie 111 Street. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Case Maclaim (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Droid907, Amanda Wong and SARZ TKG in Atlanta. (photo © SARZ TKG)
Magnet Wall in Chelsea with some regulars and new additions. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC. 2012 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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