Images Of The Week: 12.01.13



It’s December yo! The tree is getting lit this week for the tourists and New York art folk are headed to Miami for the ever-more-air-kissed Basel. We’re still recovering from Thanksgivikkuh and looking on the street to find the latest pieces that went up before winter descended.  Right now we’re tallying up the list of best real street art images of 2013 – feel free to write us with your favorite pieces.

Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Blu Key, Elbow-Toe, Pastey Whyte, Phuze, Rones, Swoon, Ting Tong Chang, and WishBe.

Rones big window tag under the old Domino sign.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Elbow Toe. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Phuze (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Blu Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon in decay from many years ago. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Pastey Whyte (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A very subtle piece from WhIsBe (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Ting Tong Chang in Spain. “The Manila Galleons” Project. (photo © Ting Tong Chang)


Ting Tong Chang in Spain. “The Manila Galleons” Project. (photo © Ting Tong Chang)


Ting Tong Chang in Spain. “The Manila Galleons” Project. (photo © Ting Tong Chang)

“The Manila Galleons were the Spanish trading ships that sailed once or twice per year between Europe, New Spain (Mexico), the Spanish East Indies (Philippines), and China. The trading route was inaugurated in 1565 with the establishment of the ocean passage with the Far East, and continued until the Mexico War of independence in 1815. The 250 years of galleon trade constructed a world map of early globalization, where Europe, America and Asia were linked with silver, slavery, piracy and luxury goods.

Taking the trading route as a point of departure, my intention is to create a series of street art in several locations: Spain, England and China. These images will create a narrative about globalization. Last month, I had been to Spain and carried out the first part of this project.”  Ting Tong Chang


Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. 2012 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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