In between snow storms, there has been some Street Art and graff to be seen this week, and not surprisingly, some of it is surprising (see the Tupac/Rosselli mashup).
We had the great honor of hiking up, over, and around the crunchy white / grey / black Brooklyn Appalachian snow mountains that now clog our sidewalks along with a few visiting Afghani graffiti/Street Artists when the temperature was about 15 degrees. No mountain goats encountered although a couple of trucks almost mowed us down. The guest didn’t mind because it’s freaking cold back in Kabul too. More on that visit soon.
Also if you didn’t see the announcement this week Swoon and BSA are going to be at the Brooklyn Museum in April. Hope you can make it!
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adek, Ainac, Broke M.C., BTM.14, Cartoon Bacon, Cruz, Enzo & Nio, Kai, Lewy, See, Seedr, Skount, and UFO907.
Top Image >> Detail of work by Street Artist KAI hi-jacks Italian Baroque and Counter-Mannerist painter Matteo Rosselli, putting Tupac Shakur in the role of David as he carries Goliaths’ head. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me” KAI pays tribute to Tupac. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The original oil painting The Triumph of David 2 by Matteo Rosselli (Italian, 1578-1650). Oil on canvas. (Creative Commons copyright)
KAI frames the tobacco practice. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cruz outside Low Brow Artique Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Free Wifi! Wonder what he was arrested for? Artist Unkown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Broke M.C. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
See (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cartoon Bacon, real tears. Yeah, I don’t know either. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
It’s Mourning Again in America. Noknockcalling (?) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Seedr of BTM.14 giving shout outs to his homies Lewy and Adek. Ainac on the bottom right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skount new mural in his hometown of Almagro in Spain. Psychadelic hippie folk art much? (photo © Skount)
Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UFO907 has been in flight around town lately, and next to this otherworldly Kenzo campaign, it seems perfectly analogous.(photo © Jaime Rojo)
An unknown artist telling it like it is. Or at least how it was last year. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The dirty side of the snow. Brooklyn, NY. February 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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