Our piece on the visiting guests from Afghanistan got a lot of attention this week, as well as the Kiev sculpture by Roti, perhaps because of the ongoing powder keg in Ukraine. It is as if global interest in the power of art to affect change is in the air — we feel like we can sense a new sort of activism afoot. Or should we say #ACTIVISM ?
Meanwhile the small idiosyncratic hand-made pieces are starting to show up again in New York after a relative quiet that was enforced by the cold and snow, which both have melted. Oh, wait, another storm is coming tonight. (!) If we find that ground hog he is going to get a smack.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Ainac, DOA, EC13, Geppetto, Lambros, Mr. Toll, Olek, Richard Serra, and Tripel.
Top Image >> Olek on a fence. “Whateverrr” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Toll (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lambros (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ainac (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don’t just sit there. Get her back! Ainac (photo © Jaime Rojo)
EC13. “Life Water”. Installation with porcelain tiles. Detail. in Granada, Spain. (photo © Carlos Rueda Parra)
EC13. “Life Water” Granada, Spain. (photo © Carlos Rueda Parra)
The louder you say that, the more we wonder. Tripel references the great and terribly Tricky Dick Nixon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tripel and DOA (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Geppetto (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Geppetto (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Richard Serra Sighting No. 1.
As admirers of this modern master sculptor we were treated to this sight on Manhattan streets. Usually you can only appreciate his work under heavy scrutiny from security guards, and probably no photos are allowed. So to see these sculptures on the streets and in transportation was what you call a New York Minute. Not exactly Street Art but definitely art on the street. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Richard Serra Sighting No. 2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Movie Set. Brooklyn Navy Yard. February 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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