BSA Images Of The Week: 01.10.16

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You did it! First week of 2016 DONE! Congratulations sis we still have a few blocks to go. Exciting new gallery shows already this weekend with Esteban Del Valle in LA and Dalek / Interezni Kazki in NYC and a home-baked hard nut trio of El Sol 25, Specter, and Russell Murphy “Putting It In” in Brooklyn this week. Actually the latter would like to further the dialogue with you about what is the current rightful state of illegal work among all the pretty murals going up now on the streets.

“Today the lines between legal and illegal works on the streets have been blurred by social media and the overcommercialization of the graffiti and street art aesthetic and although many of the artists working currently to create legal murals have helped the art form gain international recognition and acceptance, many of the artists strictly creating illegal works have not had opportunities to separate themselves from the growing roster of legal muralists,” says the press release.

Meanwhile this week the stock market was its worst since 2011, Obama readied his last State of the Union, El Chapo was thinking of vacationing north of the border, Hong Kong Street Art was asking people about 5 missing booksellers, the Lotto jackpot broke records and a Queen Victoria statue was “Vaj-ed” in Bristol.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Apples on Pictures, Billi Kid, Brolga, Felix Semper, Honschar, Hot Tea, Kai, Keith Haring, Kerry James Marshall, Lunge Box, Mgr Mors, Otto “Osch” Schade, Phoebe New York, Scoutpines, Specter, Thiago Goms, and War Buck$.

Top Image: War Buck$ is ready for the next financial crisis. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Keith Haring (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Keith Haring (1958-1990) painted these two murals on the same handball wall verso and reverso in a park on Harlem River Drive and E 128 Street in 1986. The murals were restored last year. Keith donated the art work to the city of New York. We heard his name mentioned in conversation as we were riding the subway and wanted to share these art works with you as a reminder of his art and his influence on today’s Street Art world.

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Keith Haring (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Honschar (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Thiago Goms. Fanzara, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Scoutpines (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Apple on Pictures (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Otto “Osch” Schade in Vina del Mar, Chile. (photo © Urban Art International)

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Brolga (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kai (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mgr Mors. Stary Sącz / Poland  / 2016. Do It Yourself Festival. (photo © Mgr Mors)

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Mgr Mors. Stary Sącz / Poland  / 2016. Do It Yourself Festival. (photo © Mgr Mors)

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Phoebe New York is just all partied out after the holidays. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kerry James Marshall on the High Line.(photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Felix Semper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ian (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hot Tea VAAAAIN (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. NYC Subway. January, 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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