Murals have captured so much of the popular imagination about what the Street Art scene is today and although they may be part of the definition, murals remain only a part of the entire scene; a visual conversation that includes legal, illegal, small, anonymous, massive, deliberately confounding, low-energy scrawl, stickers, tags, poetry, diatribes, culture jamming, ad takeovers, sculpture, installations. Every week we aim to present a varied selection of expressions currently represented on the street, and then it is your turn to respond.
During 2016 BSA readers responded to images via our website, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbr, and Facebook pages. In a thoroughly unscientific survey that calculates “likes” and “clicks” and “re-Tweets” and “impressions”, we tallied up which murals (or images) got the most interest from you all. Care to read into the results?
The top 3 really sum it all up for 2016 and shouldn’t surprise us, but they still do; Militarism, Mis-information, and the Man of the Year.
If you ever doubted how much art on the street reflects the psyche of a society back to itself, no need to wonder anymore. If only we could read these tea-leaves and tell the future…
David Choe’s Portrait Of Martha Cooper for Wynwood Walls / Art Basel 2016.
David Choe. Detail. Wynwood Walls / Art Basel 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plotbot Ken’s car installation on the Teufelsberg Hill in Berlin.
Plotbot Ken’s post-apocolyptic installation on a car at the abandoned NSA spy compound in Teufelsberg Hill in Berlin. Berlin, 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Faust and Shantell Martin in Manhattan, NY.
Handstyle and all New York, baby. Faust. Shantell Martin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Swoon in Brooklyn, NY.
One of Swoon’s new additions to the street in 2016 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ASTRO in East Harlem.
ASTRO in East Harlem for #NotACrime campaign in collaboration with Street Art Anarchy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nychos in Manhattan, NY.
More than his multiple murals published here this year, this sculpture on 23rd Street in Manhattan in the spring captured the imagination and gave his work an added dimension. Nychos. “Dissection of Sigmund Freud”. Vienna Therapy. Manhattan, NY. June 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MadC in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Mad C. MB6 Street Art. Marrakesh Biennale 6. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Maya Hayuk in Brooklyn, NY.
Maya Hayuk. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader in Jersey City, NJ.
Space Invader in Jersey City for Mana Urban Arts Projects. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Collin Van Der Sluijs. Super A in Berlin.
Collin Van Der Sluijs . Super A. Detail. Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art. One Wall. Berlin, Germany. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kurar in Berlin
Kurar for Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art. NOTE: This piece was created late in 2015 but we got to it early in 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Biggie Smalls in Brooklyn, NY.
Rocko & Zimer. NOTE: This piece was created late in 2015 but we got to it early in 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Otto “Osch” Schade in Brooklyn, NY.
OSCH for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Klops in Brooklyn, NY.
Klops for The Bushwick Collective illuminates the concentration of 90% of the media in the hands of 6 companies. In 1983 there were 50. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ron English in Brooklyn, NY.
Ron English brings Donald Trump as Humpty Dumpty on a wall – in collaboration with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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