BSA Images Of The Week 06.07.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 77

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

The revolution has begun.

When a socio-political-economic nexus is forged with such historically contentious factors, it only takes a spark. If you are wondering who will win, merely look at history, as past is prologue. Sorry, we won’t be spoilers.

Historically sky-high unemployment in an economy headed for depression, a somnolent political-corporate class standing listlessly by to watch as you are lowered deep into the well, an unprecedented heist of the US cupboard in broad daylight, the flames of social inequity fanned by a muscular and shiny fascism. What’s not to like?

In one irony (among many) New York City is opening tomorrow. Except for the curfew at 8pm. It’s also boarding up. Just as graffiti and street art were effectively scrubbed from Manhattan, the city offers artists and poets thousands and thousands of brand new plywood canvasses. It’s a jubilee!

Just not a debt jubilee.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Captain Eyeliner, Niko Alexander, Cadex Herrera, Greta McLain, Xena Goldman, Pablo Helm Hernandez, Dusty Rebel, No Sleep, Pajtim Osmanaj, Russian Doll NYC, and Soul Thundre.

#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
June is Pride Month and photographer Dusty Rebel is marking the occasion with a photo essay “Out In The Streets” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
June is Pride Month and photographer Dusty Rebel is marking the occasion with a photo essay “Out In The Streets” Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The public mural painted by artists Niko Alexander, Cadex Herrera, Greta McLain, Xena Goldman, Pablo Helm Hernandez was projected on a screen Thursday during the entire memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Pajtim Osmanaj. Revolution is in the air in New York and Paitin Osman adapts Eugène Delacroix and places a medical worker in the role of Marianne in Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple
[la libɛʁte ɡidɑ̃ lə pœpl]) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pajtim Osmanaj (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Street art doesn’t always have to be illegal, as we know. This textual mark-making leads directly to The White House on 16th Street. With painters hired by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, they didn’t announce it nor explain it until it was obvious. According to Emily Badger (@emilymbadger) on Twitter “When I asked them what they were doing, several city workers casually said ‘just paintin’ the streets,’ as if there were nothing else to say.”
Aerial shot of the new street art.
Pajtim Osmanaj (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Russian Doll NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Russian Doll NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Soul Thundre / Consumer Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Soul Thundre (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan. NYC. June 2020 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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