Photos Of BSA #8: Blek and Hambleton on a New York Street

Happy Holidays! We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA readers, friends, and family for all of your support in 2022. We have selected some of our favorite shots by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and we’re sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

A bit of serendipity this fall led us to see Blek le Rat painting on the street, an event that is rather rare these days. A French stencil artist whose earliest works on the street date back to the 1980s, Blek has been touring a few cities in the US this year with gallery exhibitions and associated events for a growing fan base. In New York, he did a number of new and classic pieces in public spaces as well. His portrait of New York street artist Richard Hambleton was particularly poignant for us.

Bleck Le Rat. L.I.S.A. Project NYC. Lower East Side, New York City. (photo © Jaime Rojo)