BSA Images Of The Week: 03.26.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! New York is coming alive as spring approaches – and there is a lot of new graffiti and street art suddenly. We are also awash in news that keeps everyone jumping! The international-soon-to-be-national-bank crisis that is underway, the possible (likely) imposition of CBDC’s in its wake, the BRICs alliances building and de-dollarization of the world economy, the US funding of war in Ukraine, the attacks on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by the same actors, the pending candidacy and/or arrest of NYC native Donald Trump, the non-transitory inflation rate that is outpacing our wages, creeping facial recognition software and cameras into every part of our culture without our permission, the total capture of our news outlets… .

On the good news side, our crime rate has been dropping a lot – even though dunderheads like Mike Mother Pence says we’re having a “crime wave.” Ya’ll just better educate yourselves – New Yorkers are a pain in the arse and are quick to argue about stupid things, but we also like credit for our crime rate dropping, please. Also, we like our new tulips and daffodils and pretty birds singing in the trees. Thank you.

And now, onto our new selections of fabulous graffiti and street art for your pleasure.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Louis Masai, Praxis VGZ, Degrupo, Jorit, Phetus88, Hektad, Qzar, Hugo Gyrl, Jim Tozzi, Toe Flop, Jappy Agoncillo, Tukios Art, BlackStar, Rocking Bones, and Dana van Vueren.

Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dana van Vueren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Burt, I barely knew thee. Jim Tozzi in collaboration with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl with previous work by Amanda Wong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rocking Bones (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to BlackStar. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to Muhammad Ali. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Lauryn Hill. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Bayard Rustin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jappy Agoncillo pays tribute to Michelle Yeoh, who just won the Best Actress Academy Award this week for her role in the movie that won Best Movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The despair, disorientation, and absolute clarity of this movie make it a fitting emblem for our times. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai lectures everyone about their behavior. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toe Flop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified collaboration (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEKTAD hanging from hearts (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. March 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)