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BSA Images of The Week: 10.20.13

BSA Images of The Week: 10.20.13

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The leaves in Central Park are aflame and so are the passions of Street Art fans (and artists) this week in New York where the general public is now conditioned to be on alert for a near-daily announcement of a new Banksy installation nearly anywhere in the city. It can be a stencil, a sculpture, a performance, a rolling truck gallery, or a canvas suspended from the Highline – but don’t worry about finding it – it will be announced on the website first…

Lead image above >>Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’ve tried to keep it all in perspective and not slavishly cancel life to run out and capture the latest installation, but the buzz is unavoidable and we get sucked in.  It is now taking on some air of a circus, complete with barkers and clowns and otters flapping their flippers (and lips).  As a branding “re-fresh”, it’s been a very successful campaign so far with news reportage, Instagramming and re-tweets, crowds assembling at a moments notice to snap images of and/or with the work, and we even found vigilante fans tackling vandals who are vandalizing the vandalism.  You can’t engineer that sort of irony. Now an elected leader or two are talking about trying to capture the president of Banksy Inc. LLC – which would send a clear message to all Street Artists that this really is the best way to market your work.

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Banksy. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meanwhile there are many other Street Artists and fine artists in general who are still at work on the streets of New York, and you may even give their content, quality and placement more praise than some from this Banksy campaign. We’ve always celebrated the creative spirit however it is expressed and invariably find some of the greatest work is done by people we’ve never heard of, or barely know much about. At a time where large media is consolidating and the individual voice is being marginalized and commodified, we find this to still be an amazingly democratic practice of joining the conversation, if imperfect and confusing. And New York doesn’t stop just because one new guy is getting a lot of attention – Hell, we barely notice when Obama or the Pope or even the Queen of England visits – she’s just one queen after all and we have the entire neighborhood of Chelsea.

So here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Banksy, Bifido, Cali Killa, Dede, Don Rimx, El Kamino, El Sol 25, JC, London Kaye, Meres, Nepo, Pastey Whyte, Shin Shin, and Shiro.

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______________________, The Musical! Banksy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The view into the back of a box truck with an installation attributed to Banksy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Dying Breed. 5ptz. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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9 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shiro. 5ptz. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Kamino. American Flag with Cardinal. Welling Court. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Don Rimx . NEPO. 5ptz. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Don Rimx . NEPO. Detail. 5ptz. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pastey Whyte (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Meres. 5ptz. Queens, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shin Shin (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown. 5ptz. Queens, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cali Killa (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dede (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JC in Barcelona, Spain. (photo © JC)

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Bifido. Rome, Italy 2013. (photo © Bifido)

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Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images of the Week 05.28.11

Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 9, Bast, Death is Free, Deform, Enzo & Nio, Hellbent, Mauro Fassino, Kophns and QRST.

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QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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9 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Death is Free (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Deform. Caution Ribbon in Dubai (photo © Deform)

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Doesn’t he look pretty Mao? Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent reminds us of the importance of dental hygiene. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kophns on an abandoned motel in Silverlake, CA (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Unknown. I imagine he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Discuss! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mauro Fassino “BIOmorphing” street installation in Trento, Italy. “My work describes the integration between humanity and nature, it is made by steel painted with enamel, artificial turf and stickers” MF (photo © courtesy of the artist)

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David Foote and Anne Koch “The Nest”. It’s not Street Art but it is a beautiful installation at Honey Space Gallery in Chelsea on view through May 29. We’ll keep you apprised of any golden eggs that may appear. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A haunted scene on Cayuga Lake. Ithaca, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 05.03.09

Images of the Week 05.03.09

Fun things to stumble upon while you are singing in the rain

This number 9 is always coupled with a cartoon character like on Sesame Street.  Try to check your reflection in the well-positioned convex mirrors when you pass the construction workers – they are revelatory when you take a good look (Peephole). Under these ever grey clouds we cheerfully welcome Judith Supine in acidic fluorescence; who has returned with a step-up in complexity and keeps true to disform.
9 Birds (photo Jaime Rojo)

9 Birds (photo Jaime Rojo)

9 Eagles (photo Jaime Rojo)

9 Eagles (photo Jaime Rojo)

9 Elephants

9 Elephants (photo Jaime Rojo)

NUMBER 9 NUMBER 9 NUMBER 9 NUMBER 9 NUMBER 9 NUMBER 9 – are these related to the Beatles in some way?

I LOVE PUSSY (photo Jaime Rojo)

I LOVE PUSSY (photo Jaime Rojo)

Imminent Disaster (photo Jaime Rojo)

Imminent Disaster (photo Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine (photo Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peep Hole  (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peep Hole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peephole (photo Jaime Rojo)

peep (photo Jaime Rojo)

peep (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville and Big Foot (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville and Big Foot (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader (photo Jaime Rojo)

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