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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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Bushwick Beat: Stalking the Wild Street Art with Vincent Cornelli

by photographer Vincent Cornelli

Sure, Jef Aerosol had his show 2 Fridays ago, and he’s now back home in France. But it seems worth revisiting the amount of amazing moments I captured in Bushwick that day as a result of his energy and inspiration while he was in New York; One cannot help but feed off of it.

I want to give you some behind-the-scenes photos of the art and street scene that surrounded the artist at work. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did photographing and capturing them.

Carlito Brigante and C215 in an unlikely collaboration © Vincent Cornelli

Carlito Brigante and C215 in a subtle collaboration © Vincent Cornelli

Te Amo © Vincent Cornelli

Te Amo © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

C215 on a firebox © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

Know Hope © Vincent Cornelli

Know Hope © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

Bast and Clown Soldier © Vincent Cornelli

Bast and Clown Soldier © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

Robots Will Kill © Vincent Cornelli

Robots Will Kill © Vincent Cornelli

Mac and Remed © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

Eine in the center of the Ad Hoc entrance © Vincent Cornelli

Eine in the center of the Ad Hoc entrance © Vincent Cornelli

See more of Vinny’s work HERE

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Images of the Week 01.31.10

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Brooklyn Street Art – Our Weekly Interview With the Streets

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Street foot wear – is this the work of a street artist, or a sneaker company? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol bird talk. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Areosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol’s Geisha (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Areosol (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The artist at work with his muses
Jef Aerosol at work with his muses (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A peak at the show Jef Aerosol

A wall of icons by Jef Aerosol, and a few hanging on a wire. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Vinny Cornelli: Jef Aerosol in Bushwick

Photographer Vincent Cornelli was out on a legal wall tour with international stencil artist Jef Aerosol this Saturday; With a name like Aerosol, you don’t invite photographers to watch you work otherwise. The sunny January afternoon pretty much blew Vinny’s mind, and he writes here about how he got such rockingly cool pictures:

sfaf© Vincent Cornelli

On Saturday, I had the privilege of showing Jef Aerosol around the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn. I think the day was the perfect example as to why the Street Art Movement is so special…and it is deserving of capital letters.  Encounters such as these are not only incredibly rewarding and inspiring, but they foster an intimate connection between you and a city that is changing right in front of you.  It was one of the greatest of days

Skewville and Aerosol  © Vincent Cornelli

Skewville and Aerosol © Vincent Cornelli

When I met Jef, I was photographing the front door of Eastern District/Ad Hoc Gallery.   It was a warm greeting, with instant recognition of the other before exchanging “hellos.”

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I’m not sure which direction you’re going, but I’m headed up. © Vincent Cornelli

Everything from start to finish breed this notion of connectedness – from Eric of Eastern District giving us a ride to Veng’s wall; to catching up with Ali and Garrison of Ad Hoc, listening to their exploits up and down the eastern side of the US; to Veng offering up a nice piece of real estate on a wall he often works with.

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
Fast Action: On foot while texting…sort of like walking and chewing gum, but this guy makes it look so cool. © Vincent Cornelli

It was also quite nice to have company from Stephan Missier and Becki Fuller, two great street art photographers who were around for a better part of the day.  It was a day where everyone just seemed to fit so well with one another.

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Becki Fuller at work © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
Jef taking it all in; the street art textures on this popular Brooklyn shack. © Vincent Cornelli

Jef and I spoke briefly of this sense of community, and family.  He mentioned what a great feeling it is to be able to travel the world, always having another artist, gallery, blog or photographer willing to show you their city.

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
Something about these blue stockings made everything look even better. © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
While heading back to Eastern District /Ad Hoc Gallery for a couple other stencils, we had to say hello to these 2 ladies, and the photographer who was shooting them on the streets of Bushwick. Jef received a friendly Brooklyn welcome. © Vincent Cornelli

veng, becki, stephane, and myself looking on at the very personable, warm and talented Jef Aerosol. © Vincent Cornelli
Veng, Becki, Stephane, and me looking on at the very personable, warm and talented Jef Aerosol. © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
Out of body, out of mind. © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
I dunno, it breathes “Rock Star” to me. © Vincent Cornelli

I felt so comfortable with Jef that I even asked him for some thoughts on a couple larger life-changing decisions in my own life.  I thought the perspective he offered was quite spot on.  He is a warm, witty and well-spoken man, confident in his outlook and mindset.  It shows in his detailed and carefully placed stencils, and in his smile.

© Vincent Cornelli
– Yup, i think we’re done here. Super dope, Jef…you the man. © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
“But Jef, what is the meaning behind all of your red arrows?” © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

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“All Shook Up”, the debut solo New York show by Jef Aerosol will open this Friday at Ad Hoc/Eastern District in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Read more about the show HERE.

See Jef’s BASQUIAT STENCIL from last week HERE.

See how he made his 5-layer JAY-Z STENCIL for the show HERE.

See more of Vincent Cornelli’s photography and artistry HERE.

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Jef Aerosol in NYC: New Basquiat Stencil The First Icon of His Visit

One week from his debut solo show in New York, internationally known Street Artist Jef Aerosol showed his love for NYC with a large stencil tribute to one of Street Art’s recognized inspirations, Jean-Michel Basquiat. From some of the newest kids on the scene to guys like Aerosol, who has about 30 years in the game, it’s remarkable how Basquiat’s artistic legacy has such magnetism and a clout across the field.

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Setting up the first piece of stencil with the Empire State Building in the background. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click on any image to see a larger version. All images copyrighted by Jaime Rojo.

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Little wind means little chance of stencil pieces blowing into the river. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For the first piece he’s done since arriving in the city this week, Aerosol picked an elevated roof spot a short walk from the location where the graffiti-influenced expressionist painter had his studio in Brooklyn. About 3 meters high and 4 wide, the three-layer stencil didn’t give him much trouble since there wasn’t much wind on the roof.

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Not a product endorsement, but yes that is Montana Gold. Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

On a partially sunny day that was pretty mild for NYC in January, Aerosol seemed stunned by the experience at one point. “I’ve painted in many cities around the world, but there are only a couple that can move me in such a way as New York does. Even while I was creating this piece today, my mind was wandering and I was reflecting on how really luck I feel to be here, ” remarked Aerosol.

Maybe that is why he picked one of Basquiat’s quotes to write alongside the portrait, “I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.”

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A ghost-like Jean-Michel emerges. Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A little extra up top makes it drip in that way people are rocking right now. Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The signature arrow being cut. Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Using his trademark colors and the red arrow, Aerosol seems to have updated his signature style with a fair amount of dripping paint this time out.

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Signed and dated, a new piece done. Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jean-Michel Basqiat, by Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“All Shook Up”, Aerosol’s show at Ad Hoc Gallery will be next Friday. More details HERE.

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NEW JAY-Z! Jef Aerosol Gives Props to NYC, BKLN, and JAY-Z with New Iconic Stencil

Street Art Stencil Artist Jef Aerosol unveils a brand-new stencil of Jay-Z for his upcoming Debut Show in New York.

A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.
A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.

Aerosol is well-known for his other rock and roll icons in the 30 years he’s been getting up all over the globe with stencils: Dylan, Jagger, Bowie, Vicious, Morrison, Lennon and Yoko, Hendrix, Cobain,  — and of course there are New Yorkers like Patty Smith and The Ramones.

Now, as he prepares to make his debut solo gallery show in New York in 2010, Aerosol is in an EMPIRE STATE OF MIND and pays tribute with this fresh new portrait of rapper Jay-Z.

Every era has it’s icons, and with a 20-year old son of his own, clearly Aerosol has his eye on one of today’s best known music pillars.  Now with more Number 1 Albums than Elvis Presley, it only makes sense that Brooklyn’s hometown hero has passed into the icon pantheon of Aerosol.

Have you ever seen the steps it takes to make a stencil? Jef Aerosol shows you inside his studio:

To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.
To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.

The ink glistens on the background silhoette.

The first layer of glistening paint creates the silhouette of the image.

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Each stencil is cut slightly differently to create the whole image.

Slight variations in hue also add the illusion of dimension.

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The new Jay-Z by Jef Aerosol.

Here’s the Press Release for the Upcoming Show at Ad Hoc January 29th.

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Fun Friday! 01.15.10: “Street Crush” on Video, Jerkville, Available Men, Greenscreen Grannies, Local Banking

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“Street Crush” on Video

Brooklyn Filmmaker Collective “Cinema Set Free” produced this great video about the celebration of Street Art in New York called “Street Crush”. Thank you Antonio, Lawrence, Melissa, and Demitri of “Cinema Set Free” for your talents.

BrooklynStreetArt.com and AlphaBeta Art Space hosted a fun street art show with 43 street artists, 4 burlesque performers, and a kissing booth.  Working around themes of “Love, Sex, and the Street”, well-known street artists alongside relative whipper-snappers dug deep for fresh takes on gritty street ardor.

Artists included Aakash Nihalani, Abe Lincoln Jr., Aiko, Anera, Bortusk Leer, Broken Crow, C. Damage, Cake, Celso, Charm, Chris Uphues, Creepy, DirQuo, Ellis Gallagher A.K.A. (C)ELLIS G., Eternal Love, FauxReel, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Imminent Disaster, Hellbent, Infinity, Nobody, Jef Aerosol, Jon Burgerman, Matt Siren, Mimi the Clown, NohJColey, Pagan, PMP, Poster Boy, Pufferella, Pushkin, Chris from Robots Will Kill, Col from Robots Will Kill, Veng from Robots Will Kill, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Stikman, The Dude Company, Titi from Paris, and U.L.M.

See the Street Crush Artists Here

THE PERFORMERS Nasty Canasta, Clams Casino, Harvest Moon, and your MC, Tigger!

THE KISSING BOOTH A funky loveshack built by artist and set-designer J. Mikal Davis and lorded over by Madame Voulez-Vous. Kissing Booth Volunteers: Ashley, Jeremy, Jess, Justin, Natasha, Ryan, and Val.

THE NON-PROFIT: Art Ready mentoring program for New York City high school students considering careers in the arts, please visit: http://www.smackmellon.org/education.html

MUSIC The DJ was Jesse Mann streaming live on DailySession.com

POST PARTY Brooklyn projection artists, SeeJ and SuperDraw performed at Coco66 .

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO “CINEMA SET FREE” and
Producer/Cameraman – Lawrence Whiteside
Producer/Cameraman – Antonio Bonilla
Editor – Melissa Figueroa
Voice Over Recordist – Dimitri Tisseryre

The original “Street Crush” Press Release

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It’s a New Dance KRAZE Born in Jerkville!


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And Speaking of Jerkville: Dashing Men Available for Dating

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Too Cold For Coney Island? Not Virtually!

Forget Avatar – Put Grandma in front of a Green Screen!

(The image you see behind them is the image they’re looking at)

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Bill Maher on Keeping Your Money Local

You don’t have to stay in a loveless, abusive relationship with your Big Bank.

Here’s a list of Brooklyn Community Banks
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Wish #7: Jef Aerosol

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10 Wishes for 2010, #7, Jef Aerosol

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Jef Aerosol, who painted his first stencil in 1982 and is widely credited as being one of the original street artists in Paris, along with artists like Blek Le Rat and Miss Tic. January 2010 brings him to New York for “All Shook Up”, a powerful new solo show of cultural icons at Ad Hoc in Brooklyn.

“I wish one very simple thing : let’s all open our eyes and realize once and for good that all human beings on earth are brothers and sisters…
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one !”

© Jef Aerosol

© Jef Aerosol



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Oil pastels and drawing together: Chris Stain and Armsrock (2nd installment of 3 interview posts)

Oil pastels and drawing together: Chris Stain and Armsrock (2nd installment of 3 interview posts)

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In stark black and white, you can only imagine the experiences that Armsrock is drawing.  Hopefully, only in your imagination, in some cases. (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain talks about the variety of techniques he’s using, including a relatively new one he borrowed from Armsrock,

“Yeah,  basically, the gallery told us that in order for me to use spray paint to do the installation I needed to contact the tenant who lives above the gallery because the fumes will rise up to their apartment.  I thought that would slow me down and I remembered that last year when Armsrock and I worked together that he was using these oil pastels, crayons.  And I tried that out last year when I was in Norway and I liked it.  I didn’t really explore it like I wanted to so I figured, “What the hell”, I’ll do it for this show because it will tie-in more with what he is doing with charcoal and watercolor.   Spray paint can be rather bold and striking, whereas his work is more softer looking.  So I think it worked out well and I liked it. I like the softness of it. It’s more hands-on drawing… you’re in direct contact with the wall . ”

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Chris Stain using the full scope of the wall, and stretching his skills (photo Jaime)

Instead of solo shows, Armsrock said that they each wanted to do a two-person show,

“Basically because it is more fun and it makes it a little easier going.  We’re not often drawing on each other’s things but there’s constantly this talk going back and forth.”, Armsrock

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Armsrock (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Armsrock (photo Jaime Rojo)

“I Know There is Love” at Ad Hoc Gallery August 7

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A few more pics from Chris Stain & Armsrock

Okay, there is love, most def.

And a lot of it is flowing toward these two artists, no doubt, who have always shown love for the dispossessed, working class, out-of-work, marginalized “everyman” and “everywoman” with their human depictions.  In these times when we are shedding jobs and waiting to see how far down the bottom is, maybe that’s why this show (one week from now) is striking a deep chord already.  Instead of emailing pics to all the fans, we’re posting them here.

(photo Jaime Rojo)

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On with the (Street Art) Show !

Action!  That’s what is happening in the street art scene in New York,

despite the wretched economy and artists losing their dayjobs, and galleries of all types dreaming up new innovative ways to stay afloat, the street art keeps coming.

In one week only (the week we lost Michael Jackson) we hit only a few of the events going on that featured street artists – we’re considering rollerskates and interns at this point – and even if you can’t afford it, you feel rich!  Plus the refreshments are usually free… just don’t take it on the street or you get a ticket.

Welcome to the new Brooklynite Pop Up Shop in the East Village (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Welcome to the new Brooklynite Pop Up Shop in the East Village. The main gallery remains in Bed Stuy, where Ray and Hope hope it will stay! (photo Steven P. Harrington)

New Specter Print at Brooklynite  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
New Specter Print at Brooklynite – he did 8 versions of this, and they are much more impressive in person (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Zbiok and Remed, Various and Gould at Brooklynite  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Zbiok and Remed, Various and Gould at Brooklynite (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Cool Aiko pieces at Brooklynite  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Cool Aiko pieces on cupboard doors at Brooklynite (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Michael in the Headlines  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Michael in the Headlines (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A tribute by a fan in the crowd outside the Apollo Theatre in Harlem on Friday  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Hundreds of fans crowded together to dance and shout and shake their bodies down to the ground outside the Apollo Theatre in Harlem on Friday (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Imminent Disaster at Ad Hoc  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Imminent Disaster at Ad Hoc – sorry no good pics from Gaia – you can check our interview with them a couple days back (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Bishop 203 at Eastern District  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
An impressive number of new canvas pieces by Bishop 203 at Eastern District (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Dennis McNett (McMutt) at Eastern District  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Ever cheerful Dennis McNett (McMutt) at Eastern District (photo Steven P. Harrington)

The crowd at Eastern District  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
The crowd at Eastern District (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Dick Chicken at Eastern District  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
The captions are the funny part. But no closeups here, sorry. Dick Chicken at Eastern District (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Can you name these 4 album covers? Invader at Jonathan Levine  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Can you name these 4 album covers? Invader at Jonathan Levine (photo Steven P. Harrington)

WK Interact wall sculpture  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
WK Interact wall sculpture at Jonathan Levine Gallery (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Vixen with cougar by WK Interact (courtesy Jonathan Levine) (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Vixen with cougar by WK Interact (courtesy Jonathan Levine) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

WK Interact courtesy Jonathan Levine Gallery  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
WK Interact courtesy Jonathan Levine Gallery (photo Steven P. Harrington)

With friends like these (WK Interact at Jonathan Levine Gallery)  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
A series of new portraits of WK’s friends adorned the gallery – with friends like these… (WK Interact at Jonathan Levine Gallery) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A blur in motion, WK Interact at Jonathan Levine  (photo Steven P. Harrington)
A blur in motion, WK Interact signs fresh copies of the new Drago volume about him at Jonathan Levine (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Skewville's donated piece at the fundraiser for North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition in Greenpoint (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Skewville’s donated piece at the fundraiser for NbPAC (North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition) in Greenpoint  (photo Steven P. Harrington)

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