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All Female Power on the Bushwick Tip, Sis

We received a roaring response from BSA readers about yesterday’s post on Bushwick and the changing nature of the scene on the street and its relation to this artists neighborhood that feels like it is on the cusp of full-throttle gentrification. With all the factors implied for a maturing giant cultural moment years in the making, clearly for us dear old dirty Bushwack is soooo HOT. Also, the thermometer will be in the 90s this weekend  so we were showing off some incredibly clever wordplay. We’ll pick up this conversation with you a little later, but thank you to all the thinkers and feelers and opinion makers who write to us. We love you too.

But today we want to put a little sunshine on a handful of the women who create work for the street, including this new stuff that popped up this week in Bushwick. The casual passerby doesn’t normally have a clue who has put work on the street or their gender and they either like it or don’t – the work has to stand on its own and its fate and duration is determined by a complex set of every changing rules and factors. But if you want a non-sexist review of your work, then do it anonymously- which the vast majority of Street Art is outside its immediate peer group.

Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This group of artists – Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Elle, Gilf!, Sheryo, and Vexta – is local, national and international, just like the rest of the scene, and was pulled together by Gilf!  She took a few minutes to tell BSA readers about the motivation for this project and the experience.  And there was one woman Street Artist who was present in Gilf!’s mind – can you guess who she is referring to?

“As a woman who was solely inspired to begin working in the streets by another female artist, I have felt the need to bring a group of women on one wall together for some time. While we tend to be few and far between in the chaos of the street art world I feel our messages can be empowering for women of all ages. When we show work all together in one place that power can be exponential.

I was really excited to see how each artist interpreted the concept of honoring women in her own unique voice. Our struggles and victories can sometimes be very different than men’s, and to create that discussion all together was truly a unique experience. I have to say I was impressed at how quickly and hard these ladies worked to create such great art. There is typically an aura of support and community that tends to be universal in our world of creating art for the public, and this wall had that in abundance” – Gilf!

Cake. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! and Elle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! Tribute to The Mothers Of Plaza De Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elle. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Vexta (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 01.08.12 Miami Special Part II

Here is the 2nd half of the Miami images we captured for you from the massive blocks long street installation party called Art Basel this year. Most of these pieces are legal, many are not. You can call them Street Art, but not all are actually on the street and many could also be classified as murals.

Now is a perfect window of opportunity to go see these as many will be buffed in the next few weeks and months, as property owners sell the buildings or decide they didn’t actually dig the art as much as they thought they would. Within a decade or so, this area in Miami will most likely be less enthused with and even hostile toward graffiti and Street Art in general, but the red carpet is laid out at the moment. Artists are flocking from all over the world to jockey for walls, hoping to be seen by potential fans and collectors, or at least to hang out with peers and make new friends. This is a moment on a timeline and, for right now, the colors, patterns, textures, messages and lucid dreams are pulsating on walls everywhere; a mountain of creativity set free.

So here are more than 50 images in our interview with the street, this week featuring 2501, Adjust, AM, Andrew Schoultz, Art Basel 2011, AWR, Bask, Ben Eine, Bik Ismo, Buff Monster, C215, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col, Cope, Dabs&Myla, Des, Ema, Emo, Entes Pesimo, Ethos, Ever, Florida, Gaia, Interesni Kazki, Jade Uno, Jaz, Joe Iurato, Liqen, Miami, Michael DeFeo, Neuzz, Nomade, Nomads, Nunca, Pancho Pixel, Pez, PHD, Pi, el Pancho, Primary Flight, Remote, Retna, Roa, RONE, Shark Toof, Shiro, Smells, Spagnola, Stormie Mills, Vhils, Wynwood Walls, and Zed1.

With special thanks to all the people who helped us out, showed us around and provided insight and background, especially the good folks from Primary Projects and Wynwood Walls.

Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Liqen’s metaphoric mural of miserable corporate finance workers in a labyrinthine maze may have been the singular most powerful and timely image this year.   (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

International star Vhils and crew created a few signature portraits using his very original method of destruction and creation, a low relief sculpture that emanates from the wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rone’s model looked skyward from a few locations on the street. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shiro (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Now, why is that? Smells Like Junk (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA and Ben Eine hit up this little corner spot with Primary Flight. The unusual free-standing structure called “The Living Room” has played host to a number of graffiti, mural, and street artists over the last few years, and this year also featured a pop-up piano ensemble performance. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Neuzz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Assume Vivid Astro Focus killed this wall last year and it still looks fresh. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Famed duo Assume Vivid Astro Focus (photo © Jaime Rojo)

New Jersey’s Joe Iurato (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jade Uno . Entes Pesimo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia and C215 appeared frequently with one another this year on the street. This one is bookended by some Nomade posters (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia, C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bik Ismo, a custom hot rod, and of course a couple of appreciative dudes. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zed1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Despite relative domestic tranquility, sometimes Felix and Ana were not sure if they were seeing the same thing. Ever (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Retna stretched his alphabet tall, and tucked in many tributes to local friends. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Interesni Kazki . Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Interesni Kazki and Liqen combined forces on this mural referencing the world wide web. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Interesni Kazki . Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Interesni Kazki . Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo lit up a desolate spot under the highway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ethos (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Emo, PHD, Remote (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Emo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ema (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A killer repetition from Des (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs & Myla collaboration with AWR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Col on a bed of seafoam blue (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain brought some friends from New York and Baltimore. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This bull head popped out at discrete locations. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bask bolted to a post. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stormie Mills (photo © Jaime Rojo)

One of the few blatantly political pieces from Spagnola, with additional commentary added by a third party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This Shark Toof appears to be whispering something to Anthony Lister. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho kind of killed it.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pez is on multiple surfaces everywhere. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cope crushed repeatedly. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clown Soldier stands guard at the gate. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Buff Monster . Cope (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2501 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Andrew Schoultz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Andrew Schoultz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adjust (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 06.12.11

Images of the Week 06.12.11

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Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 130, BAST, Dark Clouds, David Flores, Enzo & Nio, Mare 139, Skewville, Twenty, and Veng.

brooklyn-street-art-skewville-bast-jaime-rojo-06-11-web-10Skewville and Bast did this new Brooklyn boom box for Bushwick Open Studios last week (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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And this week Skewville was picked as a clue for the “Great Urban Race” a marathon-cum-treasure-hunt dress up in a costume and jog through New York event. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Last-Exit-to-Brooklyn-BSA-Presents-Graphic-smallerSpeaking of Skewville, if you are in Brooklyn next weekend for Northside Open Studios and the Crest Fest 2011 and the Northside Music Festival be sure to see the brand new giant 100 foot Skewville wall unveiling in Williamsburg and come to the afterparty thrown by NOS, Crest and BSA in Greepoint. We’ll be sending out a big announcement about all the street artists involved this year (including some surprises) – so get on our newsletter and we’ll be sure to send you an invite. Great Street Art in Brooklyn!

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Skewville and Bast from a slightly different angle. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Looks like Bast tried his hand with the fire extinguisher (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Well known graffiti artist Mare 139 created this sculpture for El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 at El Museo del Barrio. This window installation is right across the street from MOMA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mare 139 entry for El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 at El Museo del Barrio. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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David Flores work in progress in Los Angeles. (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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David Flores in LA just completed this piece paying homage to a rebel. With good cause. (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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130 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This sticker reminds us of Kara Walker work. We are not sure if the MEMO tag was an original part of the work (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo & Nio continue with their series of Girls and Guns (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pardon me, I seem to have something stuck in my eye. Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An unknown artist tried to fend the mini heat wave this week by process of  sublimation (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An angry Mr. Potato head type. Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A teaming mass of people during the one-day sale at Macy’s? Constituents at Representative Anthony Weiner’s office getting ready to give him a piece of their minds about his Sexting? The crowd getting off the roller coaster at Coney Island? This unknown street artist hand draws dozens of faces on steno pads and then wheat paste them together on walls.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Street Artist 2wenty in Los Angeles at night thanks to Carlos Gonzales. (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Hey, why the long face? Veng of RWK continues to work on the Vandevoort Place wall in Bushwick. More photos of the work still in progress below (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Photo © Jaime Rojo

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Images of the Week 08.16.09

Images of the Week 08.16.09

Our weekly interview with the street

El Coucho
El Coucho has a certain savoir-faire, don de gente (El Coucho) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Clayton and Maybelle still remember their first blind date. (PeruAna AnaPeru) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Gaia
Bovines on Lockdown! (Gaia) (photo Jaime Rojo)

El Coucho
Pugilistic Showiness (El Coucho) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose tries his luck with Hamlet
Red Nose tries his luck with Hamlet (photo Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose doing time
I’m gonna break my rusty cage and run … (Red Nose) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris RWK
Hey cutie. (Chris RWK) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Half Obey
Half O’ Bey (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville Obey
What’re you sayin’ zactly?  (Skewville, Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJColey
Sometimes when I’m trying to get my point across I just get all tied up in knots. Know M Sayin? (NohJColey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective Mural Bedford and South 5 Williamsburg
The Younity Collective Mural in Williamsburg (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AM
The Younity Collective, AM (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AIKO

The Younity Collective, AIKO (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AM, JEN ONE, EROTICA
The Younity Collective AM, JEN ONE, EROTICA  (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective EMA

The Younity Collective, EMA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SHIRO
The Younity Collective, Shiro (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SOFIA
The Younity Collective, SOFIA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SOFIA
The Younity Collective, SOFIA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective TOO FLY
The Younity Collective, TOO FLY (photo Jaime Rojo)

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