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Holiday Window Shows : A Floating City of The Future at Barneys

Holiday Window Shows : A Floating City of The Future at Barneys

New York is one of the few pedestrian cities that has an active street culture almost everywhere you walk and the tradition of the revered holiday window display is one that endures even though many people shop digitally. Even if times are tough with the personal home budget, you can still have a blast walking up 5th Avenue looking in windows on the way to checking out the tree. While the window show themes have moved away from explicitly Christmas-related as the population has diversified, you will still catch a fair number of moralizing perpetually cheerful animatronic ear-muff wearing carolers and dancing reindeer, elves, and nutcrackers.


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

One window display you will dig this year in New York skips Santa’s workshop and heads to a projected future city that morphs before your eyes and you never have to step foot inside.  A collaboration with Brooklyn rapper JAY Z, the Barneys window is encased in a gold metal structure installed on the sidewalk and from one side of the structure you can step into a dark “room” to experience a floating city as it morphs before your eyes. It could be Manhattan emerging from the Ice Age to the Enlightenment as light projection technology gives the public a view of the city changing from icy, cold colors to warm, bright and glittery golds. It could also represent how Manhattan is becoming an island encrusted with diamonds and platinum and gold.

Price for this show on the street: Free. Step inside the store and you can get the leather “Brooklyn” baseball cap for $875.00.


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Fun Friday 07.02.10


It’s Only Street Art When It’s On the Street

So you might as well move the furniture out on the sidewalk for your 4th of July Bar-B-Que this weekend and enjoy the best of both worlds.  Look, some guests have already arrived!  Pictured below on the Brooklyn street are Veng (RWK), Imminent Disaster, El Sol 25, Yote, and Andrew Michael Ford. Is the beer cold yet?

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(image © Jaime Rojo)

Let Jimi Put You In the Mood for a Patriotic Weekend

In Manhattan – Street Artist Dennis McNett’s Wild Kingdom Runs 50 Feet of Barney’s Windows


Brooklyn based artist Dennis McNett totally smashed the windows at Barneys with his imagination. “Passerby’s can see over sized wolf, owl, and skull masks paired with mannequins dressed in evening wear with a backdrop of psychodelic starbursts and swooping wolfbats. Dennis’s woodcut blocks, prints, masks and paper mache sculptures adorn the mannequins and window interiors. His imagery from nature, folklore, mythology, and story telling mixed with the graphic carved wood patterns from wood block prints sets a very unique stage for the store and this part of town.”

Barneys NY Madison Ave. between 60th and 61st through July 12th
They are best seen at night as they have been professionally lit.  Check out Dennis at

Biggie on the Street at 17 – Where Brooklyn At?

You’ll Hear This One At Least ONCE This Weekend

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Street Art Eames for the Windows!

Street Artist Billi Kid and Street Art Photographer Luna Park pair 20 hot street artists with the Classic Chair

American designers Charles and Ray Eames worked and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture during their life together, which stretched 4 decades or so in the last century. During that time they created many classics – like this, this, and this.  So celebrated are their designs that the postal service even issued a collection of stamps a couple of years ago featuring their designs.

As with most things that become classic, they also can use an update periodically – even though I know that statement causes a shudder to go down the spines of those who consider the designs “timeless”.

And so it came to be that Mr. Kid and Ms. Park summoned 20 of the current crop of rebels on the street to reface one of the Eames classics for a fundraiser auction benefitting Operation Design, which puts architects, artists and related professionals in mentorship programs with NYC public school students.  The whole enterprise, which includes a film crew an on-line auction and a few parties ultimately involves a number of players.

But the aesthetically gratifying and thrilling part of this show to me is that it is freely available by walking down the street – specifically walking by the Barney’s windows starting May 11th – June 1st.

The MOMA has the original in it’s permanent collection, and TIME magazine named their dining chair the best design of the 20th century, but for us the real deal is in these 2010 versions that erupt with new life and the D.I.Y. spirit that is alive and well on the streets.

The chairs have been rocked! I think NohJ even set his on fire… Here are a few examples.

Aakash Nihalani
Eames classic by Aakash Nihalani

Billi Kid

Eames classic by Billi Kid

Elbow Toe
Eames classic by Elbow Toe

Joe Iurato
Eames classic by Joe Iurato

Eames classic by NohJColey

Peru Ana Ana Peru
Eames classic by Peru Ana Ana Peru

Eames classic by Skewville

Sofia Maldonado
Eames classic by Sofia Maldonado





Operation Design

Billi Kid

Luna Park

The Eames Office

Public Works Dept.

See the whole collection of chairs HERE


A unique collection of iconic Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs, as re-imagined by some of today’s most celebrated graffiti and street artists, will be auctioned online

Operation Design organizes architects, graphic artists, design, construction and related professionals to work with public school students to create motivating and inspiring spaces and projects.

Featured in BARNEYS NEW YORK windows on Madison Avenue at 61st Street
May 11th through June 1st.

Bidding begins May 11th at and ends June 1st.

Curated by Billi Kid and Luna Park.

Artist List

Aakash Nihalani, Billi Kid, Blanco, Cake, Celso, Cern, Damon Ginandes, Darkcloud, David Cooper, Elbow-Toe, James and Karla Murray, Joe Iurato, Matt Siren, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Stikman, UR®New York and Veng.

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