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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.16.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.16.14

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Eelco Virus, Faith47, Jetsonorama, JJ Veronis, Monica Canilao, Mr. Prvrt, Pyramid Oracle, Rambo, Sean9Lugo, Seeone, She Wolf, and Vexta

Top Image >> Pyramid Oracle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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VEXTA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. PRVRT new mural for Savage Habbit in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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It’s officially deer hunting season in New York State right now, and Sean9Lugo is in the spirit! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sean9Lugo for Savage Habbit. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Eelco “Virus” van der Berg (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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RAMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This artist has been adding a tiny tile to mark the train station on the NYC Subways. Please help ID the artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Faith47 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jetsonorama’s portrait of Monica Canilao in Seattle. (photo © Jetsonorama)

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Don’t Fret stops for a smoke in Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Polly Wanna Bribe? Dont Fret. Would she tell or worse, blackmail you? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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SeeOne’s new Batman-themed mural for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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SeeOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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SeeOne and the Joker at The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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She Wolf (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Atlanta, Georgia. August 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Stikki Peaches, Fashionable Storm Troopers, and Ruling the World

Stikki Peaches, Fashionable Storm Troopers, and Ruling the World

Montreal’s Stikki Peaches wonders what would it be like if art ruled the world and we were shocked to learn that it doesn’t. Although if the last few days of art fairs are to be relied upon for global governance, the world seems smothered with credit cards, luxury logos, and every possible reworked iteration and echo of Andy Warhol you can imagine.

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Stikki Peaches (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Peaches mines the image pools of popular culture as well, returning often to hand-cut print outs of celebrities, superheroes, and royalty for quick-read icons that he then customizes with stickers, paint drips, mohawks, metal spikes, and hand rendered facial tattoos. These new wheat-pasted pieces popped up in Brooklyn and Manhattan last week in well traveled high-profile locations sure to capture many an eye with images that are easily recognized, newly re-freshed, and stikki.

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Stikki Peaches (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikki Peaches (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikki Peaches (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Batbamacare, Bane Capitalist – Street Artist Election Parody on Web by General Howe

Holy Healthcare, Batbama!

Conceptual Street Artist General Howe will be sticking a pointy eared mask onto Obama’s photo after the presidential debate tonight – as he writes his next report for the Super Election News website.

A screengrab from the art parody blog by conceptual street artist General Howe called “Super Election News 2012”

One part HuffPost Politics, one part The Onion, and one part Halloween super hero role-playing – The site is the onscreen version of parodies General Howe started in his street work a few years ago. By subverting the election “news” that’s continually blared from the polycephalic cluster of political blogs and trustworthy news websites, Howe equates the candidates staged personas as spun by PR machines with the simplified good and evil story that is told in the Batman sagas.

Obama as Batman, Romney as Bane, Gingrich as Penguin, Sheldon Adelson as the Joker… “Presidential elections and summer blockbuster movies have become the same thing,” explains General Howe, “There is an epic battle of good vs. evil and the fate of the world is up for grabs.  If we pay a little extra for the larger soda, the experience will be that much better.”

 

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

With regular postings on his online art/politics website, the General has been mulling over the implications of simplification of complex issues, the corrupting influence of blind money donations, the surreal spinning of real news, as well as parodying the more obvious manipulations he sees in his daily review of what has essentially has become a hyper-charged money-fueled media industry that commoditizes candidates for profit and ignores/deludes the citizenry.

What may frighten you more are the similarities between fact and fiction.

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe’s new series of characters are called “The Supers” and he has made a print comic book for the 2012 election, as well as installed some parody election signage in the perfectly mowed autumn lawns of sterile suburbia, where the effect of seeing a pro-Bane or pro-Batman and Robin sign is startlingly normal appearing in all their patriotic colors and crisp graphics. Antecedents to this campaign can be found in General Howe’s reworking of actual advertising signage during the 2008 campaign where John McCain was 2Face, Hilary Clinton had the bloody clown lips of the Joker, and Obama was again depicted as Batman.

General Howe. An infographic that merges olde with new on The Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

While his art on the streets has always had a political element that is informed by American culture and history, General Howe has been having a blast with this new online art project, “This work has strong roots in street art but is completely digitally based.  I’ve been thinking a lot about making accessible work and communicating a message to the masses and as much as street art does that and I think there is unexplored territory in how much of peoples lives exist in the digital world.  It would be a great evolution to see digital content and websites subverted the same way our physical environment is being subverted by street art. I don’t have the skills or knowledge of a hacker so this is my attempt at transforming the digital experience.”

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

General Howe. The Supers. Super Election News 2012 (photo © General Howe)

From 2008 by Street Artist General Howe, these advertising panel interventions featured Obama as Batman and John McCain as 2Face.  (photos © General Howe)

From the 2008 campaign by Street Artist General Howe, Hilary Clinton was merged with The Joker for this wheatpaste and this fine art panel displayed at the BSA “Street Crush” show.  (photos © General Howe and © Jaime Rojo)

 

Updated for 2012, these new pieces from “The Supers” were on display at the Crest Hardware Art Show this June by General Howe. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Updated for 2012, these new pieces from “The Supers” were on display at the Crest Hardware Art Show this June by General Howe. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more day-to-day update on The Super Election News from General Howe go to:

http://superelectionnews.wordpress.com/

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Art In Odd Places: The Crest Hardware Art Show

Your local hardware store could also be the next “It” neighborhood gallery if they take Joe Franquinha’s lead.  

The second generation owner of Crest Hardware in Brooklyn’s north side has been launching an art show for the last few years in this former working class neighborhood that began swimming with artists a decade ago. While the hardware based theme is sometimes stretched beyond plausible connection and Joe’s curatorial method stretches to every artistic ability, the elitists who once mistakenly sniffed at the idea of an art show in a hardware store now find themselves needing to stop by if only out of curiosity, or a pack of light bulbs.

A sculpture by Matthew Warren made with PVC pipes hangs in the garden section. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And what will they see? Among the mop handles and caulking guns they’ll find work that surprises, disarms, causes a chuckle, and sometimes even looks amazing. Regardless of your expectations, you will not be bored by this collection of about 300 pieces and you’ll find work by some pretty well-known names also. You might also meet Joe and Liza’s pig, a local celebrity named Franklin.

Here are some images from The Crest Hardware Art Show just opened this week.

Chris Stain’s stencil doesn’t stray far from the spray paint. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Max Zorn creates portraits made from packing tape, here displayed on a light box in the front window. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Max Zorn. Detail of the installation. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A portrait of Henry Ford by Daek One. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Quel Beast turns Joe into a scarecrow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rachel Farmer (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist General Howe “Super PAC” characters; Obama as Batman, Mitt Romney as Bane.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The “Super PAC” are characters of the 2012 presidential election portrayed as characters in the Batman mythology.  Obama as Batman, Romney as Bane, Gingrich as Penguin, etc… Presidential elections and summer blockbuster movies have become the same thing. There is an epic battle of good vs evil and the fate of the world is up for grabs,” says the artist.

General Howe depicts Michelle Obama as Cat Woman.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jeremy Fish created this portrait of the store celebrity, Franklin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artists Sheryo and The Yok contribute a collaboration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Street Artist Willow contributed a piece. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A sculptural beaver dam by Peter Pracillio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Funderburgh (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lilia Trenkova creates this chess set made with bolts, nuts and color chips. (photo © Jaime Rojo)\

Astrodub (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dave Tree spent some time writing on the toilet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bernard Klevickas created this sculpture from reclaimed parts of old bikes. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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