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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.01.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.01.16

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“Hooray! Hooray! The first of May. Outdoor f***ing begins today!”

– Or at least that’s what we learned in school. Brooklyn’s hawthorn trees and lilacs are in bloom, as are the cherry trees in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. High school girls are wearing short skirts and long hair and boys are well, boys; strutting around like peacocks trying to get attention with fun and foolish behavior, and Duke Riley is setting pigeons free after dark till June 12.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring BAT, Billi Kid, Binho, D7606, Damien Mitchell, Enzo Sarto, Freddy Sam, JMZ Walls, Kafka, Maya Hayuk, Modus, Mr. Toll, Otto “Osch” Schade, Pyramid Oracle, Ricky Lee Gordon, Seb Gorey, Weed Dude, and Zeso.

Our top image: OSCH for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Seb Gorey. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Seb Gorey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ricky Lee Gordon AKA Freddy Sam for #notacrime campaign in West Harlem. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ricky Lee Gordon AKA Freddy Sam for #notacrime campaign in West Harlem. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BAT (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Maya Hayuk (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Maya Hayuk. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Maya Hayuk. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Maya Hayuk. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zeso for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo Sarto with Kafka (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Binho for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Modus (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Damien Mitchell for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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d7606 and The Ramones (currently at the Queens Museum) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Weed Dude (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pyramid Oracle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. Toll (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. April 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.10.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.10.16

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You did it! First week of 2016 DONE! Congratulations sis we still have a few blocks to go. Exciting new gallery shows already this weekend with Esteban Del Valle in LA and Dalek / Interezni Kazki in NYC and a home-baked hard nut trio of El Sol 25, Specter, and Russell Murphy “Putting It In” in Brooklyn this week. Actually the latter would like to further the dialogue with you about what is the current rightful state of illegal work among all the pretty murals going up now on the streets.

“Today the lines between legal and illegal works on the streets have been blurred by social media and the overcommercialization of the graffiti and street art aesthetic and although many of the artists working currently to create legal murals have helped the art form gain international recognition and acceptance, many of the artists strictly creating illegal works have not had opportunities to separate themselves from the growing roster of legal muralists,” says the press release.

Meanwhile this week the stock market was its worst since 2011, Obama readied his last State of the Union, El Chapo was thinking of vacationing north of the border, Hong Kong Street Art was asking people about 5 missing booksellers, the Lotto jackpot broke records and a Queen Victoria statue was “Vaj-ed” in Bristol.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Apples on Pictures, Billi Kid, Brolga, Felix Semper, Honschar, Hot Tea, Kai, Keith Haring, Kerry James Marshall, Lunge Box, Mgr Mors, Otto “Osch” Schade, Phoebe New York, Scoutpines, Specter, Thiago Goms, and War Buck$.

Top Image: War Buck$ is ready for the next financial crisis. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Keith Haring (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Keith Haring (1958-1990) painted these two murals on the same handball wall verso and reverso in a park on Harlem River Drive and E 128 Street in 1986. The murals were restored last year. Keith donated the art work to the city of New York. We heard his name mentioned in conversation as we were riding the subway and wanted to share these art works with you as a reminder of his art and his influence on today’s Street Art world.

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Keith Haring (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Honschar (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Thiago Goms. Fanzara, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Scoutpines (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Apple on Pictures (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Otto “Osch” Schade in Vina del Mar, Chile. (photo © Urban Art International)

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Brolga (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kai (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mgr Mors. Stary Sącz / Poland  / 2016. Do It Yourself Festival. (photo © Mgr Mors)

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Mgr Mors. Stary Sącz / Poland  / 2016. Do It Yourself Festival. (photo © Mgr Mors)

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Phoebe New York is just all partied out after the holidays. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kerry James Marshall on the High Line.(photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Felix Semper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ian (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hot Tea VAAAAIN (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. NYC Subway. January, 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.25.15

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.25.15

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This is the harvest season when all the fruits of Street Artists labor are on display for everyone to admire – and just before the frost transforms all the leaves and turns the grass brown and your cheeks red, it is time for you to go outside with your camera. There is a new talented crop of artists on the street that has been maturing these last few seasons and of course there are the perennials on display as well. New York in the autumn is always dramatic; the perfect stage to unveil new productions, new art shows, new movies, new musical compositions, and new standards being set. If the pickings for this weeks BSA Images of the Week are an indication, Autumn is at full peak right now, pure splendor.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Billi Kid, City Kitty, City Rabbit, Danielle Mastrion, Dee Dee, Elbow-Toe, Ernest Zacharevic, Hiss, Kai, Myth, Olek, Phoebe New York, Pixote, Sean9Lugo, Spider Tag, Tom Fruin, Tony De Pew, WK Interact, and You Go Girl!

Top image above >>> Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Danielle Mastrion (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sean9Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tony DePew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Haring motif on vinyl sheets was applied to this doors apparently for a themed party inside the building.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ernest Zacharevic’s third collaboration with Martha Cooper. Mr. Zacharevic used one of Ms. Cooper’s photos as an inspiration for this piece, which includes a real paint brush. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Rabbit (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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OLEK says “Rule #1 Never be #2. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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I hear that! Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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KAI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe brings an old favorite back to the streets. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Homer (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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PIXOTE (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Phoebe New York (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Spider Tag in Athens, Greece. October 2015. (photo © Spider Tag)

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Spider Tag. Detail from the piece above. (photo © Spider Tag)

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Tom Fruin (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. October 2015 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images Of The Week: 05.11.14

Images Of The Week: 05.11.14

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Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, mommies, mama, mas, mutters, madres, and variations on loving female caregivers out there. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts.

Been a huge week for New York with yet another round of art fairs that no one has ever heard of and a few that you are familiar with, all crammed and crawling with buyers, collectors, fans, surveyors, looky-loos. Also it looks like the action on the street, both commissioned and uncommissioned, is coming on fast and furious. You try to catch it while it happens, and yet somehow in a city like New York, you know that there are hundreds of new pieces that you missed because everything is blooming seemingly overnight and April showers have brought May murals, tags, throwies, wheatpastes, stencils, street art, graffiti, stickers and cellphones hoisted into the air to capture it all!

Here our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Billi Kid, Billy Mode, Chris Stain, Chris Uphues, Cristian Sonda, COL Wallnuts, Cre8tive YouTH*ink, Dailey Crafton, Faluja, Grosseling, Joseph Bottari, Kazy, Lillewenn, Manuel Huth, Martha Cooper, Mender, Mover, Olek, Pork, Sober, Zola, and Zura.

Top Image >> Chris Stain and Billy Mode new mural in Brooklyn in collaboration with Cre8tive YouTH*ink. The image is based on Martha Cooper’s photograph from her series Street Play, 1978. To learn more about Cre8tive YouTH*ink click HERE. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sober . Mover (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sober . Mover (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kazy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Faluja (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cristian Sonda in Milan,. Italy. (photo © Cristian Sonda)

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The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love and respect their mother” ~author unknown. OLEK suggests a similar sentiment here. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zura (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dailey Crafton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dailey Crafton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joseph Bottari (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pork. Grosseling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zola (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mender (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Liliwenn in Berlin. (photo © Liliwenn)

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Chris Uphues (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Manuel Huth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Col Wallnuts for The Bushwick Collective. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Brooklyn. Spring 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week: 03.23.14

Images Of The Week: 03.23.14

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Aine, APC, Bast, Billi Kid, Dain, David Shillinglaw, Dee Dee, Dennis McNett, Droid, Enzo & Nio, Kaws, Li-Hill, Seazk, Stikman, and Wing.

Top Image >> Dain is back with some new objects of his affection (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The city is full of them, but you usually don’t catch one like this. Li-Hill (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Droid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Enzo & Nio (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gurl, oh no you didn’t! Bast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kaws in collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dennis McNett in collaboration with Show Paper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aine. Often when we talk about art in the streets we refer to it as the gallery on the street, and in this case it literally is one. This artist contributed this collection of his own works and studies of a couple of others, installed on the street.  The collection has changed over time and most people just appreciate it and move on. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aine. Next to his own character illustration, a study of the Mary Cassatt’s 1893 oil painting The Childs Bath is in the collection.(photo © Jaime Rojo)

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APC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Seazk (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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David Shillinglaw (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Shadow of a man checking his mobile phone. Brooklyn. March 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

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Images of the Week: 05.05.13

 

 

Feliz Cinco De Mayo to all the Mexicanos/Mexicanas in the NYC today! Actually it’s more of a beer company sponsored holiday for los gringos but What the Infierno, it’s a big Spanglish Sunday in our multicultural city. Yo, speaking of spanish, check out José Parlá above rocking the installation he did with JR on a wall in Chelsea.  And speaking of JR, the Times Square excitement continues till Friday so head on over to tourist central and be a part of it and a volunteer will help you get your mug turned into a piece of street art. Also keep your eyes open for news of his trip this week to Rikers Island. Bro, we weren’t there, we’re too scared to even think of it.  But we did get to hang out with visiting Tunisian/Parisian calligraphic Street Artist El Seed this week while he was hitting up a wall and we’ll show you that action soon.

Anyway, here’s our weekly interview of the street, this week featuring Billi Kid, Bishop 203, Classic, Duke A. Barnstable, Earth Chronicles, Fink NY, Foxx Face, Fumero, Gilf!, Havan, Jon Hall, José Parlá, JR, Mr. Toll, ND’A, Rene Gagnon, Sno, Stikman, and Wishbe .

Top image > JR and José Parlá. “The Wrinkles of The City, Havana, Cuba” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

HUSH.  “Hush revisited this old piece in Newcastle, UK on Friday. The original piece in the same place was damaged by a huge rain storm,” says his studio manager, who described how he incorporated the damaged piece into the new one. Now it looks like the damage is going to influence his new show in LA. It turns out to be an interesting study in how work on the street can affect work in the studio.  (photo © HUSH)

Um, could you post this? Gilf! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Toll seems appropriate for 5 de Mayo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jon Hall “In Name and Blood” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rene Gagnon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Foxx Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Big expansive walls are cool, but its always very nice to see well rendered small pieces on the streets too.

ND’A is King (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Chelsea Magnet Wall is featuring Fumero, WishBe, Absolut Insulin and the always high-charged Duke A. Barnstable. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Yeah, I hear you sister. It’s rough out here. Earth Chronicles and Fink NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Oh man, this is a Classic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bishop203 pumping up the volume on both his Street Art side and graffiti side, and it’s got a lot of harmony. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

I’m thinking Herakles, how about you? Courage, endurance and nobility from Billi Kid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Well, at least some things are getting done around here. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. SOHO, NYC. 2011 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week: 04.07.13

DUDE! We’re on Instagram! http://instagram.com/bkstreetart#@BKStreetArt E’rbody Holla! and Follow! Now we can stop this whole wack blog thing, right?

Here’s our weekly interview of the street, this week featuring Billy Kid, Don John, Iced Coffee, ND’A, NYCe, Poster Boy (or some variant), RONE, Trek Matthews, and some slight alterations Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Tom Cruise.

Top image > Don John on a Brooklyn door (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Atlanta based Trek Matthews did a new mural on a wall at Bushwick Collective, formerly known as Buschwick Five Points.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Iced Coffee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tom Cruise sporting some 90s facial hair and an even tan, despite the post apocalypse. We’ll credit Poster Boy, or his minions. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Helen Mirren is red-eyed and sad while Al Pacino has just dropped some acid of some sort. Poster Boy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rone (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ND’A (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don John’s show “Darwin’s Finches” is currently on view at Kunsthalle Gallery in DUMBO. Click here for more details. (photo © Don John)

Don John and Faust in Copenhagen. (photo © Don John)

But you’re going to need SOMETHING to wash them down with. Martha Raoli (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! suggests Liberty Kool-Aid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Manhattan Bridge. Dumbo, Brooklyn. March 2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images of the Week: 01.27.13

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 4 Burners Crew, Bast, Billi Kid, Bunny M, Doug Nox aka the Harlequinade, El Sol 25, Entes y Pesimo, How & Nosm, JMR, Kobra, Rubin, and Stikman.

Top image > KOBRA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

KOBRA. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin . 4 Burners Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JMR in Dallas ( yes that Dallas). (photo © JMR)

How & Nosm covered the windows for their big pop-up show opening this week with Jonathan Levine Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click here to read How & Nosm Confessions.

 Stikman continues to flirts with dangerous dames. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 has a new batch of off-kilter kollage. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Intro at Buswhwick Five Points (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Intro at Bushwick Five Points (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Doug Nox AKA The Harlequinade (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Billi Kid goes over himself with his own promotional beer. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Entes in Lima, Peru. (photo © Entes)

Entes y Pesimo at the Museum of  Contemporary Art in Lima, Peru. (photo © Entes)

Untitled. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. January 2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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(VIDEO) 2012 Street Art Images of the Year from BSA

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting, perplexing, thrilling in 2012.

Slideshow cover image of Vinz on the streets of Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Together the collection gives you an idea of the range of mediums, techniques, styles, and sentiments that appear on the street today as the scene continues to evolve worldwide. Every seven days on BrooklynStreetArt.com, we present “Images Of The Week”, our weekly interview with the street.

We hope you enjoy this collection – some of our best Images of The Year from 2012.

Artists include 2501, 4Burners, 907, Above, Aiko, AM7, Anarkia, Anthony Lister, Anthony Sneed, Bare, Barry McGee, Bast, Billi Kid, Cake, Cash For Your Warhol, Con, Curtis, D*Face, Dabs & Myla, Daek One, DAL East, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Dasic, David Ellis, David Pappaceno, Dceve, Deth Kult, ECB, Eine, El Sol 25, Elle, Entes y Pesimo, Enzo & Nio, Esma, Ever, Faile, Faith47, Fila, FKDL, Gable, Gaia, Gilf!, Graffiti Iconz, Hef, HellbentHert, Hot Tea, How & Nosm, Icy & Sot, Interesni Kazki, Jason Woodside, Javs, Jaye Moon, Jaz, Jean Seestadt, Jetsonorama, Jim Avignon, Joe Iurato, JR, Judith Supine, Ka, Kem5, Know Hope, Kuma, Labrona, Liqen, LNY, Love Me, Lush, Matt Siren, Mike Giant, Miyok, MOMO, Mr. Sauce, Mr. Toll, ND’A, Nick Walker, Nosego, Nychos, Occupy Wall Street, Okuda, OLEK, OverUnder, Phlegm, Pixel Pancho, Rambo, Read Books!, Reka, Retna, Reyes, Rime, Risk, ROA, Robots Will Kill, Rone, Sacer, Saner, See One, Sego, sevens errline, Sheyro, Skewville, Sonni, Stick, Stikman, Stormie Mills, Square, Swoon, Tati, The Yok, Toper, TVEE, UFO, VHILS, Willow, Wing, XAM, Yes One, and Zed1 .

Images © Jaime Rojo and Brooklyn Street Art 2012

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Street Art Barocks the Vote. It’s Your Turn Now.

Today in the US we are electing a President. Exercise your right to VOTE.  Otherwise we don’t want to hear one single complaint out of you, okay?

We endorse President Barack Obama for a second term. Here’s why:

In four years Obama has proved to have the character and integrity to lead us out of financial ruin and build some good things for our future. They drove the car into the ditch and drunkenly tossed Brother Barry the keys – what he inherited was a country on the verge of financial collapse with a growing bad reputation in the neighborhood. With steady hands and determination he managed, without much help from the Republicans in Congress, to slowly rebuild our nation and make it stronger. Sure he didn’t do everything he promised he would. But he accomplished a lot, despite unrelenting attacks on him every time he drew a breath.

Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Let’s call it like it is – racist hatred came out in full force over the last four years like sewage from an overflowing septic tank. We’re getting better at this racism thing, but we still suck at it. And Obama faced it with honor and grace. People reversed their own positions completely – just so they could fight him, box him out, sandbag him, or try to put him in his place. Some of these people would have mowed down their own grandma with an SUV if Obama was helping her across the street. Regardless of who captures this race for the next four years, Obama has made us proud with his style of steadily fighting for what he believed was good for the country – without trashing other people in the process. That’s a style of American we can support.

Billi Kid (photo © Jaime Rojo)

There are a lot of people who will be affected by your vote for Obama/Biden:

Artists: If you are an artist and care for the arts in this country or if you have an artist friend or relative, Obama is your man. Romney promises to gut the National Endowment for the Arts, National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System, and to put Big Bird on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Teachers: If you are a teacher and care for our schools and our kids education or if you have a teacher friend or a relative, Obama’s got your back. He has also been on the side of most working people in general, and supports union people and families, fire fighters, car workers, the whole enchilada.

GLBT folks: Dude was a little slow at first, but eventually O and Biden have proven to be torch bearers in one of the most important civil rights issue of our time. If you are not gay but you have friends or relatives who are, voting for Obama will help make sure that LGBT aren’t stripped of their rights again. It’s rough to go back in the closet once you are out, and you really should have the same rights as everybody else.

BAST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Social Service workers: Only Obama and the Democrats are committed to help funding our social safety net – This prevents people from falling into despair and poverty when they are old, sick, unemployed, hungry, disabled. It’s what we are supposed to do – take care of our people. Millions of families are poorer now than ever before and Money Bags Mitt and his friends will happily shred the safety net if they can make another buck. Social Services workers deal with individuals who have special needs and who need special care too – these are true heroes of our communities. If you have a family member or friend who is mentally ill or physically challenged, you know who are the people who work with them to treat them and care for them with dignity. Obama and Co. will work to make sure that they keep getting what they need to do God’s work, instead of figuring out ways to cut budgets for food, travel, medical treatment, rehabilitation.

Immigrants: If you know a friend or a relative who is a decent human being, a hard worker and a value to our society who cannot secure a safe position in the community due his or her legal status in this country you will help them to achieve their dreams by casting a vote for Obama. Scapegoating people who have consistently contributed great things to society is kind of sick. Keeping people afraid and economically insecure is so below us.

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Women: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was Obama’s first – giving women the right to sue after they realize they’ve been getting paid less than men. He also put two women on the Supreme Court by the way. Mitt and his buddies may have binders full of women but the ugly truth is they have been totally busy rolling back the clock on women’s rights to the 1950s, or 1850s.  If you are a woman or love one, support women’s right to live in the 2010s.

People who breathe air and drink water: Not that he’s been the best, and Obama’s still giving up too much to the oil / goal / gas lobbies – but Romney will just hand over everything, including public lands, and will decimate any pretense at protecting our land, water, and air.

People who get sick: About 30 million more people will be able to get healthcare now than 4 years ago. Obamacare isn’t going to be perfect because he gave into the insurance companies too much during negotiations, but it’s a Hell of a lot better now than four years ago – and we can build on this plan. Pre-existing medical condition? – You can’t get dropped like a hot potato anymore. You can also stay on your parents’ health insurance till your 25. That didn’t exist 4 years ago. Mitt wants to scrap the whole thing.

Rocksmith (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Old People and Future Old People: Just like the Bush-Cheney people before them, when it comes to Social Security and healthcare, Romney and Ryan want to slice and dice that shit, and play it on the horses. If we had let George put Social Security into investments in the stock market like he wanted to, your grandma would be starving right now. That would have crashed in ’09.  Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid – that’s yours baby. Social Security is the most successful program in human history that has helped prevent millions of old people from falling through the cracks . Don’t let them slice and dice it away. You are gonna need it later. No kidding.

The President and the First Lady have endured a lot since the day they moved into the White House and in a lot of ways they have made us proud and sometimes full of admiration. Keeping them there is an excellent way to tell the haters how bad their behavior has been – And that the first time we elected him wasn’t a fluke.

Okay we’ve said our piece. It’s not about Street Art, really, and we’re not strictly thought of as political analysts.  But you know, this blog is about you and people who follow this ongoing conversation that artists have on the street. Politics, sex, love, money, power, social issues; Somehow it’s all related. Most importantly you should probably just vote your conscience, and thanks for your time and support.

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Vote Honky (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Spagnola (photo © Jaime Rojo)

HeadHoods (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Maya Hayuk did this new one just this week. Next day it was marred by what some might call an attempt at Voter Suppression. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday 10.19.12

Happy Friday Peepuls. Now before we all set our sights on Friday art parties and dancing and getting crazy and writing on people’s foreheads with markers, it’s time for us to get Debatified so we are all ready to vote. Obama is ahead in New York by like a hundred and five percent but apparently there are some states in the imperfect union where it is still a toss-up and people are just not sure who’s better. Moderator Candy Crowley scoured all of New York’s Long Island Tuesday and came up with only 82 people who still don’t know who they’re voting for – 12 of them polled just before airtime were also not sure who is on the one dollar bill, so there’s a clue for ya right there. Here’s a capsulized version of what went down.

1. Becca and Philip Lumbang (LA)
2. “Purple”, a Female Group Show in Williamsburg  (BKLN)
3. Fairey’s “Sound and Vision” (London)
4. Gregory Siff is “A Matter of Time” in LA
5. Shark Toof Takes a Bite out of LA
6. Meanwhile, Back in Haunted Brooklyn…Get Out Your Knife
7. “The Art of Basketball” at the Pop International Galleries (NYC)
8. Gallery For The People at Stonebook Court Estate (Los Altos)
9. “It’s Alive 2” at Urban Folk Art Gallery (BKLN)
10. “Art on the Seam” Documentary teaser  (VIDEO)
11. Vermibus – The Sting (VIDEO)
12. ROA in the Boneyard (VIDEO)

Becca and Philip Lumbang (LA)

Becca and Philip Lumbang, two of LA’s Street Art scene, are teaming at Lab Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA with their show titled “Babes & Bears” now open.

Becca in Los Angeles (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Purple”, a Female Group Show in Williamsburg  (BKLN)

“Purple” is the new color for this season as envisioned by a strong group of female Street Artists in a group exhibition in Brooklyn, NY at Causey Contemporary. This show opens tonight.

Queen Andrea in NYC for The Grassy Lot. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PURPLE includes Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado

For further information regarding this show click here.

Fairey’s “Sound and Vision” (London)

Shepard Fairey’s  solo exhibition “Sound & Vision” opens tonight in London at the Stolen Space Gallery. His first London exhibition in 5 years, Fairey brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork.

Shepard Fairey in NYC at the Houston St. Wall. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Gregory Siff is “A Matter of Time” in LA

A “Matter of Time” is the title of Street Artist Gregory Siff’s new show at Gallery Brown in Los Angeles, CA opening tomorrow night.

For further information regarding this show click here.

Shark Toof Takes a Bite out of LA

If you have never seen a shark playing ping pong you’ll have your chance at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, CA where Shark Toof’s new show “Ping Pong Show” opens tomorrow.

Shark Toof pokes Lister’s eye out in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Meanwhile, Back in Haunted Brooklyn…Get Out Your Knife

Fall is here, leaves are turning, the sweet smell of burning fires permeates many residential neighborhoods of the city, ACs are off and windows are open and you can hear the sounds of the streets are night. And now you get to stab a pumpkin and carve a face out of it at Crest Hardware. MWAH HAH HAH HAWWWW. Joe invites you and the whole family to come out and enjoy the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, Saturday.

For entry rules, times and more details on this event click here.

Also happening this week:

“The Art of Basketball” is a group exhibition curated by Billi Kid at the Pop International Galleries in Manhattan featuring Mr. Brainwash, URNY, The Dude Company, Skewville, Shiro, Rene Gagnon, Joe Iurato, Ewok, One 5MH, Jack Aguire, David Cooper, Cope2, Chris Stain, Cern and Billi Kid. This show is now open to the general public and you can click here for more details.

Gallery For The People Fall Pop-Up show with Sage Vaughn, Deedee Cheriel, and Curtis Kulig is now open for the general public at The Stonebook Court Estate in Los Altos Hill, CA. Click here for more details on this show.

“It’s Alive 2” showcasing the art of Mark Bode, Dr.Revolt, and Stan 153 opens tonight at the Urban Folk Art Gallery in Brooklyn. Click here for more details on this show.

“Art on the Seam” Documentary teaser  (VIDEO)

An upcoming documentary by David Freid about the art work on the wall in the West Bank.

 

Vermibus – The Sting (VIDEO)

ROA in the Boneyard (VIDEO)

A new video from Jason Wawro for the Boneyard Project features ROA.

Screenshot from video by Jason Wawro of ROA in the Boneyard Project. © Jason Wawro for Boneyard

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Pop International Galleries Present: “The Art of Basketball” Curated by Billi Kid. (Manhattan, NYC)

The Art of Basketball”


POP International Galleries

Presents

Art of Basketball
Curated by Billi Kid

The Art of Basketball is a collection of original artworks
under license from the NBA. The collection currently
features unique works on official NBA backboards and
sections of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game floor boards.
This collection taps a select group of leading graffiti
and street artists to re-imagine the most iconic symbols
of this beloved game.

October 16 – October 28, 2012
Opening reception: October 16, 7-9pm
RSVP Required: popart@popinternational.com

Featuring Mr. Brainwash, URNY, The Dude Company, Skewville, Shiro, Rene Gagnon, Joe Iurato, Ewok One 5MH, Jack Aguire, David Cooper, Cope2, Chris Stain, Cern and Billi Kid

POP International Galleries
473 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

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