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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.16.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.16.24

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

There is a lot of activity on the street right now, and despite the rain in Florida and the upcoming Heat Dome we’re promised here in the Northeast, the graffiti and Street Art never stop. Here, we mix some pieces from Belfast with Brooklyn. See if you can tell regional differences in style.

Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Veng RWK, Praxia VGZ, Below Key, Fanakapan, Christina Angelina, Reme821, BK Ackler, WRDSMTH, KVLR, Staylo, CHAZ, Visual Graficalia, NEVOC, Voyder, REGOR, AMC, ESTEME, and Rob Hilken.

Fanakapan. Hit The North Festival – 2021 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Christina Angelina. Hit The North Festival – 2015 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voyder. Hit The North Festival – 2023 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Visual Graficalia. Hit The North Festival – 2018 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KVLR. Hit The North Festival – 2023 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CHAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Staylo. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
STE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rob Hilken. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ESTEME. TGE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Keep Going (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REME821 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REGOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NEVOC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WRDSMTH (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Balloons. June 2024. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.24.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.24.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

It’s no joke, this feeling of connectedness across cities and time zones that the street art and graffiti scene encourages – and often, it all overlaps in NYC, yo! This week, we have Martin Whatson and Hama Woods from Norway on the wall in New York, and it was a pleasure to see them both. It’s another honor to see Niels “Shoe” Meulman in the hood for only a minute, but long enough to see his new wall in Bushwick go up! We’ve been very lucky over these last 15 years to meet so many great people and talents worldwide, making streets in new cities seem like home because we see the work of friends and acquaintances wherever we are exploring. This week we have shots of New York and LA mixed together – enjoy the show!

Here is our weekly interview with the street: this week featuring Adam Fujita, Martin Whatson, Adam Fu, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Solus, Danielle Mastrion, Optimo NYC, Hama Woods, Cody James, BK Sckler, Toe Flop, Hiero Veiga, Hydrane, Notice, Jayo V, Alexali Gonzales, TBanbox, and Fenji93.

Hama Woods (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hama Woods (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Niels Shoe Meulman with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Niels Shoe Meulman with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Martin Whatson (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cody James NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist in Los Angeles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga references a decade since the release of The Weekend album that may have changed his trajectory. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Optimo makes his takeovers attractive and balanced compositionally, encouraging participants to fall in line. Optimo NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voluminized Hydrane (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yes, I did. Notice (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Los Angeles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toe Flop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Solus (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jayo V (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ah, the diamond life. Alexali Gonzalez tributes singer Sade in Los Angeles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TBanbox (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KIR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A long distance romance perhaps? Fenji93 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Beastie Boys have their newly minted square in NYC and Daniele Mastrion was on hand to paint a tribute mural to the famed band – with a conversion of the garbage receptacle adding a third dimension to their sound system. The wall references Paul’s Boutique as well. Stay tuned next month for a massive new Beastie Boys tribute on a NYC wall by a name you know very well! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Beastie Boys Square, and the all-seeing cameras gradually introduced across New York with very little comment, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial to BLVCK DA DON in The Lower East Side. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.02.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.02.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy 4th of July Weekend.

The smoke from forest fires revisited our fair dirty city again this week, causing the air to smell like a summer campfire wherever you rode your bike or walked, or scootered. In some neighborhoods, it was a new smell that almost overcame the smell of urine and garbage, so that was a silver lining. Also it served as a trigger for people who have gone camping to buy marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate to make s’mores in the kitchen. Or maybe we are just talking about ourselves.

Also, the results of having a right wing leaning Supreme Court came in this week; Rulings striking regarding affirmative action, GLBTQ+ rights, limitations on student loan forgiveness, and domestic abusers and guns – all took serious hits. Welcome to the increasingly conservative US courts, even as annual polls conclude that a majority of US citizens hold more liberal and progressive views every year.

This week we have an assortment of murals, street art, and graffiti for you. Enjoy!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Skewville, Matt Siren, Praxis, Lexi Bella, Eternal Possessions, Didi, BK Ackler, Enivo, Smile Boulder, Mena Ceresa, Jeff Rose King, Eye Know, Girlly, MS Chainker, Green Villian, XIK Art, and BustArt.

XIK ART in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Green Villian x Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Didi x Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSChainker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We don’t recognize this artist’s signature in Wynwood, Miami. Please help. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ENIVO (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BUSTART (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BKAckler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smile Boulder (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSChainker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Girlly (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PRAXIS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PRAXIS & Eye Know (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeff Rose King (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mena Ceresa (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NBC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enter (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Summer 2023. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.22.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.22.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy Lunar New Year 2023! Year of the Rabbit.

新年快乐!

Collabos, crew tributes, nationalist heroes, laborious illustrators, truck pieces, raised reliefs, refined extinguisher tags, absurdist collages, and a range of evolving letter styles, New York is a juggernaut of graffiti and street art every week. It’s an embarrassment of riches from a wide variety of creative talents on our streets, and we’re thankful to catch just a part of it and share it here with you.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: City Kitty, Chris RWK, Smells, Rambo, BK Foxx, Gane, Trace, Ollin, Rold, BK Ackler, HOPS, GULA SOR, Clepto, Hof Crew, 2 Mycg Gane, Zas, BAG HAS, Faile, JG Toonation, Drones, Nails, and Sanije.

Smells (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAMBO tribute (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sanije (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nails (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DRONES (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JG Toonation (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FAILE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FAILE fluxxing their stuff. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FAILE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FAILE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FAILE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty. Chris RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BAG HAS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZAS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
2 MUCH GANE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
OLLIN (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clepto. Hof Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ROID (photo © Jaime Rojo)
GULA SOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Trace (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOPS. Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald filling the air -Jazz wall in progress. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.19.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.19.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and those filling that role for families. We know it’s not easy work. We’re thankful to all the guys who are there to raise our kids, to provide guidance and love, and to model love and respect for their partners and wives.

Also today is Juneteenth, one of our country’s newest official holidays, recognizing the foundational earthquake of African emancipation from slavery in the US. Institutional slavery and all its effects – events in our history that continue to impact our laws, institutions, education, civil and economic justice, our relationships with one another – are yet to be addressed in many ways. For Juneteenth, this is a sweet and joyful celebration that is also deeply needed.

It doesn’t get any better with the weather than at this time of the summer in New York – and street art and graffiti are enjoying a very prolific crop this season. The politics of this moment are also showing up the street, with abortion and gun rights and vaccines surfacing as themes alongside what seems like ever-present LGBTQ+ rights. We keep seeing the graffiti/street art spots enlarge, contract, and scatter like a sneeze from one neighborhood to another, largely do to the rampant gentrification rate in some areas and the tendency for people to kill off the very arts culture that attracted them to the neighborhood in the first place. Right now street art in Manhattan is concentrated on the Lower East Side and Chinatown – Chelsea has a few remaining pockets left but it could be gone soon, and a little still remains in Soho and Noho. In Brooklyn, the neighborhoods Bushwick of going strong, Williamsburg Industrial park Williamsburg and Dumbo not so much. In Queens there is Welling Court, maybe Ridgewood, and of course Mott Haven and South Bronx are still popping

But let’s not get distracted by the city topography – lets look at some new stuff Jaime Rojo caught this week.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Sipros, Adam Fu, CRKSHNK, Below Key, Modomatic, Hijack, Homesick, BK Ackler, Sally Rumble, Real Art Daddy, Yosnier, JG, The Eyeknow, Fear Arte, and Natalie Robinson.

Here’s a portrait of “Brooklyn” the sweetest, most ferocious-looking dog in Bushwick by Patrick Kane McGregor. “Brooklyn” passed away and he was the loyal pet of the Bushwick Collective lady who tends shop when Joe isn’t around. La Signora is Joe’s aunt. Much respect. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 005 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 007 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sally Rumble in collaboration with Adam Fu. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Real Art Daddy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yosnier for Save Art Space Org. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homesick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JG (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eyeknow used Food Baby Soul crotcheted installation as the canvas for their colorful display of ever-seeing flowers. Artist The Eyeknow (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Natalie Robinson (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Natalie Robinson (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Empire State Building. Manhattan, NYC. June 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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