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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.26.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.26.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Not much to report this week.

Unless you’re talking about the seismic Supreme Court decision to take away people’s right to have a legal abortion in the United States. The topic immediately appeared in street art. Abortions will still continue in the US of course. Rich women will pay for them, and go back to church the following week. Senators and congressmen will pay for their girlfriends abortions, with a crocodile tear and a wad of cash. Poor women? Not a consideration.

Clarence Thomas took a swing at other Americans by hinting that same-sex marriage may be in jeopardy. He didn’t mention interracial marriage.

Because of this legal shock and its affect on people – It looks like we have another long hot summer coming. Protests in the streets will also take on a different caliber because Thursday the Supreme Court decided that people are entitled to carry guns openly on the streets.

What could possibly go wrong?

One street art text piece we caught yesterday just as the abortion decision was being announced is appropriately in Spanish. Que voy hacer con llorar? or “What good does crying do?”.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Captain Eyeliner, JJ Veronis, Modomatic, Voxx Romana, Hijack, Fear Arte, IMK, 3784, Jaw1, Smoe, JC3, Mayd1, Spot KMS Crew, Heavylox, and Bongggblue.

An unidentified artist is sharing with us, what many of us might be feeling. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Houston/Bowery Wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The curator/owner of this wall, Jessica Goldman, posted recently on social media that the famed graff/street art/mural wall is “on pause.” The street has its own ideas of course and the wall has been very active for the last weeks in an organic manner. As usual, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Houston/Bowery Wall. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bongggblue and Heavylox for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bongggblue for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Heavylox for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KMS Crew for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mayd1 for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JC3 for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 029. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smoe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
37 84 / Jaw1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
IMK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Chrisler Building. Manhattan, NY. Summer 2022. (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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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.12.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.12.22

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There are always so many hype-dope-cool-rad-slaps things to do in New York period – and often plenty graffiti and street art options. There’s the new Remembering Bast show with 26 new paintings by the street artist at Allouche, the new Cope2-Dr. Revolt-Tkid-Martha Cooper show at Outlaw Arts, the ongoing King Pleasure Basquiat show, yet another Banksy exhibition, the 60 Collective Art show in DUMBO is still up for another week, the new mural by Os Gemeos and Futura at the Cardoza High School in Queens…. Speaking of Futura, the organization whom we first brought street art to in 2008/2010 with two benefit auctions – Free Arts NYC – this week raised more money from the street art/graffiti community and their fans with a special honorary event for Futura. We’re glad BSA spearheaded that relationship to help this arts organization immersed in the street art scene all those years ago.

Just for fun, here’s a list of the artists we brought to that first auction in April 2008 – any of them sound familiar? Anera, Armsrock, Borf, Celso, C.Damage, DAIN, Dark Clouds, Deeks, DiRQuo, Elbowtoe, ELC, Fauxreel, Flower Face Killah, Gaia, GoreB, Haculla, Infinity, Judith Supine, Jp, McMutt, MOMO, Noah Sparkes, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Swoon, Dan Witz, and WK Interact.

How many of these names are still in the game? Some have faded, some have accelerated, and there are many new names bandied about on New York streets; It’s a constantly changing tableau.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Matt Siren, City Kitty, Hijack, Li-Hill, Raddington Falls, Rose Cory, HOACS, Voxx Romana, Jet, Nite Owl, HEFS, and HAVOC.

Rose Cory. PRIDE 2022. Let the celebrations begin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Raddington Falls (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hefs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hefs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Detail from the above photo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Li-Hill for East Village Walls. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Li-Hill for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOME (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bowery/Houston Wall. June 2nd. 2022, drive-by photo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bowery/Houston Wall. June 9th. 2022. Ollin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Raven. Window sill taxidermy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” … The Raven. Edgar Allan Poe

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XTRA HAVOC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nite Owl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty/Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JET (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Lower East Side. NYC. June 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.05.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.05.22

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A great beginning to summer with the Bushwick Collective Block Party this weekend – an enduring event that features ever larger hip hop names performing right on the street amidst a sea of street art and graffiti that still characterizes this Brooklyn neighborhood. Long gone are the naysayers and those who thought this international democratic people’s art movement was in the purview of a few tastemakers and gatekeepers. Joe showed that this form of creative expression was meant by the people to be for the people, and every year thousands traipse through to enjoy it.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Cycle, Faile, Lexi Bella, HOACS, Roachi, Duel, Trace, Zaone, Ligama, Carrasco, Minus, Foursome Crew, Feroz, Gerik Duenas, Rich Vagos, Loste, and HEFS.

Shades of Grace Jones come to mind here in this new mural by Lexi Bella for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party this weekend. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS three-dimensional tag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS three-dimensional tag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cycle (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Loste and Ligama for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama painting for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rich Vagos in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gerik Duenas in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Feroz in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Trace / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZaOne for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZaOne for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vintage Faile somewhere in Queens (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carrasco for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Minus for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.29.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.29.22

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“Let’s dial down the rhetoric. Let’s work sincerely to negotiate a cease-fire. We need serious diplomacy” said no one who profits from war.

Ka-ching!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: REVS, Adam Fu, JerkFace, Sac Six, Voxx Romana, Roachi, MTA, 4Some Crew, Huetek, Angurria, Swrve, WTG Studios, Enjoy, Six Million Dollar Steve, Carlitos, Dovente, and Danny Ebru.

Jerkface reproduces and slightly alters the work of American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz to announce the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita with WTG Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita with WTG Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MTA (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REVS. We published the metal tag on the left on the March 13th edition of BSA Images of the Week. When we returned to the site on March 18th the tag had been removed, probably stolen.
REVS. To our surprise, the exact same piece with some additional REVS vernacular has been re-installed on the same spot. The bolt and the plyers are the new additions to the piece. The metalwork of the flower bed protection has been restored as well.
That is just how much of New York Feels at the moment, actually. Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana and Dany Ebru (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carlitos for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
4some Crew. Roachi and Swrve (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dovente for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dovente for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huetek for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We aren’t sure about these stencils being legit street art…it might be an ad campaign. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Azalea. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.22.22 / San Luis Potosi Diary # 4

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.22.22 / San Luis Potosi Diary # 4

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San Luis Potosi is culturally rich, has a UNESCO protected historic downtown, and just hosted the Miss Mexico pageant last night – yet most people think of other Mexican cities before this one. It’s been an educational week discovering the city, its rooftop beer gardens, its cathedrals, it’s markets, museums, its seedy side of town with sex workers openly chatting, its gorgeous green parks that pop up every three blocks, its friendly helpful people, its mezcal, and its expansive safe walkways. This city may be one of Mexico’s most underrated.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Janin Garcin, Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Oscar Medina, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Carlos Mejia, Says David, Panda, PaPa, and Celoz.

Janin Garcin. Detail. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Janin Garcin. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Janin Garcin. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Oscar Medina, Carlos Mejia. “El ojo que todo lo ve”. Centro Cultural de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Oscar Medina, Carlos Mejia. “El ojo que todo lo ve”. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Oscar Medina, Carlos Mejia. “El ojo que todo lo ve”. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Oscar Medina, Carlos Mejia. “El ojo que todo lo ve”. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diego Rafel Lopez, Isela Vargas, Patricia Macias Mendizabal, Oscar Medina, Carlos Mejia. “El ojo que todo lo ve”. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Rio Verde. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Says David. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Says David. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Panda San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huellas del Crimen. Centro de las Artes. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist.San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PaPa. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CeloDocs. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
El Placazo. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.15.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.15.22

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The sheer number of organic and community walls in Berlin means that you are exposed to a great variety of styles and opinions and perspectives through art daily on the street. There is a sense of pride about this as well – and we’re pleased to see free speech here while privately held social platforms are growing tumors of censorship. Long live the contradictory opinions that challenge our minds and our assumptions.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: 1UP, Dave the Chimp, Lacuna, Anne Bengard, Murad Subay, Caro Pepe, Sam Crew, Dafne Tree, Little Ms. Fierce, Emily Strange, Anne Baerlin, Kiexmiezn030, Cippolini187, Artmos 4, Juliana Zamoit, Paris, Urteil, and Mate X.

Mate. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Caro Pepe. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anne Bengard. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paris Urteil. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Juliana Zamoit. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sam Crew. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artmos_4. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kiezmiez030 and Cippolini187. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anne Baerlin. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lacuna. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Layer Cake and Dave The Chimp at Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lacuna in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ms. Fierce in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Murad Subay at Urban Spree in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Murad Subay at Urban Spree in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dafne Tree at Urban Spree in Berlin. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dafne Tree at Urban Spree in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker wall in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker wall in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.08.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.08.22

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Constant rain for days, but the street art is blooming, baby! As are the riotous news waves about the Supreme Court, abortion laws, the efficacy of the vaccine, the ridiculous/tone deaf Met Ball, the new electric bikes just released by Citi, a rise in anti-semitism in New York, the legalization of weed, the 60 Collective 3 show in Dumbo, Swoon’s new “Sanctuary” Project, Elon Musk buying Twitter, a virtual unknown winning the Kentucky Derby, and Meghan McCain selling only 244 copies of her new book. Who is she again?

Nevermind, we’re back on the streets where we belong, tracking the exciting new directions it is taking us.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Jason Naylor, INSA, Sticker Maul, Stikman, Degrupo, Diva Dogla, Mike Raz, Corn Queen, Jorit, Eric John Eigner, Smet Sky Art, Bad Boi, O. Grey, Steven Paul Judd, Katie Merz, and Delphinoto.

Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist targets increasing censorial actions by social media platforms (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo lionizes Zelinsky as transformer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman embeds with Ukraine (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Raz & Smet Sky Art sing the praises of our beloved city (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bad Boi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Corn Queen (photo © Jaime Rojo)
O. Grey (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kiowa/Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd hails from Oklahoma but appears to have roamed ayonder to NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Street artist Jorit celebrates Italian football coach and former player Andrea Pirlo for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
INSA. Our guess is that this piece was almost completed but the rain prevented him from finishing it. Still, we are happy to see this British artist in NYC. We’ll go back to see what details we are missing. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sitckermaul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sitckermaul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eric John Eigner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Katie Merz. You Are Not Alone for East Village Murals. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Delphinoto paints @Pontifex “in solidarity with Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Action Platform – the Vatican’s response to the ecological & economic crisis.” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05-01-22 / Berlin

BSA Images Of The Week: 05-01-22 / Berlin

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy International Workers Day!

It has been a somewhat delirious spring week in Berlin-town as we cope with that special blend of bliss and dysphoria that envelopes you – mixing intercontinental jet lag, blooming cherry blossoms, birds chirping, aerosol spraying, and the chaos and grief of war at the doorstep. The shadow of war was never far from conversations.

All week we have been gratified, elated, to see the spirit of creativity everywhere- murals, tags, stickers,pop-up gallery show; but friends and colleagues speak of institutional failures, inflation, and fears of war spiraling. Notably in three conversations Berliners told us they expect America to re-elect Trump and that the US will soon be convulsed into war.

But the art! The streets! The spring! The murals in the rag-tag parks here that are dotted with skater half-pipes and blooming lilac bushes, the smell of piss and marijuana and cherry blossoms – it is all here in gritty and eclectic Berlin. People help point you in the next direction, and you discover more. The new real estate developments tend toward towering glass, and some previously artist neighborhoods are decidedly gentrifying, but the balance with the creative sector is still healthy, or so we think.

Today we are back in dirty old Brooklyn, but we already miss our sister-brother Berlin and the beautiful people we spent time with.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: 1UP Crew, Nafir, CMYK Dots, Anchor, Emikly Strangre202, Andrea Villanis, Andioh, Liz Art, Tobo Berlin, Devita, and Mash.

1UP Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MASH (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEVITA. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEVITA. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tobo Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tobo Berlin. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Liz Art. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mandioh. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Andrea Villanis. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anchor. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nafir for Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.24.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.24.22

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Colors wash over the city again, the greys now fading to the background. Even now, we stand in the shadow of war and all those who profit from it. Nevertheless, thanks to artists the streets are popping with promises, warnings, aspirations, exhortations, codes, and proclamation.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Faile, Adam Fujita, Jason Naylor, Almost Over Keep Smiling, Lauren Asta, Chris Soria, DEK@DX, SidkaOne, Misha Tyutyunik, TDM2DX, Ergot, Flye Lyfe, YoYo Cam, Let It Out, and Suizid.

Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris Soria and Misha Tyutyunik (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris Soria and Misha Tyutyunik (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost over, keep smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
2DX TDM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A three-dimensional tag on a sidewalk in NYC. It made our day:-) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SidkaOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ergot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Flye Lyfe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
YoYo Cam (photo © Jaime Rojo)
YoYo Cam (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Let It Out! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Suizid (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lauren Asta (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.17.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.17.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

Happy Easter! Sameach Pesach! Ramadan Mubarak! It’s a rare year when all three of these holidays are happening at the same time. It’s a religious trifecta that you can see playing out on the streets of New York. What a rich tapestry we wrap ourselves with in this beautiful city.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Rambo, Winston Tseng, JJ Veronis, Bastard Bot, Sam Durant, Paoli Pivi, Curb Your Ego, Guerra Paint, and WASP.

Winston Tseng’s advertisement takeovers can be easily confused with real ads sometimes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paola Pivi. “You know who I am“. A bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty with cartoon mask. The High Line Park, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WASP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bastard Bot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NJP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Curb Your Ego / Guerra Paint (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Posters for the new Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition currently on view in NYC. Click HERE for more details. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sam Durant. Untitled (drone). Large-scale fiberglass sculpture. High Line Park, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elle (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Breaking the chains. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Little Island. Hudson River, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.03.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.03.22

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“Ramadan Kareem” to everyone celebrating it this month. Also in April the Jews will be celebrating Passover and the Christians will be celebrating Easter and the Hindus are celebrating Chaitra Navratri. New York has the most diverse assembly of amazing and beautiful neighbors and we are all richer as a result.

In Hollywood and elsewhere people are celebrating/mourning the events surrounding Will Smith. In street art style, his infamous act shows up on a wall this week already (below).

It’s been cold in NYC this week! Fingers are cold, noses are cold, and migrating geese are humming the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. The Cyclone at Luna Park in Coney Island, opened yesterday and assures New Yorkers that Spring is already here even if you don’t feel it yet.

We’re excited to see the new exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure opens here this week. Congratulations to his family for bringing this enormous undertaking to fruition, especially Jean-Michel’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux and his stepmother Nora Fitzpatrick.

Also, don’t sleep on the Whitney Biennial, opening Wednesday! Curators David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards say they have had a guiding principle; “It’s got to be buck wild.” That’s enough for us. Hopefully, some people will be buck naked at the show. A special shout-out to Biennial artist Jane Dixon. Her paintings and photographs of New York in the 80s captured its electricity and unpolished promise – during the time when she lived with filmmaker Charlie Ahearn in an apartment overlooking the tawdry excitement of Times Square. She say the city was, “burning, broke, and dangerous.”

Gentle people, start your stopwatch! Let’s see how long it takes for news items and pundits to begin likening our new Staten Island Amazon warehouse union workers to terrorists.

We’ve allowed companies to become richer than nations, so you can imagine what resources they can summon; the most comprehensive campaign to malign, discredit, impugn the character of workers, and thugs to intimidate them. This is the biggest victory for organized labor in a generation, born in a time of unprecedented income disparity across the city and country. Most citizens would be pleased if corporate behemoths simply paid their fair share of taxes.

The street is still one of the best exhibition spaces, never to be recreated fully.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: AJ LaVilla, Clown Soldier, Little Ricky, Sticker Maul, Michael Alan, Dragon76, Diva Dogla, CP Won, Savior El Mundo, Acro, Jennifer Pod is Dead, and Masnah.

CP Won (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Savior El Mundo in collaboration with AJ LaVilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Savior El Mundo in collaboration with AJ LaVilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ACRO (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon76 for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon76 for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky and Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jennifer Pod Is Dead (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michael Alan (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michael Alan (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial Wall for Nick. RIP(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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