Our Weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring; ASVP, Burning Candy, Cake, Castro, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Deekers, DsCreet , Ellis G., Fumero, Futura ,Gaia ,Goya ,Hush , Imminent Disaster ,Infinity ,K-Guy , Kirby ,KRSNA ,OverUnder ,QRST ,Quel Beast ,Samson ,Showpaper ,Skewville , Sten & Lex ,Tek33 ,VUDU , and XAM
photo © Jaime Rojo
The block party in Bushwick provided by Factory Fresh Gallery and the app called All City turned out a number of new Brooklyn Street Art pieces on a block long installation, complete with friends, fans, and a taco stand. Included in the offering was this surprise collab with Faile and Bast, auspiciously appearing the morning of the event like a pre-Christmas gift wrapped in razor wire. The news of the piece travelled fast and while Ad Deville couldn’t find his red carpet, he did post a velvet rope to hold back the crowd. That didn’t stop Futura from climbing on top of his car to get the perfect shot.
Futura takes a photo of the Bast and Faile collaboration at the Factory Fresh Block Party (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bast and Faile detail © Photo © Jaime Rojo
A box of chocolates from many of the newer Street Art confectioners; ASVP, Cake, Overunder, Quel Beast, Clown Soldier, Fumero, Krsna, QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Detail Photo © Jaime Rojo
Chris Stain busted out a new piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gaia, Samson, Castro Photo © Jaime Rojo
Imminent Disaster, Goya, Ellis G Photo © Jaime Rojo
Burning Candy, Tek33, Dscreet (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Deekers is hanging out on the corner watching the rest of the proceedings (photo © Jaime Rojo)
And here we move to a British invasion of sorts with Geishas and Primates from Hush and K-Guy respectively. XAM has been installing some pretty cool looking bird houses around town equipped with LED lights on their porches that illuminate when the sun sets. Infinity and VUDU’s pieces for the Showpaper box project adds to the conversation on the street with a beaming signal tower atop the box.
K-Guy’s recent “Primates” piece, including this one that appears to be pretty fresh, have been appearing around Brooklyn suddenly. Apparently its meaning is reference to the growing perception of hypocrisy in the Catholic church, particularly as pertains to pedophilia coverups, its position on contraception, gay rights, among other issues.
K-Guy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hush (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hush (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Infinity and Vudu piece for “Community Serviced” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Infinity detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XAM “CSD Dwelling Unit 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Close up of the birdhouse by XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Samson, Sten & Lex (photo © Jaime Rojo)
And finally the 800 pound pink gorilla in the group, Samson from Albany, began his audacious cityscape project directly beside his hero/shero Sten & Lex. The neighbor next door liked it so much Samson will be back to continue the piece – which is part of a much grander scale piece on urban decay, development, and renewal that he hopes to stage in the future.