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Miami 2010: Some BSA Picks

The annual peregrination from all corners of the art world has begun to balmy Miami. Artists and the collectors who love them have converged in this friendly city to promote, sell, admire and make art during  The Art Basel Art Fair.

Art Basel (Nov 30-Dec 5) is one of the most important art shows in the USA with about 250 art galleries showing more than 2000 artists from all over the world. Very impressive! Equally impressive are the satellite art fairs and events that orbit around.  We’d like to point your attention to the art fairs and events  that will include Urban and Street Art in their shows and to the organizations whose main focus is to celebrate and promote the work of Street Artists.

Check BSA out over the next few days for updates on who’s getting up in Miami.



A favorite of BSA because of it’s accessibility to everyone, for the past three years Primary Flight has produced murals by hundreds of renowned artists and relative unknowns, easily gliding between Street Art and Graffiti culture and covering a ton of walls for the public to see.  You may try to see it all in one day of zig-zagging the streets, but pack some energy bars.

Culminating in the largest curated street mural project in the world, the collective is now expanding beyond their Wynwood origins to launch their first-ever headquarters in the Design District.

“This year is about growth: Miami is set in motion, and Primary Flight paved the way,” says Books IIII Bischof, principal of Primary Flight. “Since our involvement, Wynwood has become a street art Mecca with legs of its own.”

From their web site and press release:

“Primary Flight is Miami’s original open air museum and street level mural installation that takes place annually throughout the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District. Primary Flight is arguably the world’s largest event of its kind, having featured over 250 world class artists from around the globe since its inception, the majority of whom travel to Miami during Art Basel. Artists from all walks of contemporary art headline our annual event, collaborating on high profile walls throughout Miami’s urban landscape. Maps outlining the installation are circulated, providing patrons with an opportunity to view the works in progress.”


Make sure to check out the RETNA SOLO EXHIBIT

Outdoor murals and installations this year by Tristan Eaton, Charles Craft, Shepard Fairey, Typoe, Michael Vasquez and Tatiana Suarez.

Click here to  learn more about this year’s Primary Flight murals and events


A creation of Billi Kid, NYC street artist, curator, life-long doodler, art enthusiast and design junkie, this show takes basketball backboards and repurposes them as art via skillz of a number of Street Artists whose work is regularly on BSA. The show is curated by Jim and Karla Murray.

Text below from their press release:

Public Works Department, announces its collaboration with the NBA to produce and curate 36 original street and graffiti artworks entitled the “Art of Basketball”. This extraordinary exhibition and event will open to the public on December 2nd and continue thru December 5th 2010, concurrent with Art Basel Miami, the leading art and cultural happening in North America. The exhibition and special events will take place in a dedicated venue located at 2048 NW Miami Court, in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the artworks will benefit NBA Cares.

To read more about this event click here to go to “The Art of Basketball” site

Scope Art Fair

Cutting edge contemporary is the moniker, and it is possible that the 10th year of SCOPE Art Show will turn out some exceptional surprises.

Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Gallery Arts District. Running concurrently with Art Basel Miami, SCOPE’s Midtown Miami home is just steps from The Rubell family collection, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and Goldman Collection. The fair opens to Press and VIPs on Tuesday, November 30 with the FirstView benefit.

Wynwood Gallery Arts District | 3055 North Miami Avenue | Miami, Florida 33127

To read more about SCOPE art show click here

Brooklyn-Street-Art-Fountain-2010Fountain Miami

A New York favorite, Fountain is the one we always check out for punk, funk, and unvarnished bolts of creativity. With a number of Brooklyn galleries, artists, and undercover rebels getting into this mix, you never know what you are getting, but there will be something mind blowing.

Fountain Miami 2010 exhibitors include Christina Ray, Front Room, Steven Gagnon, Leo Kesting , McCaig-Welles, Bego Art Project, Causey Contemporary, Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery, Cherie Dacko, Evo Love, Allison Berkoy, Greg Haberny, Phillip Simmons, We-Are-Familia, The Murder Lounge, Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Wet Heat Project, Alice Chilton Gallery, Tinca Art, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, Susan Radau, Lindsey Brooke Wilner, and highly anticipated immersive video art projects presented by DCKT Contemporary. As logistical partners to the art fair, international art handlers Hedley’s Inc. will assist galleries in producing their large-scale installations.

Grace Exhibition Space, in conjunction with the Alice Chilton Gallery, will have 10 artists from around the world performing during the weekend’s evening events. Caveman robots and the full scale destruction of a car will be primary artist performances. Artists will include Adina and Ariel Bier, Erik Hokanson, Jason Bell and the Estonian Art Group Non Grata, Sarah Trouche, Quinn Dukes Marni Kotak, Kikuko Tanaka and Hiroshi Shafer.

Visitors entering the front lawn of the Fountain Art Fair space will be blown away with a 125 foot long street art installation by Chris Stain, Dick Chicken, Gaia and Know Hope.

About Fountain Art Fair

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.


2505 N. Miami Ave at the corner of 25th St. Miami FL
Dec 2 – 5, 2010

To read more about FOUNTAIN Miami 2010 click here

Brooklyn-Street-Art-New Image-2010


In this photography show accompanied by new works, this West Hollywood gallery will be boasting some of the non-reverential rough-riding boldface talents that give a slicing edge to the current Street Art scene. Just look at the names and you know what you’re getting. Or, maybe you don’t.

297 NW 23rd ST
MIAMI, FL 33127
7 – 10PM
“Now I Remember” photo installation featuring:
and new works by:
Hours: Weds. Dec.1 – Sat. Dec.4 : 11am – 8pm
Sun. Dec. 5: 12pm – 4pm
New Image Gallery


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Images of the Week 10.11.09


Bishop 203 Christian Paine

A funny collabo from Bishop 203 and Christian Paine (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe
I KNEW I should have come out with my slippers on. (Elbow Toe)

(photo Jaime Rojo)

Lost Space
A festive costume party of some sort. (Lost Space) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Blue Goose
Blue Goose (photo Jaime Rojo)

Green Goose
Green Goose (photo Jaime Rojo)

Deeker Knox
Deeker & Knox (photo Jaime Rojo)

Dick Chicken
DickChicken (photo Jaime Rojo)

Dick Chicken
DickChicken  (photo Jaime Rojo)

General Howe
There is a backstory here. (General Howe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

TD4 (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 10.04.09

Images of the Week 10.04.09

Our Weekly Interview with the Street

Bast Krsna
$469? I can’t pay that much for a sports coat!  I just need it for an interview anyway, I’m not going to wear it hardly. (Bast, KRSNA) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Super Tanned Bangel. Bishop 203
A flash of calf makes me flushed and tingly with excitement (Bishop 203)

(photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu at Deitch Studios LIC
Blu at Deitch Studios

(photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu (detail)
Blu (detail) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu (Detail) Money Does Not Grow on Trees
Blu (Detail) Please make your rent payments in crisp unmarked one-hundred dollar bills. Sincerely, Acme Landlords Inc. (photo Jaime Rojo)

Celso and the Bridge
An odd little blue tarp that reminds you of those Mexican decorations – Papel Picado. (Celso) (photo Jaime Rojo)

From the International Folk Museum, an example of papel picado
From the International Folk Museum, an example of papel picado

Chris Uphues
My heart is so bluuuuuuuuuuue without youuuuuuuuuuuu. (Chris Uphues) (photo Jaime Rojo)

GreedAnd now, a word from our sponsor. (photo Jaime Rojo)

The siege of Obey by lightining and serpents. Shepard Feirey Hellbent Christian Paine
The siege of Obey by lightning and serpents. (Shepard Fairey, Hellbent, Christian Paine) (photo Jaime Rojo)


Blaaaaaaaa! Me hates bad coffee! (Hellbent) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hugh Leeman Shin Shin Billi Kid
Yeah, this skinny-butt anchor lady said I needed a makeover before I could go on her interview show.  I said, “Fine, but I’m not putting out my cigarette.” (Hugh Leeman, Shin Shin, Billi Kid) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren
It is our fervent hope that New York never stops being a freakshow. (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Dude Company

The Dude Company

Shin Shin Cornucopia
Autumn’s bounty of genetically modified apples, and a box of DickChicken McNuglets  (Shin Shin, Dick Chicken) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Yep, the leaves are just starting to turn in the Big Apple – a little color in the trees, temperature is a little cool so you might feel a bit frisky in your 70’s shorts now. Sunny day like this is a good time to go running in the park – you never know who you gonna meet.  Hopefully, she’s not already taken…

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Images of Week 07.19.09

Images of Week 07.19.09

Our weekly interview with the streets

Follow the Money
Uhh, uh-huh, yeah
Its all about the benjamins baby
Uhh, uh-huh, yeah
Its all about the benjamins baby (photo Jaime Rojo)


A Rose on a bridge beam (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Invader

Space Invader (photo Jaime Rojo)

Does this remind you of those cheap home-office printers you go through because they make them to last about a week and a half now?  (Specter) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Connor Harrington

(Connor Harrington) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stop or I shot! Connor Harrington

Stop or I shoot! (Connor Harrington) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Dissed Nine

Do you love KH1? (Nine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

MBW Tian HomeTown HiFI
MBW, Tian, HomeTown HiFI (photo Jaime Rojo)

Who knew he would turn out to be a cross-dresser? (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Oops, you may want to wax that. (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)


Door to door salesman (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)


(NINE) (photo Jaime Rojo)


Shin Shin Stickman
Shin Shin, infinity, Stickman (photo Jaime Rojo)

Shin Shin
Bees near the entrance of the hive. (Shin Shin) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Sweet-Toof-Mobile eyeballing the girls in their summer shorts (Sweet Toof) (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Sweet-Toof-Mobile eyeballing the girls in their summer shorts (Sweet Toof) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Space Invader
You, that’s the bomb! (Space Invader) (photo Jaime Rojo)

“The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths”, so sayeth the Stikman (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Tian MBW
Everybody knows that Einstein dude is just a total hippie. (Tian, MBW, DickChicken) (photo Jaime Rojo)

)Elbow Toe "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"
Perfectly balanced. (Elbow Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe "Kin"
These three homeys are spreading the good word. (Elbow Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe
Under the ever-watchful and wise eye (Elbow Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Revs on the East River with Mad-hatten in the back (photo Jaime Rojo)

WK Motion Picture
WK Interactive motion portrait (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Chicken Plus Ham! A consummate smart-aleck couple on the street

Low Brow?  Below the Belt?

This posting has been re-written three times, with varying degrees of delight and disgust.  You try to go for the double-entendre, but you are talking about the animal kingdom, and that just sounds too close to bestiality for comfort.

Which is one of the icky points about this recent call and response on the street – and what makes it so HIGH-LARIOUS to 12 year olds and degenerates and, truth be told, me.

First it was DickChicken, a simple stencil of a phallus-like shape extended from the top of a featherless chicken corpse, like the ones people buy on styrofoam rectangles wrapped in cello.  It started popping up everywhere recently. Then last week I saw the answer to Dick-Chicken and nearly collapsed in front of a delivery truck.

Yes, that's right (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Yes, that’s right (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Honeyed we presume (photo Steven P. Harrington)
Honeyed we presume (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Will this spawn more clever responses?  Already we spotted a script that said “Phallus Poultry” Saturday night, but that didn’t have the same sauce as it’s common cousin. (sorry!)

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Images of Week 06.28.09

Images of Week 06.28.09

Dain Cahbasm
Always on my mind. (Dain, Cahbasm) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Dick Chicken
Dick Chicken (photo Jaime Rojo)

Ellis G
Another untimely and senseless bicycle murder (Ellis G) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Great color matching! (Momo) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Momo (photo Jaime Rojo)

Isocoles below sea level (Momo) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Peru Ana Peru
Fiddler on the Door. (Peru Ana Peru and ?) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Pink Flamingo W Fish
(Pink Flamingo w Fish) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Ellis G
Ellis G And Dr. Wundt (photo Jaime Rojo)

Momo (photo Jaime Rojo)

Alien Nation
Illegal? (Alien Nation) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain
Chris Stain (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain
Chris Stain (photo Jaime Rojo)

A lot of problems (Kosbe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Conferring friends (QRST) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Don’t believe it (Skewville) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine. Who left the cage open?
Who left the cage open? (Judith Supine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

And the winner is… the SweetToofmobile (Sweet Toof) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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“Plenty of Room On the Couch” Group Show at Eastern District

A group show that features the work of a number of street artists, among others.

Eastern District Presents:

“Plenty of Room on the Couch”
Curated by Jesse Lee Denning

Opening reception – Friday June 26th. 7 – 10pm
Special Guest DJ Todd Weinstock a.k.a. Toddlerone (Cubic Zirconia)

The goal of this exhibition is not only to highlight the vast array of talented artists in a summer spectacle but to also allow our peers, friends, and all around art lovers to purchase and own art that is both affordable and quality work!


Featured artists:
-JK6- -Trevor Bittinger- -Colin Stinson- -Spaze Craft 1- -Denise DeSpirito- -John Breiner- -Dan Taylor- -Jesse Jones- -Kyoko Heshiimu- -Becca Roach- -Kelly Vetter- -Steve Smith- -New Colony- -Downer- -Chad Koeplinger- -AKO- -Michelle Tarantelli- -Gillian Goldstein- -Patrick Conlon- -Chip7- -Todd Noble- -Mister Mark- -Eyeball- -Chris O’Donnell- -Andreis Costa- -Zoe Sonenberg- -Carlyle Micklus- -Josh Taylor- -Jay Flanell- -Joshua Abram Howard- -Jeremiah Maddock- -Amandalynn- -Sweety- -Nikki Balls- -Subtexture- -Dosa Kim- -Amy Finkbeiner- -Aunia Kahn- -RROBOTS- -Dennis McNett- -Michael Alan- -Damion Silver- -JesseHectic- -JoKa- -Kristen Ferrell- -Douajee Vang- -Matt Vancura- -Grime- -Evan Cairo- -Parskid- -Justin Lipuma- -Regino Gonzales- -Lyndsey Lesh- -Tim Diet- -Dick Chicken- -Laura Meyers–Fernando Lions- -Sacha Jenkins- -James O’Brian- -John Reardon- -Myles Karr- -Dan Trocchio- -Andre Malcolm- -Leif Parsons- -Duane Bruton- -Bishop203- -Diego Mannino- -Civ-
Hours: 2-8pm Thursday-Sunday


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