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BSA Images Of The Week: 12.12.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.12.21

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. The weather is tropical this weekend, like we’re expecting a hurricane – ominous and windy. Maybe its our ongoing fear of runaway inflation, which Fed Chair Jerome Powell is trying to make us forget he called ‘transitory’. That should be the word of 2021. Transitory. Like fanny packs worn diagonally across the chest, or Dua Lipa.

Any great Christmas classics running through your head this year? Christmas in Hollis from Run DMC? Mele Kalikimaka? Mariah Carey? Sorry, we’re in the mood and all these lights and little wonderland displays in the windows of people’s apartments throughout Brooklyn are making us feel romantic for the season, even though most people we know are scaling back this year.

The city’s vaccination rate is 78, and the mayor is requiring more vaccine and mask mandates in private companies and schools. Let’s hope it works, brothers and sisters.

So here’s our regular interview with the street, this week including 4SomeCrew, Buff Monster, Calicho, DAK 907, DOT DOT DOT, Drecks, ERRE, MIDABI, Not Banksy, Paper Monster, Paul Richard, Praxis VGZ, Roachi, Swrve, Urban Ruben, and Zexor.

Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis. Erre. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dot Dot Dot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dot Dot Dot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Urban Ruben in Miami for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MIDABI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
After Banksy. Unidentifed artist in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Today, December 12th is the feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Patron saint of Mexico (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Today, December 12th is the feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Patron saint of Mexico (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This might be an unfinished piece not singed yet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zexor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hot Tea. ‘PERHAPS” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DAK907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ROACHI 4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SWRVE 4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paul Richard (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paper Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
In Bitcon We Trust (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Winter 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.24.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.24.21

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! The streets are alive with fresh cool air, skateboarders, bicyclists, the smell of fresh street art, and of course, shootings.

Our interview with the street today includes BK Foxx, David Flores, Didirok, Drecks, Melski, Miss Me, Peat EYES Wollaeger, Rap Gang, Sticker Maul, Timmy Ache, Villarose, and Vitruvian Truth.

BK Foxx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We Demand (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timmy Ache (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Flores. Detail (the lift was still in front of the mural). Houston Bowery Wall/Goldman Global Arts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jughead, your college advisor, suggests that you may want have a career as an orchestra conductor. Vitruvian Truth (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Healthy Mind Movement (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Healthy Mind Movement (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mask UP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eyez (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Didirok and Villarose (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rap Gang (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Magnet Wall in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.26.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.26.21

The Harvest Moon flooded New York skies three nights this week as we welcomed the fall equinox and we all stared up at the sky and the Koreans ate mooncakes and the tensions on the street seemed to tighten and then release. There is a fresh new hell of a Covid vaccine fight threatening staffing at hospitals, but luckily this week food delivery workers successfully fought for and won better conditions from a parasitic app/restaurant system that extracted their labor and gave precious little back in return. Schools opened and we’ve ducked a few good storms; the Italian Catholics are celebrating the Feast of San Gennaro and the Hasidic Jews are celebrating in those small sukkah buildings all around some neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

A pause. It’s unusual to feel this sense in this city – but it’s there – on a sunny day where the sky is clear of clouds and a flock of geese still waddles and honks in the tall weeds and garbage by the Wallabout Channel. Is it a pause of satisfaction at the end of a summer full of fun, or perhaps a calm resignation before a storm as businesses are staying closed or operating at reduced staff. And while the Federal Reserve and ECB and World Bank insist there is just a smidgen of temporary, transitory inflation, tell us why a pound of butter is $6.00 at the local deli, the average price of a used car is $25K, and shipping container prices have soared to $20K?

There is a steady number of new street art pieces going up on doorways, power boxes, and concrete walls, but they are competing all of the triumphal purple and blue and pink Morning Glories flooding fences and walls and garden gates in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn – a most generous overflow that summer gives as a parting gift.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Cssh4, Cheak, Clown Soldier, Diva Dogla, Drecks, ERRE, Fat Jak, Font 147, Goblin, Goog, JerkFace, Little Ricky, Mort Art, Praxis, Rambo, Seibot, Sinclair the Vandal, and Smetsky.

Jerkface gave his double Mickey Mouse a face lift. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cash Poor 907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Seibot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fatjak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smet Sky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Font 147 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre says “Come Mierda” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goblin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cheak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair The Vandal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goog (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Last day of Summer. Brooklyn, NYC. September 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.19.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.19.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

For all the flooding of our street art consciousness by the mural movement during the last handful of years, we’re still impressed by the completely organic personality of New York’s scene. New York has the ability to absorb countless graffiti and street artists from around the world and still retain its own particular attitude regardless. Prickly, preening, pensive, or ready to throw a punch, you are never quite sure what you will end up with the art on the streets here. However, you are guaranteed to see something unique — and you’ll never have time to be bored.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Al Diaz, Alex Ferror, ATOMS, Billy Barnacles, Brooklsey Dark, Carlitos Skills, Don Rimx, Drecks, Duel1, Gane, Hiss, Jowl, Little Ricky, London Kaye, Lucky Rabbit, Praxis VGZ, Skewville, Smells, and UFO907 .

Al Diaz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“Abolish ICE” by Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gane (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UFO907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smells (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky Rabbit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carlitos Skills (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don Rimx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jowl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Brooksey Dark (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Alex Ferror (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiss, Bastard Bot. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Atoms (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Say No Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Mid-Summer Discovery: Burgeoning Magnet Wall in Manhattan Boasts Bounty

Mid-Summer Discovery: Burgeoning Magnet Wall in Manhattan Boasts Bounty

We like findings spots that feature walls slammed with street art in a most organic way, the aesthetic signature of a current ecosystem mid-evolution. These spots are often a magnet for street artists to get up in NYC, L.A., Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Barcelona, Mexico City, Miami, Boston, London, and beyond. Usually illegal, they allow the artists a quick way to safely leave their imprint on the chaos of the city, a welcome to international artists on their spraycation as well as locals who relish the feeling of standing among peers. The art is usually limited to small original pieces, stickers, and posters, wheat pastes.

De Grupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We call them “magnet walls” – and NYC has had its share of them. Now, however, they are increasingly endangered because of Gentrification and the voracious real estate market in the city with its apparent never-ending appetite for building new soaring soul-free glass towers. One spot is still welcoming artists to its walls: Freeman Alley. This favorite enclave, composed of two long walls along a narrow corridor in the Lower East Side, is constantly updated in an organic way with contributions by local and international artists. We have surveyed it for years, often publishing our findings in the popular “BSA Images Of The Week.”

C0rn Queen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Last week we rolled by the alley again and to our surprise, we discovered a gate ajar; one that leads the lobby of a relatively new hotel. Usually locked with a code, this secret Bowery spot instructs guests to enter through the alley. Once inside, they’re greeted with a nicely landscaped, small-scale courtyard leading to a lobby. Surprisingly, it is now bursting with new stickers, posters, stencils, paintings, collages, wild imaginings. Technically, this is a legal magnet wall – but most of the artists whose work is on display here can also be found illegally on the walls of the alley.
Here’s a fresh selection just for you:

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dewei (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dewei (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dewei (photo © Jaime Rojo)
General View (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eye Sticker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timmy Ache (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timmy Ache (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timmy Ache (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (the fire hydrant is real) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
General view (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vegan Club (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poor Mike. Probably feeling sad about labor conditions in sweatshops. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Early Riser NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Puck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Make Art!
Savior Elmundo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAD and friends (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.27.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.27.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! These are the beautiful long summer days that we all wait for. As New York frees itself from the shackles of Covid and our cloistered lives alone the sense of freedom to explore our city and commune with its fabulous chaos is sweeter still. But suddenly restaurants can’t sell you a bottle of booze, so maybe we also will stop seeing sidewalk sales of cocktails as well. Of course with legal weed in New York, people will still be strange and slightly hallucinated and punching random other New Yorkers, no doubt.

When it comes to freewheeling handmade one of a kind art in the public sphere, we still follow the beat on the street.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Drecks, Le Crue, Mirs Monstrengo, Modomatic, Mort Art, SacSix, SMiLE, Sticker Maul, and TV Head ATX.

Unidentified artist. Plaster sculpture. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Plaster sculpture. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Le Crue for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Le Crue for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Le Crue for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TV Head ATX center with Sticker Maul on the left and Modomatic on the right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic codex. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic codex. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SMiLE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks and Mirs Monstrengo collaboration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Dallas, TX. June 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.13.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.13.21

Last week we brought you the first annual Jersey City Mural Festival with generously scaled murals and unbridled color. Muralism isn’t new but mural festivals are now a dominant vehicle or platform of expression on the streets where artists get up and create community. We have always championed the cause of the artist and cheer when they are given the opportunity to work – better even if they get properly paid for the work that they do.

That said, we still admire the small, uncommissioned, one-off pieces, and we’ve always documented that in whatever city we go to: In a way, that is what we actually consider to be street art. Unsanctioned and undercover, you’ll discover the most curious missives as you hike from mural to mural. Don’t miss them! Enjoy.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 7 Souls Deep, Adrian Wilson, Below Key, Drecks, Early Riser NYC, Ghaston Art, Hiss, Lunge Box, Miyok, Modomatic, Mort Art, Night Owl, Outer Source, Timothy Goodman, Tyler Ives, and Turtle Caps.

Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adrian Wilson with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box and 7 Souls Deep on the right. This isn’t a collab. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tyler Ives (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tyler Ives (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ghaston Art with Mort Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Early Riser NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miyok (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Outer Source, Night Owl, Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Outer Source, Night Owl, Below Key, Turtle Caps (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Outer Source, Night Owl, Turtle Caps (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Punk New Yorker. Spring 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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