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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.05.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.05.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

We were battered like hell this week by the remnants of a hurricane – not the actual hurricane itself. Yet New York was unprepared for the onslaught of precipitation in such a short period of time – producing flooding like we haven’t seen in ages, or ever. Basement apartments were overtaken in hours, first floors soon after – and lives were lost. We mourn the victims and console their families.

Roads, tunnels, trains, streets, airports – all paralyzed. The seriousness of the damage makes many of us take a step back, take stock – and wonder how many more years the PR disinformation industry can cloud our minds with doubt about climate change. It worked for decades with cigarettes, has worked for decades with the war machine, the health industry, the financial industry, against voting rights, against labor unions….

Hmm… at this rate, it looks like we better buy some flippers and a snorkel.

And in the streets, we are comforted by images of our pop heroes, rock gods, and asundry archetypes.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Allison Dayka, Almost Over Keep Smiling, Came Moreno, DEK2DX, Foxito, Goblin, Hek Tad, HOACS, Lorenzo Masnah, Lucas Official, Psycho Love, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Roio47, Smet Sky, Tomer Linaje, Trace1, Ultramarine Dream, Vitruvian Truth, and Voxx Romana.

Goblin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vitruvian Truth (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ultramarine Dream (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Roamana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smet Sky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Foxitto and friends with the Iron Lady. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tomer Linaje. Came Moreno (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Psycho Love (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lorenzo Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lorenzo Masnah (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucas Official (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ramiro Davaro-Comas (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rolo47 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Allison Dayka (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Trace1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HekTad (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dek2DX (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Arby’s. Spartanburg, SC. Summer 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week; 06.28.20

BSA Images Of The Week; 06.28.20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week and Happy Pride NYC.

No pride parade today, not that New York needs a special day for LGBTQI parades – that’s simply called walking on the catwalk, err, sidewalk.

The US is officially a pariah on the world stage – banned to travel to Europe. Because, you know, masks. But dude, we’re like in totally good company with other countries like Brazil and Russia. It’s a race to be number 1.

A special shout-out and respect today goes to the creater of the I (heart) NY logo and campaign, Milton Glaser, who passed away this week at 91. Many artists on the street today are aware of his other contributions to graphic design and illustration in the last fifty years or so. Rest in Peace.

In street art news, downtown Manhattan is still largely boarded up, so artists are taking advantage of the new canvasses. You see, there is a silver lining to everything if you look for it. Or a plywood one.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Daze, DPF Studio, Dragon 77, Hek Tad, Sara Lynne Leo, and Stikman.

Hek Tad says “Trans Lives Matter”. June is Pride Month in the USA. Today we would have been on the streets, jubilant for the rights that the LGBT community has been able to achieve in the last two decades. Covid-19 will prevent us from marching and celebrating on the streets as in years past. We understand that. There are myriad other ways to feel jubilant for what we have, to honor those who have died so we can enjoy freedom, Larry Kramer who at age 84 just died in May was such a man. Fearless, intelligent, eloquent, passionate, and true to his beliefs; never flinched and never compromised in his quest to make certain that we were treated equally even in the era of AIDS when gays were further stigmatized by a public health hysteria. The Supreme Court last week ruled that the Civil Rights Law of 1964 protects us from workplace discrimination based on our sexual orientation or gender identity. This was a historic ruling we all were waiting for. We celebrate this victory today. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hek Tad (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DPF Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DPF Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DPF Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DPF Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DPF Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nick C Kirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nick C Kirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Daze and Server. Detail. Hunts Point, The Bronx. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Daze and Server. Hunts Point, The Bronx. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Hollier (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Amir Diop99 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Haculla. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Bronx. June 2020 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of the Week: 01.22.17

BSA Images Of the Week: 01.22.17

BSA-Images-Week-Jan2015Inauguration week was just as bumpy as you could have expected with an incredibly divided country discussing the outgoing president, the incoming president, the foreign interference and weird circumstances around the actual election, the nearly all white all billionaire cabinet nominees, and the Women’s March‘s that vastly overwhelmed Trumps ceremony attendee numbers while “sister” marches took place in nearly 700 cities around the world. This president, more than any one in decades, is galvanizing people to take action and get involved, just not in the way he might have preferred and we’ve been seeing a steady dialogue on the street about him since last fall.

He certainly wasted no time by signing his first executive order within minutes of being sworn in, one that aims to repeal Obamacare and that would deny health care. In the early and mid-2000s there was a lot of anti-Bush/ anti-war street art. At this inauguration George W. looked giddy and relaxed (despite a poncho battle) perhaps because he might not be the most disliked president of the century after all. Trump v. Obama inauguration numbers were pretty stark, and this week Trump’s national approval ratings have tanked, although a fresh war always tends to perk up a presidents approval numbers, so maybe he can start one of those. Not sure if his popularity would go up or down if he triggered a crisis in the financial markets, but it does feel like absolutely anything is possible with this wildcard. You can be sure that Street Art will be probably be there to respond! We’re keep our eyes open.

So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Adline, City Kitty, D7606, Drsco, El Sol 25, Hek Tad, Homo Riot, Jerk Face, Jose Feliz Perez, Lunge Box, Meguru Yamaguchi, Michael Vasquez, Nimai Keston, Not Art, Shepard Fairey, Sheryo & the Yok, and Vicki Da Silva.

First image above: American Puppet (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Vicki Da Silva (photo © Vicki Da Silva)

Yeah, we didn’t know what it meant either so we looked it up. Here’s what Wikipedia says: Kompromat (Russian: компромат; IPA: [kəmprɐˈmat], short for компрометирующий материал, literally “compromising material”) is the Russian term for compromising materials about a politician or other public figure. Such materials can be used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty.

In other words, light artist Vicki Da Silva is referencing the apparent influence of the Russian government over the presidential election by smearing Clinton publicly with information they had found. Luckily they didn’t find any information to influence Trump in any way.

Nimai Kesten. This is the wheat-pasted mural of Ai Wei Wei before Hebru Brantley added goggles to it. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

DRSCO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jeffrey Gibson with a quote from James Baldwin for #artinadplaces (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Obey and friends in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Some writers couldn’t resist the white huge canvas that was the Houston Wall, freshly primed for Pichi & Avo’s turn to paint on it this week. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Yok & Sheryo in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

D7606 . City Kitty . Lunge Box collaboration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meguru Yamaguchi (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meguru Yamaguchi. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael Vasquez . Jose Felix Perez in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This piece of plywood was tagged several times by different artists at different times. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jerk Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Looks like Pepe Le Pew is lurking around for some lovely lady skunk to walk by so he can use his famously suave pickup lines;

“Permit me to introduce myself, I am your new lover.”

“Where are you, my little object of art? I am here to collect you.”

“Is it possible to be too attractive?”

Humans Crossing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. January 2017. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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Valentines From BSA

Valentines From BSA

Freezing cold on the streets today, warm hearts nonetheless. We thank BSA readers for all of your love and send it back to you today and every day.


JPS (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Love Spray (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Duke A. Barnstable (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Duke A. Barnstable (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Duke A. Barnstable (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Duke A. Barnstable (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Ella & Pitr (photo © Jaime Rojo)


ROCKO (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hek Tad (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)


People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (love ride)
Start a love train (love ride), love train

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BSA Loves You More Every Day

BSA Loves You More Every Day

Happy Valentines Day to you from your friends at BSA.

under the weather? –
we don’t mind, cause you’re just fine
and we


Steve ESPO Powers. From Love Letter To Philadelphia. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


American Puppet (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Damon (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


 London Kaye. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Danielle Mastrion (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hek Tad (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


“I can’t give you anything but love, baby
That’s the only thing I’ve plenty of, baby”


Jimmy McHugh (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics)


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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.21.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.21.14



Autumn in New York yo! Crisp cool, sunny days. Girls in tight sweaters. Boys in combat boots. Every cool air festival you can think of is all happening simultaneously – skateboarders closing down Kent Ave on BKs north side, Indian Larry’s block party with motorcycles of every stripe, and this years San Gennaro festival in Little Italy looks like it wants to reclaim this part of town before it is subsumed by the crushing wealth machine now chewing through Chinatown. Literally the festival looks like it spans the entire length of Mulberry from Canal to Houston – that’s longer than the line to get the new iPhone in Soho!

But neither one of those will compare to todays’ expected line of concerned citizens snaking through the streets in Manhattan to address the effect of climate change. Coordinated with marches in cities around the world it’s estimated to draw 100,000 people. We’ve had a sneak peek at what Street Artist Swoon has in store for an installation at the end of the march, including some of the very same materials she just used for her “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum, but arranged entirely cleverly differently.

A few weeks ago at Nuart we were invite to speak about activism on the street around the world using Street Art as a form of expression, and we are surprised to see a rising wave of it that not many seem aware of – including some of our artworld peers. This week alone a few Street Artists have created new work to promote today’s march. It is not hard to get us into the street on a regular day so this is just one shiny bauble of grassroots creativity that you won’t want to miss. Also, technically, it’s still summer until Tuesday.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bifido, Crash, Daze, Gilf!, Hek Tad, Jetsonorama, Karl Addison, LMNOPI, Misshab, Sean9Lugo, and Skount.

Top Image >> A portrait of Ta’kaiya Blaney, a 13 year old girl from the Sliammon First Nation (Vancouver) and an environmental activist. The large mural was painted by Street Artist LMNOPI this week to commemorate the People’s Climate March here today in NYC. Click HERE for more details on the march. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A collaborative image created by Jetsonorama and Monica Canilao  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Gilf! created this new piece to bring people to the march.(photo © Jaime Rojo)


Misshab (photo © Jaime Rojo)


A cosmic folkloric futurist meeting of souls from Skount at the StreetMeet Festival in Würzburg, Germany. (photo © Skount)


Skount. Detail. StreetMeet Festival. Würzburg, Germany. (photo © Skount)


Karl Addison for The Bushwick Collective. That spot to the left may look like a prison, but that’s what we call a beer garden in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Karl Addison for The Bushwick Collective. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hek Tad. A public declaration of love. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


An outdoor installation of craft paper by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Oh, hi! Sorry I kicked the ball into your head. Bifido “Do It” Caserta, Italy. (photo © Bifido)


A porcine pal to stand atop, but you are still not tall enough. Bifido “I Want My Meat” Budapest, Hungary. (photo © Bifido)


Could be cheese. Could be a brick of a hallucinogenic substance that gives people animal heads. Sean9Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Crash and Daze for The L.I.S.A. Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. SOHO, NYC. August 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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Images of The Week: 03.09.14

Images of The Week: 03.09.14


Hi Everybody! Two things – We saw a big uptick in next generation Street Artists this week in the Armory Week shows and wrote about it yesterday; New High-Water Mark for Street Art at Fairs for Armory Week. So that is Thing One. Thing Two is yesterday was warm – like 60 degrees. That’s all.

Yes, there was Ash Wednesday this week with people walking through NYC streets with smudges on their foreheads and we may have entered a new cold war with Russia invading Ukraine and Rick Perry looks really really super smart just by adding heavy rectangular glasses – but for many in NYC, the pent up desire to run naked through the streets yesterday was superceded only by the fact that the last two months were spent eating large helpings of comfort food and peering out the ice-frosted window.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Acet, Bunny M, Damon, Hek Tad, Hyland Mather, Judith Supine, Kram, Kuma, Olek, and Red Grooms.

Top Image >> Judith Supine. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


OLEK uses some fencing to reference a fencing term: Touché ! (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Acet on a box truck. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Kuma reflecting on the toxic state of the Gowanus. Plase help ID the tags. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hyland Mather’s installation using found wood and objects from the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Yeah, dude, we do too! Hek Tad (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Red Grooms. Clearly someone has some toe-stomping advantage in this scenario. “Be Aware of a Wolf in the Alley” (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Red Grooms. “Be Aware of a Wolf in the Alley” (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist who wishes to remain anonymous. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Talk about a social x-ray. bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Kram2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. March 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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