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Images Of The Week: 10.06.13

Images Of The Week: 10.06.13


New York was rattled by uncertainty and worry this week as all eyes turned to Washington to witness the forced governmental shutdown that was prompted by a undeniably deep resentment toward the governed. How dare the people try to protect their health and pocketbook against the vulturish free market – one that has left tens of millions of our neighbors without medical care? As a collective punishment we are now nervously marking one week without a working government.

Launched parallel with the shutdown was the startup of a new Street Art/digital campaign by a global patron saint of the 2000s repositioning on New York streets in the 2010s. Through a website about his own secret/public spraying, Banksy is creating a sort of funhouse reinvention; A winking campaign of digital manipulation of friends and detractors alike.  Circumspect humor and treasure hunts have triggered a bit of a circus – and we are willingly parlaying the details and conjecture across social media with hashtags and photos and exclamation points.  Reviews of the work itself range from tepid to thrilled  but the sugary buzz of near daily revelations have given these events a feeling of an October surprise. If the brand can sustain interest for the the entire announced “residency” of one month it will indeed be an accomplishment, as New Yorkers are voracious consumers of culture and attention spans mimic that of the tsetse fly.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring B.D. White, Banksy, Blind Eye Factory, Cost, Specter, Holymafia, Judith Supine, Knarf, Mike Shine, Nychos, and Zed1.

Top image > Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Zed1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Zed1. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter in Rome.  (photo © Lorenzo Gallito/Blind Eye Factory)


B.D. White (photo © Jaime Rojo)


The Ghost of Banksy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Banksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)


COST (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Nychos in San Francisco. (photo © Brock Brake)


Mike Shine in San Francisco (photo © Brock Brake)


Knarf and Holymafia in Vienna (photo © Knarf)


Knarf  in Vienna. (photo © Knarf)


Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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