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Winners! BSA Giveway for “Eloquent Vandals”

Congratulations!

“I love art a lot, its a hobby that takes a lot of my time, and helps me being positive and keeps my mind off the more serious things in life,” says prize winner Martin C. from Denmark. Congratulations to him and to Marco C. from Italy who was stoked to win the big prize, “You made my day.” Finally, there is Mika A. from Washington, DC, who is a young street artist there and who sent us a cool pic.

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BSA Giveaway: Win “Eloquent Vandals” and NuArt Stuff

Answer 3 Simple Trivia Questions from last nights Brooklynite  LIVE chat with Martyn Reed

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Man, that was a blast! The Chat Pub over at Brooklynite was pretty crowded last night with an international crowd of beer swilling NuArt fans all yelling and climbing over each other to grab the ear of the guest of honor. Peeps who logged online to see the World Premiere of “Eloquent Vandals” were happily peppering affable bad boy Martyn Reed with questions ranging from his experiences with the NuArt artists (95% good) to how his little Norwegian town became known for amazing Street Art over the course of a decade (work and talent and luck). All that chatter made it hard to hear the movie and if you were like us, you missed most of the show because of all the excitement.

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But, as promised, we’re giving away the movie today to you. Just answer these three questions and send them to us at Eloquent@BrooklynStreetArt.com.  The first three people who answer the three questions correctly win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.

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No family or pets or employees or landlords of BSA are eligible. All complaints about the hardness of the questions should be addressed directly to Martyn Reed at thesequestionsaretoohardyousuck@nuart.no. Good Luck! We’ll tell you who won tomorrow.

Here are your Trivia Questions:

1) In the film, what does Dface’s work ask us to do?
2) GRL is an acronym for what ?
3) Nick Walker is from which British City ?


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Shot and directed by Martin Hawkes, the film features work and interviews with Street Artists like Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex, Dotmasters, Zeus (UK) and Dolk & Pøbel.
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Special thanks to Martyn Reed and Rae McGrath.

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Chat With “Eloquent Vandals”: Film Debuts Monday at Brooklynite Online

You Chat Online With Martyn Reed Live Monday 1/31

We’re really happy to see that this project is finished and congratulate Martyn Reed for finishing his film “Eloquent Vandals”, made during the NuArt Festival in Stavanger, Norway. You can congratulate Martyn LIVE when you log in to chat with him and see the WORLD DEBUT of the film next Monday the 31st.  Brooklyn-Street-Art-Eloquent-Vandals-Still-Blek_le-rat-sheep

Shot and directed by Martin Hawkes, the film features work and interviews with Street Artists like Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex, Dotmasters, Zeus (UK) and Dolk & Pøbel.

Win a FREE Copy! To celebrate the World Premier, BSA is hosting a trivia game and giveaway of copies of the film and other NuArt goodies the day after the show — Feb 1.

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Street Artist couple Herakut in this film still from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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French Street Artist and one of the early stencilists Blek Le Rat from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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Street Artist Know Hope shows how to keep warm by the TV in this film still from “Eloquent Vandals” (© Nuart/Saft films)

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* first image of post is a still featuring work by Blek Le Rat in “Eloquent Vandals” courtesy of Nuart/Saft films.

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Eloquent Vandals
Running time : 27 mins

Shot on location during Norway’s Nuart Festival in 2008, Eloquent Vandals
features candid interviews and work from some of the worlds leading street
artists including Blek Le Rat, Graffiti Research Lab, Dface, Herakut, Nick
Walker, Know Hope, Jimmy Cauty, Chris Stain, Wordtomother, Sten & Lex,
Dotmasters, Dolk & Pøbel.

Shot and Directed by Martin Hawkes
Produced by Nuart/Saft films

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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Brooklynite Opening Photos for Denning & Walker’s “Surface Tension”

The art crowd was jovial and dancing, with the help of DJ Rehka as she brought her Bhangra out of the basement and into the backyard Saturday night night in BedStuy. After taking in the new pieces by Guy Denning and David Walker, guests were encouraged to loosen their limbs by the colorfully dressed dance troupe on the grass. It worked!

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(images courtesy the gallery)

See Brooklynite’s Website for more information about the show and gallery hours.

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DAIN at Brooklynite Gallery: “Copasetic”

This just in over the teletype wires….

Brooklyn born Street Artist Dain is hitting Brooklynite Gallery September 12 to revisit a time when socialism in America was WELCOMED via government work programs, the G.I. Bill, and Social Security.  Now, during a national healthcare debate when such inexplicable, intractable ignorance is on display  about the true nature of representative government, DAIN is doing his part aesthetically to usher in an era of social responsibility and community connectedness.

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Dain 1943 (photo Jaime Rojo)

His black and white portraits of everyday working men and women from 65 years ago have been rearing their coiffed heads all over the streets this spring and summer, usually with a pastel painted background and selected garment features highlighted in a nod to Warholian oversplash.

Describing the work of Dain, Brooklynite says, “Infusing the glamour and glitz of the 1940’s together with a Brooklyn working class edge, he seeks to turn  back the hands of time— Even if we were never there before.”

A usual phenomenon, street artists are a societal crystal ball.

Dain! There's something in mah ahh!  (Dain) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Dain! There’s somethin’ in mah ahh! (photo Jaime Rojo)

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DAIN
“COPASETIC”

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 10


OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 12,
7-10PM EASTERN (19:00 UK)
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST:
BIG BAND SWING MACHINE

Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
ph. 347-405-5976
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“Copasetic” DAIN takes us to the 1940’s this fall at Brooklynite

This just in over the teletype wires….

Brooklyn born Street Artist Dain is hitting Brooklynite Gallery September 12 to revisit a time when socialism in America was WELCOMED via government work programs, the G.I. Bill, and Social Security.  Now, during a national healthcare debate when such inexplicable, intractable ignorance is on display  about the true nature of representative government, DAIN is doing his part aesthetically to usher in an era of social responsibility and community connectedness.

Dain 1943
Dain 1943 (photo Jaime Rojo)

His black and white portraits of everyday working men and women from 65 years ago have been rearing their coiffed heads all over the streets this spring and summer, usually with a pastel painted background and selected garment features highlighted in a nod to Warholian oversplash.

Describing the work of Dain, Brooklynite says, “Infusing the glamour and glitz of the 1940’s together with a Brooklyn working class edge, he seeks to turn  back the hands of time— Even if we were never there before.”

A usual phenomenon, street artists are a societal crystal ball.

Dain! There's something in mah ahh!  (Dain) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Dain! There’s somethin’ in mah ahh! (photo Jaime Rojo)

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DAIN
“COPASETIC”

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 10


OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 12,
7-10PM EASTERN (19:00 UK)
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST:
BIG BAND SWING MACHINE

Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
ph. 347-405-5976
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