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Holiday Window Shows : A Floating City of The Future at Barneys

Holiday Window Shows : A Floating City of The Future at Barneys

New York is one of the few pedestrian cities that has an active street culture almost everywhere you walk and the tradition of the revered holiday window display is one that endures even though many people shop digitally. Even if times are tough with the personal home budget, you can still have a blast walking up 5th Avenue looking in windows on the way to checking out the tree. While the window show themes have moved away from explicitly Christmas-related as the population has diversified, you will still catch a fair number of moralizing perpetually cheerful animatronic ear-muff wearing carolers and dancing reindeer, elves, and nutcrackers.

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

One window display you will dig this year in New York skips Santa’s workshop and heads to a projected future city that morphs before your eyes and you never have to step foot inside.  A collaboration with Brooklyn rapper JAY Z, the Barneys window is encased in a gold metal structure installed on the sidewalk and from one side of the structure you can step into a dark “room” to experience a floating city as it morphs before your eyes. It could be Manhattan emerging from the Ice Age to the Enlightenment as light projection technology gives the public a view of the city changing from icy, cold colors to warm, bright and glittery golds. It could also represent how Manhattan is becoming an island encrusted with diamonds and platinum and gold.

Price for this show on the street: Free. Step inside the store and you can get the leather “Brooklyn” baseball cap for $875.00.

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“A New York Holiday” A Barneys Holiday collaboration with Jay Z. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Fun Friday 02.17.12

Woo Hooooooooo! Street Art and graffiti shows are hopping tonight ya’ll! With shows in Chinatown, Dumbo, and Williamsburg, you’re going to have to take the train and the bus if you want to catch it all.

1. Cake and Don Pablo Pedro at Mighty Tanaka (DUMBO)
2. “All Talk” Group Show at Pandemic (Williamsburg, BK)
3. “Snowblind” at Klughause (Chinatown)
4. “Ocean Size” at Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery SATURDAY 2/18 (DUMBO)
5. “What I Know,” curated by Jason Andrew
6. ” The Permanent Collection Volume II: My Own Private Serpico,” English Kills Gallery
7. Kraftwerk Retrospective at MOMA in April
8. William Thomas Porter – Splendid Cycles (VIDEO)
9. Connor Harrington “Black Herds of the Rain” (VIDEO)
10. JAZ in Mexico City with MAMUTT (VIDEO)
11. Nuria Mora in South Africa (VIDEO)

Cake and Don Pablo Pedro at Mighty Tanaka (DUMBO)

We’ve interviewed Cake this week, and Don Pablo Pedro when he wasn’t in shows, and we can assure you that “Inside Out” is about all the disgusting little bits you keep inside. Tonight they’re out at Mighty Tanaka.

Cake. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

“All Talk” Group Show at Pandemic (Williamsburg, BK)

“Some of New York City’s boldest anti-heros, cynics and preachers” – Say no more! Tell me where to sign. “All Talk” is the new group show at Pandemic Gallery opens today with the participation of: Aakash Nihalani, Andrew H. Shirley, Cassius Fouler, Destroy & Rebuild, Gabriel Specter, Isabel Lasala, J. Ralph Phillips, Jenna Hicock, Jesse Edwards, Map, Merk, and NohJColey.

Aakash Nihalani (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Snowblind” at Klughause (Chinatown)

We’re gonna start calling it SLUGHOUSE because their first 3 shows have been heavy hitters for such a small scrappy gallery at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, near a Police Precinct, and yet in damn near darkness. The concept for tonights show is cool, but what’s cooler is CARNAGE, the magazine by Ray Mock, one of the best graffiti photogs on the street today. Oh, also, Martha Cooper is in the show. See ya there!. “Snowblind” opens today with the participation of Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Alexander Richter, Mike P, Bob Barry,  Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg, Michael Fales, and Jesse Edwards.

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Ocean Size” at Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery SATURDAY 2/18 (DUMBO)

Yo, we checked this one out as it was going up yesterday – It’s worth it and Toronto based Street Artist and fine artist Troy Lovegates just killed it with this brand new piece which we’re showing you a detail of below.

Troy Lovegates. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Also happening this weekend

“What I Know,” curated by Jason Andrew – The Bushwick arts leader who makes art happen, Mr. Andrew curates a 40 person show at NYCAMS (New York Center for Art and Media Studies), opening tonight. Download the PDF here

English Kills Gallery Permanent Collection opening Friday night : ” The Permanent Collection Volume II: My Own Private Serpico,” the second installment of works from the English Kills Permanent Collection featuring David Pappaceno, Don Pablo Pedro, Cleon Peterson, Steven Thompson, Brent Owens, Vilaykorn Sayaphet, Hiroshi Shafer, Joe Borelli, Frank Stella, Peter Dobill, Andy Piedilato, Jim Herbert, Tyrome Tripoli, Kevin Brady, Jenn Brehm, Kevin Regan, Giles Thompson, Jeff Clark, Mike Olin, Shane Heinemeier, Dan Taylor, Lenny Reibstein, Tescia Seufferlein, Andrew Ohanesian, Andrew Hurst, Austin Thomas, Evan Ryer, Gary Cullen

 

Kraftwerk Retrospective at MOMA in April – Tickets on Sale Wed 2/22

The live presentation “Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8″ will explore their pioneering electronic music and each of their eight, groundbreaking studio albums with a unique set of projected images (some in 3-D ):

The music called electronic was basically created by Kraftwerk, who began four decades ago and whose influence and flat out appropriated music appears in work by these artists, to name a few: Jay-Z, Coldplay, Afrika Bambaata, Chemical Brothers, Pink Floyd, Fatboy Slim, New Order, Fergie, Ladytron, Missy Elliott, Franz Ferdinand, Thompson Twins, and yes, McDonna.

William Thomas Porter – Splendid Cycles (VIDEO)

Creater and builder of the famous “F*ck Bike 001” now on view at the Museum of Sex show “F*ck Art”, here is a video following William Thomas Porter around on his preferred form of transportation.  “I wouldn’t call them mutants,” he says of his bike caricatures, “because that would make them sound ugly. It’s more like creating this… splendid form.”

Connor Harrington “Black Herds of the Rain” (VIDEO)

JAZ in Mexico City with MAMUTT (VIDEO)

Nuria Mora in South Africa (VIDEO)

 

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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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Images of the Week 01.31.10

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Brooklyn Street Art – Our Weekly Interview With the Streets

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Street foot wear – is this the work of a street artist, or a sneaker company? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol bird talk. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Areosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol’s Geisha (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Areosol (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jef Aerosol at work with his muses (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A peak at the show Jef Aerosol

A wall of icons by Jef Aerosol, and a few hanging on a wire. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pics from Jef Aerosol Opening

From photographer Vincent Cornelli comes this fun collection of images from last nights opening of “All Shook Up”, Jef Aerosol’s opening at Ad Hoc/Eastern District in Bushwick, Brooklyn, curated by Brooklyn Street Art.  A steady crowd carried through the evening to check out the new pieces and to meet the artist in person.

Jef strikes a pose in front of his giant canvas, a reprise of his mural of Jean-Michel Basquiat that he did on a rooftop in Brooklyn last week. Etched into Basquiat's eyebrow is the word "Brooklyn". (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

Jef strikes a pose in front of his giant canvas, a reprise of his mural of Jean-Michel Basquiat that he did on a rooftop in Brooklyn last week. Etched into Basquiat's eyebrow is the word "Brooklyn". (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

Classic muses of Jef's 30 year love affair with stencils were joined by Brooklyn-based icons like Jay-Z, a brand new one of M.I.A., graffiti legend Dondi White, and street art photographer Luna Park (who was in attendance). (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

Classic muses of Jef's 30 year love affair with stencils were infused with new blood by Brooklyn-based icons like Jay-Z and M.I.A., graffiti legend Dondi White, and street art photographer Luna Park (who was in attendance). A new piece on wood (the smiling boy) was a benefit for Haiti. (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

A man of the people, Aerosol made sure to include smaller affordable pieces for fans (in foreground) just in front of this New York Warhol Factory/ Punk scene grouping - including Iggy Pop, John Cage, Sid Vicious, Lou Reed, and the Ramones (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

A man of the people, Aerosol made sure to include smaller affordable pieces for fans (John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix in foreground) just in front of this New York Warhol Factory/ Punk scene grouping - including Iggy Pop, John Cage, Sid Vicious, Lou Reed, and the Ramones. He also did a small 10 piece Basquiat edition for the show (think there are a few left). (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

A visitor with Joe Strummer of the Clash looking over his head (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

A visitor with Joe Strummer of the Clash looking over his head (photo © Vincent Cornelli)

Brigitte Bardot and Magpie at the end of the wall (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Brigitte Bardot and Magpie at the end of the wall (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Beauty was in attendance (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Beauty was in attendance (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Jef and fellow stencil artist Chris Stain (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Jef and fellow stencil artist Chris Stain (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Rocker and experimental music artist Andrew Hurst kept the garage inspired classic and obscure music coming, with a break for Louis, who played electric guitar with his amp in the middle of gallery for five songs. (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Rocker and experimental music artist/producer Andrew Hurst kept the garage inspired classic and obscure music coming, with a break for Louis, who played and sang rock-n-roots inspired pieces accompanied by his electric guitar and amp in the middle of gallery for five songs. (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Stéphane and Magli and Jean-Michel (photo © Vinny Cornelli)
Stéphane and Magli and Jean-Michel (photo © Vinny Cornelli)
(photo © Vinny Cornelli)

(photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Detail of Jef Aerosol canvas (photo © Vinny Cornelli)

Detail of Jef Aerosol canvas (photo © Vinny Cornelli)


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Vinny Cornelli: Jef Aerosol in Bushwick

Photographer Vincent Cornelli was out on a legal wall tour with international stencil artist Jef Aerosol this Saturday; With a name like Aerosol, you don’t invite photographers to watch you work otherwise. The sunny January afternoon pretty much blew Vinny’s mind, and he writes here about how he got such rockingly cool pictures:

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On Saturday, I had the privilege of showing Jef Aerosol around the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn. I think the day was the perfect example as to why the Street Art Movement is so special…and it is deserving of capital letters.  Encounters such as these are not only incredibly rewarding and inspiring, but they foster an intimate connection between you and a city that is changing right in front of you.  It was one of the greatest of days

Skewville and Aerosol  © Vincent Cornelli

Skewville and Aerosol © Vincent Cornelli

When I met Jef, I was photographing the front door of Eastern District/Ad Hoc Gallery.   It was a warm greeting, with instant recognition of the other before exchanging “hellos.”

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I’m not sure which direction you’re going, but I’m headed up. © Vincent Cornelli

Everything from start to finish breed this notion of connectedness – from Eric of Eastern District giving us a ride to Veng’s wall; to catching up with Ali and Garrison of Ad Hoc, listening to their exploits up and down the eastern side of the US; to Veng offering up a nice piece of real estate on a wall he often works with.

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© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
Fast Action: On foot while texting…sort of like walking and chewing gum, but this guy makes it look so cool. © Vincent Cornelli

It was also quite nice to have company from Stephan Missier and Becki Fuller, two great street art photographers who were around for a better part of the day.  It was a day where everyone just seemed to fit so well with one another.

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Becki Fuller at work © Vincent Cornelli

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Jef taking it all in; the street art textures on this popular Brooklyn shack. © Vincent Cornelli

Jef and I spoke briefly of this sense of community, and family.  He mentioned what a great feeling it is to be able to travel the world, always having another artist, gallery, blog or photographer willing to show you their city.

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© Vincent Cornelli

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Something about these blue stockings made everything look even better. © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli
While heading back to Eastern District /Ad Hoc Gallery for a couple other stencils, we had to say hello to these 2 ladies, and the photographer who was shooting them on the streets of Bushwick. Jef received a friendly Brooklyn welcome. © Vincent Cornelli

veng, becki, stephane, and myself looking on at the very personable, warm and talented Jef Aerosol. © Vincent Cornelli
Veng, Becki, Stephane, and me looking on at the very personable, warm and talented Jef Aerosol. © Vincent Cornelli

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Out of body, out of mind. © Vincent Cornelli

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I dunno, it breathes “Rock Star” to me. © Vincent Cornelli

I felt so comfortable with Jef that I even asked him for some thoughts on a couple larger life-changing decisions in my own life.  I thought the perspective he offered was quite spot on.  He is a warm, witty and well-spoken man, confident in his outlook and mindset.  It shows in his detailed and carefully placed stencils, and in his smile.

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– Yup, i think we’re done here. Super dope, Jef…you the man. © Vincent Cornelli

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“But Jef, what is the meaning behind all of your red arrows?” © Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

© Vincent Cornelli

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“All Shook Up”, the debut solo New York show by Jef Aerosol will open this Friday at Ad Hoc/Eastern District in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Read more about the show HERE.

See Jef’s BASQUIAT STENCIL from last week HERE.

See how he made his 5-layer JAY-Z STENCIL for the show HERE.

See more of Vincent Cornelli’s photography and artistry HERE.

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NEW JAY-Z! Jef Aerosol Gives Props to NYC, BKLN, and JAY-Z with New Iconic Stencil

Street Art Stencil Artist Jef Aerosol unveils a brand-new stencil of Jay-Z for his upcoming Debut Show in New York.

A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.
A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.

Aerosol is well-known for his other rock and roll icons in the 30 years he’s been getting up all over the globe with stencils: Dylan, Jagger, Bowie, Vicious, Morrison, Lennon and Yoko, Hendrix, Cobain,  — and of course there are New Yorkers like Patty Smith and The Ramones.

Now, as he prepares to make his debut solo gallery show in New York in 2010, Aerosol is in an EMPIRE STATE OF MIND and pays tribute with this fresh new portrait of rapper Jay-Z.

Every era has it’s icons, and with a 20-year old son of his own, clearly Aerosol has his eye on one of today’s best known music pillars.  Now with more Number 1 Albums than Elvis Presley, it only makes sense that Brooklyn’s hometown hero has passed into the icon pantheon of Aerosol.

Have you ever seen the steps it takes to make a stencil? Jef Aerosol shows you inside his studio:

To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.
To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.

The ink glistens on the background silhoette.

The first layer of glistening paint creates the silhouette of the image.

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Each stencil is cut slightly differently to create the whole image.

Slight variations in hue also add the illusion of dimension.

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The new Jay-Z by Jef Aerosol.

Here’s the Press Release for the Upcoming Show at Ad Hoc January 29th.

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