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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

To BSA’s Muslim brothers and sisters, we hope your Ramadan has been fulfilling as it draws to a close this Tuesday. Amid the spiritual calm, Friday’s earthquake and its aftershocks have certainly rattled us in New York and across the Northeast—a rare tremor that would barely raise an eyebrow in LA, given their familiarity with the earth’s whims. But for us, a 4.8 is no small shake! Adding to our week of natural spectacles, Monday brings an eclipse, inviting us all to don those dope glasses and gaze skyward as a celestial dance sweeps across the continent. It’s been quite a lineup: an earthquake to kick off the weekend, a celestial blackout to start the week. What’s next on the cosmic agenda? A swarm of locusts? Let’s hope the universe has checked off its list of surprises for now.

We start this week’s collection with a new text piece of unknown origin but one that strikes at the heart of life here in 2024 for many. Could this be an advertisement for the new album by Future and Metro Boomin? A spectrum of emotions and styles, the new collection is from two guys whose collaborative efforts have been making significant waves in the music industry for a half decade. Debuting at number 1, as an album “We Don’t Trust You” has been described as a monumental success, showcasing the synergy between Future’s distinctive rap style and Metro Boomin’s innovative production. The out of context graffiti message, “We Don’t Trust You,” captures a poignant irony: while distrust might seem like a safeguard, history shows that a society where trust is deeply eroded becomes fertile ground for manipulation by autocrats and tyrants.

And now, here are images from our ongoing conversation with the street, this week, including: Praxis, Homesick, Lexi Bella, Modomatic, Danielle Mastrion, Mort Art, Claw Money, Jorit, Isabelle Ewing, Paolo Tolentino, JG, Marthalicia Matarrita, Gia, and 1RL.

(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art and Paolo Tolentino (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1RL (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JG (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wheres The Water (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Marthalicia Matarrita. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
GIA. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danielle Matrion. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Claw Money. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Isabelle Ewing. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Magnolia. Spring 2024. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.26.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.26.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! New York is coming alive as spring approaches – and there is a lot of new graffiti and street art suddenly. We are also awash in news that keeps everyone jumping! The international-soon-to-be-national-bank crisis that is underway, the possible (likely) imposition of CBDC’s in its wake, the BRICs alliances building and de-dollarization of the world economy, the US funding of war in Ukraine, the attacks on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by the same actors, the pending candidacy and/or arrest of NYC native Donald Trump, the non-transitory inflation rate that is outpacing our wages, creeping facial recognition software and cameras into every part of our culture without our permission, the total capture of our news outlets… .

On the good news side, our crime rate has been dropping a lot – even though dunderheads like Mike Mother Pence says we’re having a “crime wave.” Ya’ll just better educate yourselves – New Yorkers are a pain in the arse and are quick to argue about stupid things, but we also like credit for our crime rate dropping, please. Also, we like our new tulips and daffodils and pretty birds singing in the trees. Thank you.

And now, onto our new selections of fabulous graffiti and street art for your pleasure.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Louis Masai, Praxis VGZ, Degrupo, Jorit, Phetus88, Hektad, Qzar, Hugo Gyrl, Jim Tozzi, Toe Flop, Jappy Agoncillo, Tukios Art, BlackStar, Rocking Bones, and Dana van Vueren.

Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dana van Vueren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Burt, I barely knew thee. Jim Tozzi in collaboration with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl with previous work by Amanda Wong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rocking Bones (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to BlackStar. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to Muhammad Ali. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Lauryn Hill. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Bayard Rustin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jappy Agoncillo pays tribute to Michelle Yeoh, who just won the Best Actress Academy Award this week for her role in the movie that won Best Movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The despair, disorientation, and absolute clarity of this movie make it a fitting emblem for our times. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai lectures everyone about their behavior. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toe Flop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified collaboration (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEKTAD hanging from hearts (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. March 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.12.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.12.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

How are you feeling, friends? This month “Beyond the Streets” is opening at Saatchi Gallery in London, Risk is receiving a lifetime achievement award in Miami, and yet another Banksy show is opening in New York. Also, there will be a lot of kissing on Tuesday, so you may want to prepare yourself to pucker up.

Some kind of big game today we guess. Happens every year about this time – the streets will be empty this afternoon as people will be inside their homes, gathered around their screens, eating buffalo wings, pigs-in-a-blanket and tater tots with family and friends. Happy World Series everybody!

Meanwhile, the Chinese are flying balloons over the US, spying. Shocking. Who else does this remind you of?

New York street art is heavy with pop icons, pop psychology, and popular culture in this week’s collection.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: SacSix, Sara Lynne Leo, Degrupo, Eye Sticker, Stickman, Ollin, Jorit, Steve the Bum, and Kir One.

Sara Lynne-Leo is completely fed up with your s**t…(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit tribute to Malcolm X. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit tribute to KRS-One American Rapper, Hip Hop master, and Bronx native. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SacSix again hi-jacks an image from popular culture and reworks it with some color, spatters, and drips. Here we have the Lone Ranger, with a face like Alec Baldwin – a reference to his gun troubles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Poor Francis’s been left in the cold by those nasty backstabbers in The Vatican. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve The Bum (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve The Bum (photo © Jaime Rojo)
You have been put on notice girls… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Mushrooms keep popping up on the streets, just like mushrooms… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eye Sticker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kir One (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo features Andrew Tate as a spotted pink panther on New York streets. Alleged to be a misogynistic influencer and social pariah, he and his brother are currently cooling their heels behind bars for “organized crime, human trafficking, and rape“. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ollin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Film Friday: 05.13.22

BSA Film Friday: 05.13.22

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening:
1. George Booth life at The New Yorker
2. DOES X JORIT team up for a large mural in Napels, Italy.
3. PichiAvo in Linz. Timelapse video.

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BSA Special Feature: George Booth life at The New Yorker

Directed by Nathan Fitch, the iconic artist George Booth looks back on fifty years of work for The New Yorker.

Drawing Life: George Booth

DOES X JORIT team up for a large mural in Napels, Italy.

PichiAvo in Linz. Timelapse video.

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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.08.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.08.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Constant rain for days, but the street art is blooming, baby! As are the riotous news waves about the Supreme Court, abortion laws, the efficacy of the vaccine, the ridiculous/tone deaf Met Ball, the new electric bikes just released by Citi, a rise in anti-semitism in New York, the legalization of weed, the 60 Collective 3 show in Dumbo, Swoon’s new “Sanctuary” Project, Elon Musk buying Twitter, a virtual unknown winning the Kentucky Derby, and Meghan McCain selling only 244 copies of her new book. Who is she again?

Nevermind, we’re back on the streets where we belong, tracking the exciting new directions it is taking us.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Jason Naylor, INSA, Sticker Maul, Stikman, Degrupo, Diva Dogla, Mike Raz, Corn Queen, Jorit, Eric John Eigner, Smet Sky Art, Bad Boi, O. Grey, Steven Paul Judd, Katie Merz, and Delphinoto.

Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist targets increasing censorial actions by social media platforms (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo lionizes Zelinsky as transformer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman embeds with Ukraine (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Raz & Smet Sky Art sing the praises of our beloved city (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bad Boi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Corn Queen (photo © Jaime Rojo)
O. Grey (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kiowa/Choctaw artist Steven Paul Judd hails from Oklahoma but appears to have roamed ayonder to NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Street artist Jorit celebrates Italian football coach and former player Andrea Pirlo for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
INSA. Our guess is that this piece was almost completed but the rain prevented him from finishing it. Still, we are happy to see this British artist in NYC. We’ll go back to see what details we are missing. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sitckermaul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sitckermaul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eric John Eigner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Katie Merz. You Are Not Alone for East Village Murals. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Delphinoto paints @Pontifex “in solidarity with Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Action Platform – the Vatican’s response to the ecological & economic crisis.” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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15 Murals and a Submarine: Amsterdam’s Urban Art Scene Now

15 Murals and a Submarine: Amsterdam’s Urban Art Scene Now

We’re very pleased today to take BSA readers to Amsterdam, where the graff/Street Art continuum reaches back more than three decades and where the vibrant scene still remains fresh and relevant right now. We’re very thankful to Ed Little and Alex Pope for taking the initiative to present the scene here for us and to give us valuable context about Amsterdam’s Urban Art Scene. If you don’t know, now you know.

By Ed Little and Alex Pope

Amsterdam has always been progressive in welcoming Urban Art. This March, artwork by Banksy was projected on the Dutch National Museum (the Rijksmuseum), in support of Syrian refugees. More than thirty years earlier, New York graffiti artists such as Seen, Dondi, Blade, Quik, Rammellzee and Futura 2000 were given their first taste of success in the high brow art world by Amsterdam gallery owner Yaki Kornblit. In 1986, Keith Haring did a commissioned mural for the Museum depot. Even before the arrival of the Americans, Amsterdam had a uniquely homegrown punk graffiti scene.


Fefe Talavera (photo © Ed Little)

By being exposed to the New York artists so early on, Amsterdam graffiti ignited and burned on well into the nineties. Amsterdam writers like Shoe and Delta, along with foreign partners Bando and Mode 2, spread the Crime Time style throughout Europe. In 1992, the city temporarily stopped cleaning subways because of toxic chemicals in the cleaning material. The writers completely took over the subways, creating a scene reminiscent of 1970s New York, as Amsterdam bathed in graffiti euphoria.

Today’s street art and graffiti scene is relatively small, and not pushing the envelope as much as it once was. That is not the say Amsterdam doesn ́t get down anymore. Feast your eyes on a selection of commissioned murals, illegal burners and creative get ups that Amsterdam has to offer.


Fefe Talavera (photo © Ed Little)

Here is a double header by Brazilian female artist Fefe Talavera, painted as part of the 2012 RUA Festival. The RUA Festival aims to show urban and contemporary Brazilian art next to institutionalized art of museums and galleries. According to the artist, the two heads represent two Indians wearing animal masks. The vibrant tribal color scheme really stands out against the dull grey backdrop, and is a good reminder of what a little bit of paint can do for a building.


Zed1 (photo © Ed Little)

This is a mural by Italian artist Zed1 at creative hotspot café Roest, home of Max Zorn ́s Stick Together festival. Awesome incorporation of the building window into the depicted scene, which reads as a critique of the current cost of living.


ETHOS (photo © Ed Little)

Here is another Brazilian mural in Amsterdam, painted by Ethos for the 2011 edition of the RUA Festival. Once again, masks are a big part of the artwork, which fits well with Ethos’ surrealist style. The mural itself functions as an awesome mask for an otherwise pretty shabby looking squat.


Adnate x Andersen (photo © Ed Little)

Here is Australian artist Adnate along with Morten Andersen from Denmark. Nice clash of Adnate ́s photorealist style of characters and Andersen ́s abstract geometrics. Painted for the Kosmopolite Art Tour, next to an insane burner by Dems UB which unfortunately is no longer there to be seen.


Vrankrijk (photo © Ed Little)

The legal squat Vrankrijk is one of the focal points of Amsterdam ́s squat scene. The Lichtenstein type BOOM! is a clear representation of Pop Art, which was also used as a vehicle by Fab 5 Freddy to push graffiti into the American higher art sphere in the late seventies.


Inkie (photo © Ed Little)

Here is a commissioned work by Englishman Inkie from 2012. Painted on what was once an always tagged up parking entrance. The wall on the right was painted later on, as the original was reclaimed by street bombers, who tagged it again within no time, even crossing out the artist ́s website with the word ́toy ́. The Inkie was left untouched, probably out of respect.


Niels “SHOE” Mulman and Adele Renault (photo © Ed Little)

A good example of calligraffiti here by Amsterdam graffiti legend Shoe. Brushstroked fill in, outlined by black spraypaint. Though Shoe ́s calligraffiti style is so uniquely his, it reminds us of that Amsterdam ́s 1970s punk graffiti feel. Pigeon portrait by Adele Renault, who went on to have a pigeon inspired exhibit at Shoe ́s Unruly Gallery.


Rammellzee Memorial Wall (photo © Ed Little)

Above is a Rammellzee memorial wall by Shoe and friends from 2010, paying homage to the evo griller. Rammellzee was one of the twelve New York graffiti artists who each had a one month solo exhibit at Yaki Kornblit ́s gallery in the early 1980s and who would inspire Shoe and eventually many other writers worldwide to pursue a career in the streets and the fine arts world.


The London Police (photo © Ed Little)

Here’s a large London Police commissioned mural on the Prinsengracht canal. Adopted Amsterdammers The London Police paid for their first stay in Amsterdam with t-shirts and art, and have made a comfortable living off their art ever since. The mural is located next to the street oriented Go Gallery, which has an original London Police mural from their earlier Amsterdam days.


C215 (photo © Ed Little)


C215 shown here with Kid Acne (photo © Ed Little)

Above are two subtle works by regular French visitor C215. The first one was painted with permission from the same Dutch family that first gave the London Police a roof over their heads. The second one is located near Amsterdam’s NDSM werf hall of fame. C215’s romantic works seem to make icons out of regular folks, which is probably why they are at their best when they are visible in the streets for everyone to see.


Jorit. Vincent Van Gogh (photo © Ed Little)

Italian-Dutch artist Jorit did this Vincent Van Gogh portrait. The technically very impressive photorealist depiction of Van Gogh didn’t fair well with everybody, as someone gave his 2 cents by writing “Vincent wouldn ́t approve” in the bottom corner. While Jorit’s photorealistic Van Gogh may be very opposite to the subject’s impressionist style, we wanna say that we do approve. Please note that Van Gogh ́s eyeliner was also added by a third party.


Delta (photo © Ed Little)

Here is an illegal burner by Amsterdam graffiti legend Delta from 2006. When Delta returned to graffiti in the 90s, he blew up big with his 3-D styles, which lead to a very successful career in the arts. Staying true to his roots, he remains active in his hometown streets while killing it in the galleries and even the architectural world.


ROA (photo © Ed Little)

An early work by international superstar ROA from the mid 2000s; While it is undeniably a ROA, it is awesome to see how his style and eye for detail have developed. It is part of an original mural that also featured Bue the Warrior and Chase. The wall was mostly repainted, but the ROA has been left untouched.


Leno, Twice and Gear (photo © Ed Little)

Above is some illegal wildstyle graffiti by the most prolific Amsterdam duo of the new millennium, Twice and Gear, along with colorful blockbuster letters by subway and trackside killer Leno on an old submarine nearby the NDSM hall of fame. Bastardilla and Stinkfish are on the bottom as well.


NEKST tribute. (photo © Ed Little)


Nekst Tribute (photo © Ed Little)

From Banksy projections to illegal wildstyle graffiti, all of the different aspects of today ́s modern urban art landscape are still a part of Amsterdam ́s creative daily routine. But for a city known for its liberal feel, it would be nice to see Amsterdam embrace urban art even more and reclaim its previous position as ahead of the worldwide pack.  In order to do so, we will always keep an eye on the streets.


We thank Alex and Ed for this sharing this good work with BSA readers.

© Text Alex Pope © Photos Ed Little

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