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Images of the Week 05.01.11 – May Day

Images of the Week 05.01.11 – May Day

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Our weekly interview with the street hits some bright notes including new arrivals from El Sol 25, Specter, and Faile along with some shots Futura did of HAHA in Melbourne and even a taste of Kentucky Street Art.

The roll call this week; Bast, Billi Kid, Clown Soldier, El Sol 25, Faile, L.E.T., QRST, Rae, Romi, S, and Specter.

brooklyn-street-art-specter-rae-jaime-rojo-05-11-webSpecter’s tall portrait alongside Rae welcomes everybody to Brooklyn.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Julian Assange gets a little tarted up to go out on the streets of Melbourne in these photos by Futura of stencilist HAHA. (photo © Futura)

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Looking askance in this Warholian repetition, Julian Assange in Melbourne by HAHA, shot by Futura (photo © Futura)

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Popping up among the tulips, Faile’s new Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The new Faile Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Another rotation – Faile’s new Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Would you take a look at these Manhattan Gams! May is rose month for Billi Kid.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aging like a fine wine, this Bast splash rests below what looks like an advertising campaign by comedian Stephen Colbert. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A portion of a Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A mylar stencil sticker shyly attempts to keep the company of this Faile lady who appeared late in the winter. Doesn’t look like she’s warming up to the idea. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Somebody call for a Plumber? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L.E.T. plays with the I Love New York logo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L.E.T. plays with the I Love New York logo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST is adding an aquamarine contingent. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Romi makes an environmental statement in what may be our first ever  example of Kentucky street art (photo © Romi)

brooklyn-street-art-S-jaime-rojo-05-11-webA cherub is finding this can of paint to be a little heavier than expected. S (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stay tuned on BSA this week as we’ll bring to you an interview and studio visit with enigmatic El Sol 25. This self described hippie artist has bounded onto the scene in the last three years with his colorful, witty and well executed hand painted collages.

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 02.06.11

Images Of The Week 02.06.11

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Our weekly interview with the Street, this week featuring Alec, Kamineko, NohJColey, Oculo, Pawz,  and Vie3

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NohJColey’s second interactive sculpture in Brooklyn. The rod on the figures’ right hand side controls the movement of the figures head. It takes a couple of attempts, but the head will move revealing a hand and spoon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-vie3-jaime-rojo-02-11Frida Kahlo appears in New York, by VIE3 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-Alec-jaime-rojo-02-11New York, monopoly, banker. Pretty much sums it up Alec.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Oculo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-hello-hangover-brooklyn-jaime-rojo-02-11This is exactly what I said to myself yesterday morning ouch! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-viva-la-brooklyn-jaime-rojo-02-11That’s right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Julian Assange in West End, Queensland, Australia by Kamineko. (photo © Pawz)  More here:

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Fire and Ice (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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New Folk Hero Julian Assange Is Inspiring Artists

Pre-dating the modern “Street Art” movement, the street has traditionally been an outlet for the voice of the people and social movements have almost always gained purchase there. Posters of underground heroes are as old as “Wanted: Billy the Kid” nail-ups that people used to rip down and take home. The amount of politically motivated Street Art you see or even themes surrounding social issues seem to ebb and flow in quantity, but they are ever present. Villain to some and emerging folk hero to others, Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has already inspired a comic book in addition to some pieces on the street.

We haven’t seen Julian Assange Street Art in person yet, but we keep hearing about pieces elsewhere as he slowly transforms into a Cause célèbre for freedom of information advocates throughout the world. Brooklyn-Street-Art-copyright-Julian-Assange-Coloring-Book

From the Julian Assange Coloring Book (©)(www.julianassangecoloringbook.com/)

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Artist Thierry Ehrmann @ the Abode of Chaos (their Flickr)

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From Melbourne, this double Assange stencil (© Regan Tamanui, Flickr)

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A new stencil on a vinyl album by Amorfart Stencils (© Amorfart)

Here is a short video showing the process for making a five layer stencil of Assange by Hungarian street art site Amorfart. Read more here:

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A Julian Assange stencil in West End, Queensland, Australia by Kamineko. (photo © Pawz)

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