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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.08.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.08.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Heartbeats are pounding and New Yorkers are chattering and gawking here as the city ploughs into an autumn bevy of exhibitions, new theater shows, concerts, street fairs, and fall semesters at schools and universities. The prices are climbing higher every week at the grocery store, pumpkins are popping up on street displays, and fresh aerosol graffiti and street art pieces are appearing on the street. In quintessential Brooklyn fashion, Spike Lee opens his private collection of art, black American history, Oscar statuettes, Knicks jerseys, film posters, memorabilia, Prince’s guitar, even a brownstone stoop in his “Spike Lee: Creative Sources,” show at the Brooklyn museum. The dance party in the rotunda after the opening this week was the best! Thank you DJ Spinna!

Here is our weekly interview with the street: this week featuring Dark Clouds, Lexi Bella, Free Humanity, HOACS, Zexor, Huetek, Roachi, Yok & Sheryo, Kwest, Jeff Henriquez, Fours Crew, Fire Flower, Nemz, Chaos, Kar Part, Belows, Crem, and TakerOne.

TakerOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeff Henriquez. Free Humanity. Huetek. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chaos (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi. Fours Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi. Fours Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kwest (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yok & Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nemz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nemz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fire Flower (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crem (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Belows (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zexor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kar Part (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)
King (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clarence Thomas. Who Protects Me From You? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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What’s The Word On The Street?

What’s The Word On The Street?

Oh, Word? Word.

We may take them for granted, but these can be the most powerful, impactful things that we can do during our lifetime. That is why we follow the street scribes and listen to what is said and how. Because of the effort that it takes an artist or a poet, or a preacher to prepare these texts for us to read in the public sphere, we give them a little more respect. Perhaps you find them inspiring, puzzling, angering, or a waste of time.

If well chosen and well placed, the written word has the power to move mountains.

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” -Unknown

Failure Is Not An Option. Sticker Maul. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Savior El Mundo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.” -Joseph Conrad

Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.” -Unknown

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KING (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” -John Keating

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.” -Betty Eadie

Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.05.17

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.05.17


We had a chance at Spring this week, and then it blew away. We’re back to the Antarctic for a few days.

NYC was inundated by art fairs as well, which was swell. Volta, Scope, Clio, Spring/Break – which was surprisingly not political or contentious, given its rather outsider status. Fair talk was glum, attendance was actually light at times, and most people where blaming you-know-who.

Perhaps that’s why Thursday’s opening of Trumpomania was packed and rather sweaty, although when you have 30 countries and 30 artists represented, you will probably fill the place. Even so, the energy was palpable, and guests freely “voiced their concerns”, as your high school guidance counselor might say, about a seemingly corrupt cabal that is practicing shock and awe on/upon the country daily.

One portly fellow at the show with a perspiring red face, beige cardigan, overcoat, and a backpack possibly containing an anvil, accosted us forcefully with champagne flute in hand to nearly yell for 10-12 minutes straight about Russians, cabinet heads that want to destroy their departments, Goldman Sachs, Exxon, the wall, book burning, impeachment, recusals, Jewish cemetery vandalism, teleprompter scripted calmness, possible alzheimer’s, and general viciousness. It was a Greatest Hits album minus the catchy hooks and clever phrasing – but with all the drums and guitar solos. (For you kids, an album was this flat wax disc that contained 9 songs you didn’t want and 1 song you did… oh never mind.) Just before he ignited into flames or triggered the heart attack which appeared to be imminent, we were mercifully interrupted and led away to look at OLEK’s pussy
art and Icy & Sot’s crocheted barbed wire fence piece.

Out on the streets of New York and elsewhere, artists are nearly yelling as well with their text based and figurative Street Art work. There appears to be no rest right now, and everyone is losing sleep or fighting or shaking their heads or “finding healthy strategies to achieve a sense balance” in a chaotic gritty abrasive beautiful city that somehow keeps racing forward no matter what the hell is going on.

City that never sleeps? We hear that.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring: Ann Lewis, Beast, BustArt, El Sol 25, Empty Boy, Epic Uno, Felipe Pantone, Icy & Sot, Jerk Face, King, Koralie Supakitch, Mikael Takacs, Nico Panda, OLEK, Sen2, Smells, Stinkfish, and UFO 907.

Top image: UFO907 . Smells (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist on the street. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sen2 at Trumpomania. Salomon Arts Tribeca. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Icy & Sot at Trumpomania. Salomon Arts Tribeca. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Olek at Trumpomania. Salomon Arts Tribeca. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mikael Takacs at Trumpomania. Salomon Arts Tribeca. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ann Lewis (photo © Jaime Rojo)

King (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Empty Boy . Stinkfish in Medellin, Colombia. (photo © Stinkfish)

Felipe Pantone (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nico Panda . Beast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BustArt. Basel, Switzerland. (photo © BustArt)

Jerk Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Koralie Supakitch (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Koralie Supakitch. Deatil. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Epic Uno (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Epic Uno (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Manhattan. March 2017. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.03.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.03.16



Heading into the 4th of July we reflect upon patriotism, our declaration of independence from England, and Britain’s new declaration of independence from the EU. Are there similarities?

Now, we’re all off the park for a barbecue! Where is the frisbee? Where are those hotdog buns?

And here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Agostino Iacurci, Alaniz, Aron Belka, Buttsup, Float Art, Gilf!, King, London Kaye, Pixel Pancho, QRST, Reed B More, Sipros, and WK Interact.

Our top image: London Kaye. Peace, please!! (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Agostino Iacurci (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Pixel Pancho. The Italian artist was in NYC early in June to participate in a group show and painted this mural in Chelsea in NYC. While the mural appears unfinished by the blotch of white paint on the bottom that is not the case. The artist’s completed piece was tagged and as per the artist’s request the gallery removed the tag with the white paint. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Float Art (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


WK Interact (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Reed B. More has been leaving these translucent pieces suspended about the fray. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Reed B. More (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Reed B. More tagging the sky. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Reed B. More (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sipros for the Buschwick Collective. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Gilf! did this piece to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando and debuted it in time for the LGBT Pride weekend in NYC. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Aron Belka did this portrait of jazz pianist and composer Allen Toussaint, who passed away last autumn, for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC in Little Italy/China Town. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Alaniz pointing in every direction at the abandoned NSA spy compound in Teufelsberg Hill in Berlin. Berlin, 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Buttsup (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


King (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. June 2016. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.25.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.25.14



We start this weeks collection of images from the street with a new piece in Bushwick by Joe Iurato, a New Jersey based Street Artist who also, as we learned via press release this week, has been selected to co-curate the newly announced Mana Museum of Urban Arts in Jersey City with another stencillist on the  street, Logan Hicks. Billed as the first museum of its kind, Director Eugene Lemay says it will be comprehensive and interactive and programming will begin as early as this September.

Mr. Lemay and co-founder Yigal Ozeri have expressed and demonstrated a sincere affinity and enthusiasm for the creative spirit since Mana Contemporary opened here in ’11 and this 100,000 square foot space represents just the audacity of hope that is demanded when building a stage for urban/street/graffiti art and its multitude of tributaries. New York and this entire scene is about 5-10 years overdue for this kind of bold development and we say, nevermind the armchair critics, let’s get going!

Here our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Art is Trash, Bast, Bio Tats Cru, Bishop203, Charlie Chaplin, Crash, Damien Mitchell, Dan Witz, Forest Ghost, Freddy Sam, Hiss, Hot Tea, Joe Iurato, King, Li-Hil, LMNOPI, Nick Walker, Olek, Paper Skaters, Shepard Fairey, Skount, Stinkfish, Tripel, and Zola.

Top Image >> Joe Iurato at The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Stinkfish (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Paper Skaters (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Li Hill (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Zola (photo © Jaime Rojo)


LMNOPI gives a shout out to Occupy Wall Street in this liberty lady (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Freddy Sam. in South Africa  (photo © Rorry Allen)

“Recently South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of freedom day commemorating the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.They were the first national elections in South Africa in which the franchise did not depend upon race.

My mural is of a photograph taken on this day in 1994.With a flock of birds flying through the middle representing freedom.Showing that to be free we need to work together, we need to live together.

Freedom is to be human. And to be human is to be connected.

My mural is not celebrating Freedom day but rather looking at what freedom really means and how far we really have come and how free we really are within South Africa and within a global context” ~ Freddy Sam


Damien Mitchell for The Bushwick Collective  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hot Tea. Well, actually, just the T. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Forest Ghost (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tripel (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dan Witz and Olek just unveiled a new collaboration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dan Witz (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Barcelona’s Francisco de Pajaro is a resourceful performance street artist who goes by the name of “Art is Trash” or “El Arte es Basura”. He recently did a number of on the street installations with the Dusty Rebel in tow. Check out his excellent photos of the experience here. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bishop203 bursts out of the wall in this new one with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bast is going over himself;, updating his original comment from Oh Snap! a few weeks ago to Oh Crap!.  Oh, word? (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Skount did this new piece in Leiden, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)


A new signpost piece by KING (photo © Jaime Rojo)


John CRASH Matos, BIO Tats Cru and Nick Walker on their second collaborative wall in the LES with an existing Shepard Fairey in the upper right corner. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. China Town, NYC. May 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)



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Images of Week 12.13.09

Our weekly interview with the streets.

Faile Christmas. The Faile Collective found their stolen Prayer Wheel painted white and now re-painted for Christmas
It’s a Faile Christmas. The Faile Collective found their stolen Prayer Wheel, painted it white, and now re-painted it for Christmas (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

I’lllllllllll be Faile for Christmas, you can count on meeeeeeeeee (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Good advice when I think about some parts of 2009 (Faile) (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Stunning knife painting from King (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Invader and Stickman.
“Yow-sah! Did you see those furry boots on her?”   “I know! …But are you sure those were boots?”   (Invader and Stikman)  (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

BSPEK. An old favorite
BSPEK shout out to the EMS volunteers saving people from high-cholesterol meals! (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Cesc. Gats.
Cesc, Gats (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

MOMO on the Rise (r)  (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose
Drat!  I got a splinter in my thumb. (Red Nose) (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Blue Nixon
Blue Nixon (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Revs Up
Yo! Revs Up son? (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Over Under
Oh, I don’t know, Doc,  I just can’t concentrate. It’s like all my thoughts go straight and then turn at sharp angels and radiate — I don’t know, it’s hard to describe. (Over Under) (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Santa lost Rudolph. By Boat if needed be
Santa is getting some R&R in more tropical waters (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Red Cross Red Nose
Red Cross Red Nose (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

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