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BSA’s 10 Top Pieces on The Streets 2019: A “Social” Survey

BSA’s 10 Top Pieces on The Streets 2019: A “Social” Survey

The moment you think you understand the street is the moment you begin to lose touch. Behavior on social media is also about as reliable as your Uncle Oscar after he’s had a few too many frosted rum balls and rosy red holiday cocktails. First, he’s twirling Aunt Marge to the Beatles on the living room rug, next thing he’s headbanging with your cousin Teddy to Bon Jovi on the back porch – and later you regrettably see him getting his freak on with a Missy Elliott classic as he waits his turn at the pool table in the basement.

So we rely on the numbers to tell us what is popular with our readers, and not surprisingly, you like everything! Little tiny stickers, massive murals, 3-D sculptural elements, even Lizzo running for president. These are the top ten pieces that got retweeted, shared on Instagram, commented about on Facebook and read about on the site. It’s not scientific, and it’s skewed through the lens of BSA’s POV, but these hottest pieces are still an indicator of the sentiments and tastes of fans on social; sophisticated, insightful, critical, dark mooded, conscious and funny AF. You’re just our type!

10. LMNOPI

LMNOPI. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

November was “Native American Heritage Month” in the US and has been since 1990 and ironically the growing right-wing extremism of the intervening decades appears to have further erased our collective knowledge of native peoples – so it’s the perfect time to find this new campaign of local natives on the streets of New York by Street Artist LMNOPI.

9. Abe Lincoln Jr. & Maia Lorian. A Presidential Parody

Abe Lincoln Jr. and Maia Lorian (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The public takeover of ‘street furniture’ and advertising kiosks continues as artists demand back the mindspace and public space that is sold or given to corporate advertisers or propagandizers. This duo brings complementary skills to the old phone booths with their own brand of political satire.

8. Okuda & Bordalo II Collaboration in Madrid.

Okusa San Miguel and Bordallo II (photo @ Jaime Rojo)

This Frankenstein duet on the streets of Madrid caught our eye this spring and you liked it too. By Spain’s Okuda and Portugal’s Bordalo II. Madrid, March 2019.

7. Oak Oak in Bayonne, France.

Oak Oak (photo @ Jaime Rojo)

A small stencil in Bayonne, France from Oak Oak resonates in its cheerful satire of pompous crass man-boys with bombs.

6 Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals /Street Art For Mankind

Lula Goce for NRNY Artsy Murals / Street Art For Mankind. New Rochelle, NY. November 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Swan and the falcon depicted on the mural are actual residents of New Rochelle. They came and liked what they saw and decided to stay and raise their families there. A fitting real story as New Rochelle is a town where immigrants are welcomed and are an important part of the community.

5. I Heart Graffiti “Lizzo for President”

I Heart Graffiti. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A campaign for singer/songwriter/ rapper Lizzo capitalized on the stars meteoric rise in 2019 to the top of many charts. Considering the number of Democratic challengers on the debate stages this summer and fall, it seemed plausible that she was actually running. If she promised Americans to help the poor and working-class yet assured her corporate donors to screw them once in office, she could get elected too.

4. Judith Supine’s Luxury Cowboy/girl Ad Take Over

Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The brilliant collage surrealist Judith Supine was back with a new lasso this year, skillfully misleading audiences on the street with his free associations equating luxury fashion brands and 20th-century cancer product advertising. It’s a match made in Hell!. Welcome!

3 Nafir at Urban Spree in Berlin

Nafir (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Iranian Street Arist Nafir left this Instagram alienation indictment hanging in a hidden spot at Berlin’s Urban Spree playground this year, and for some reason, it struck a chord with many.

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2. “Outings Project” for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin

“The Outings Project” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

It began as a way of bringing fine art pieces from inside the museum to the Street, and “The Outings Project” has brought hundreds of artworks out into the daylight this way for a decade or so, thanks to French artist Julien de Casabianca. These particular dark angels have been cast out of heaven and are just about to hit the ground across the street from Urban Nation Museum, Berlin.

1. Sara Lynne-Leo struck a chord with her pain commentary on the streets of NYC

Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A relative newcomer to the streets in New York, Sara Lynne-Leo keeps her small scale pieces well-placed, if your eyes are open. A comedian and social observer, her character’s pains and insecurities are played out in magnified emotional tableaus that quickly capture the severity and make light of it at the same time. This one must have really captured the zeitgeist of a troubled time across modern societies, where one pretends a wound is made bearable with an optimistic sunny perspective, even if the situation may be life-threatening.

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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.24.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.24.19

What is more consequential to you today as we head into Thanksgiving week?  Social justice? Economic justice? Environmental justice? If we’re looking at Street Artists who are making new stuff for the passerby these days, it looks like themes nature and animals and endangered humans pop up a lot.

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, according to a report cited in The Gaurdian this week. Great job, people! If the steady build-up of environmental themes in Street Art is an indicator, we know that killing off the worlds’ animal species will kill us off too.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week from Berlin, and this time featuring AJ LaVilla, Bisco Smith, Blek le Rat, Damon, Tito Ferrara, Key Detail, Lee Quinones, Surface of Beauty, Jeremy Novy, 7DC and LMNOPI.

Tito Ferrara for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Key Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lee Quinones. Lion’s Den Mural, 2018 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Blek le Rat (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bisco Smith (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We can’t read this piece on a Berlin train…can you? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damon for 212 Arts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeremy NOVY (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Surface of Beauty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AJ Lavilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist(s) in Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Magnet wall in Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
7DC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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LMNOPI, Native Peoples, Climate Change, and NYC Streets

LMNOPI, Native Peoples, Climate Change, and NYC Streets

November has been “Native American Heritage Month” since 1990 and ironically the growing right-wing extremism of the intervening decades appears to have further erased our collective knowledge of native peoples – so it’s the perfect time to find this new campaign on the streets of New York by Street Artist LMNOPI.

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A self-started campaign similar to many done by the artist in the last decade, this one is more closely in alignment with the rights of indigenous people. These new wheat-pasted works are in Manhattan and Brooklyn – the large ones hand-made and one of a kind, the smaller ones mostly silkscreen prints.

On a Bushwick door you’ll encounter a member of Dongria Kondh, an Indigenous tribe that lives in the Nayamgiri mountains of eastern India, the artist tells us.

“They’ve been living on that mountain since the beginning of time as far as they know and in fact believe the mountain is God and it gave birth to them, millenniums ago. They are still living a simple sustenance lifestyle gathering food and medicine from the forest. Making their shelters from the forest. They have fiercely resisted a corporation called Vedanta who wishes to mine their mountain for Bauxite; to make aluminum.”

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nakoa Wolf Momoa is the image of the young fella making a hand signal – which is actually a symbol of Mauna Kea, a sacred site for the Kanaka ‘Oiwi (Native Hawaiian). Multinationals have disregarded the Mauna Kea and have built telescopes on their native lands and are now laying plans to build a large one there.

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Building this telescope would violate ‘free, prior and informed consent’,” says the Street Artist, “as laid out by the United Nations in regard to Indigenous Communities worldwide.”

“There has been an encampment; a blockade of the road that leads to the summit for many months now.”

In one sense of modern New York movie/rap-lyric lore, you assume that Brooklyn is soaked with blood. Truthfully, the origins of the borough is less about mobsters and more about invasion. most people don’t talk about the native peoples who first lived here, like this portrait framed inside a bricked window in Bushwick.  

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“He’s a reminder to all who pass here that the land here was stolen from the original inhabitants,” says the artist. In fact it was the Lenape people who lived in the area known as the Canarsee. Lenapehoking was the name of the entire region in and around NYC before the Dutch colonized it (ed. note: I write this as I sit in Amsterdam).  

LMNOPI tells us,“Many of the main roads that exist now, like Bushwick Avenue, for example, were built on top of Native trails. It’s good to acknowledge these things and to think about them as we go about our days.”

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI says there are 228 stickers made to highlight the plight of immigrant kids at the border at the hands of US officials. LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Finally we have Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who has received so much international attention in the last year or so. “She has managed to mobilize literally millions of youth and adults worldwide to demand action on the climate crisis,” says th artist. “She represents a marginalized community of people on the spectrum of autism. She calls it her ‘super power’.” 

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.05.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.05.19

The eyes have it.

Have you noticed the number of faces and eyes that are pasted, painted, drawn on the Streets right now? Maybe they are an indicator that many more of us are truly paying attention and that we see how close the danger is, even if we don’t know exactly what to do.

The first step of course, is to pay attention. Turning off the corporate controlled media helps.

What do you see?

So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring Arkane, CP Won, Dylan Egon, Eyebrows, Greta Thunberg, Himbad, Hiss, Little Rickey, LMNOPI, Lungebox, SacSix, Sara Lynne Leo, Soten, The Postman Art, and Who is Dirk.

Top image: Little Ricky imagines three icons through the eyes of a ewe – Madonna, George Washington, and John Lennon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Arkane (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Arkane (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Soten (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CP Won. Portrait of a friend and Brooklyn resident. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CP Won. Portrait of a friend and Brooklyn resident. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CP Won. Portrait of George C. Parker. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SacSix (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Postman Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Still Life with Lungebox. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Who Is Dirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Who Is Dirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Himbad (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dylan Egon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eyebrows (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Perseus with Medusa’s head. Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC. May 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.14.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.14.19

Thanks for stopping by to survey with us some of the most arresting new images we found in the last days of art and artists making work in the public sphere – this weekly mainly NYC.

So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring Captain Eyeliner, CIty Kitty, De Lys, Hiss, LMNOPI, Lunge Box, ESPO, Street Beans, Vizie, and #HighLinerResist.

De Lys LA. FYI This is an actual photo printed on metal. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve ESPO Powers. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve ESPO Powers. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve ESPO Powers. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve ESPO Powers. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Steve ESPO Powers. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiss and misfits… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified philosopher. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#HighLinerResist: Unidentified artist with an identified person of interest. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty always on point… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This is the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Here he still shines like the sun. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vizie at work (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vizie (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vizie (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vizie (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Street Beans (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. NYC Subway. Manhattan, NYC. May 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.17.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.17.19

New York kicked Bezos out on his keester this week on Valentines Day – although Amazon will depict their withdrawal as a breakup with NYC. You should never feel bad about leaving an abusive relationship. Truth is Amazon’s sweet deal scenario was to twist both the city’s arms behind it’s back and extort $1.5 billion to $3.4 billion in tax breaks and concessions. Gurl, this kind of gun-to-the-head corporate hostage taking has got to stop. How about if Amazon just pays its fair share of taxes first?

Meanwhile the art on the streets that we keep finding in NYC tells us that a lot of people are in love, in lust, or looking for some sort of tenderness. Call it early spring fever but the feels are out there in some of these new pieces this week.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring #Dysturb, Adam Fujita, Bunny M, Dead Bradshaw, Jax and Dean, Kai, LMNOPI, Mr. Djaul, Pers Anders-Petterson, Pop Artoons, Rime MSK, The Hypsit, Theodoru, Vitruvian Truth, and Vondom Labs.

Top image: KAI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jax And Dean (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This bike is being repurposed as an interactive sculpture. Let’s see if anyone adds art, or if anyone steals the wheel. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Hypist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Hypist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rime MSK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pop Artoons (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Theodoru (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dream Ooey, gooey, chewy dreams. Vitruvian Truth (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr DJaul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lessons in good communications in the bedroom. Please take note. Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu x Surface of Beauty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu x Surface of Beauty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No chomp chomp chomp. Vondom Labs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dean Bradshaw for Dysturb (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dysturb is a collective of photojournalists, writers and artists formed in 2014 to promote their own work and to highlight contemporary global issues around the world such as women’s rights, the environment, equality etc… A lofty endeavor with its heart in the right place which we support wholeheartedly. The group brought their new campaign to the streets of NYC this week. The issue this time is female genital mutilation.

The group uses the streets as their vessel to disseminate the information and to create awareness but in the process they ignore a basic tenet of the rules of the street: Respect the art that already exists on the walls. We spotted a couple of their billboard sized prints wheat pasted on top of long running murals by respected artists like Iranian brothers Icy & Sot, shown above and American/Berlinian painter James Bullough below. These are rather careless placements from visitors who don’t respect the local culture – especially in a city that has so many construction sites with plenty of available empty plywood walls. We’re sure you are all fabulous, but you are not the only ones.

Dean Bradshaw for Dysturb (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Per Anders-Pettersson for Dysturb (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Flatiron Building, Manhattan. February 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.20.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.20.19

Brexit deadlock is like a thorn in the side of the UK people this week, Trump is shutting down the US government partially here for almost a month (to celebrate 2 years in the White House?), the ‘Yellow Vests’ are striking through France for the 10th weekend, its going to get very cold tonight in New York, and your cousin Marlene is back from the local Women’s March with fire in her eyes and hope in her heart. As usual, the streets are alive with Street Art and graffiti, and we’re bringing it to you.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring 2501, Add Fuel, BirdCap, BustArt, C3, City Kitty, Cranio, Duster, Edu Danesi, Fafi, Frances Forever, Jaeryaime, Kram, LMNOPI, Mark Jenkins, Neon Savage, Os Boys, Pez, Rx Skulls, Sickid, Tatiana Fazlalizadeh, UFO 907, and Zaira Noir .

Jaeryaime in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UFO 907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A Mark Jenkins installation in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A Mark Jenkins installation in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never 2501 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never 2501 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never 2501 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Edu Danesi. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Os Boys (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI x City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neon Savage x City Kitty x C3 x Rx Skulls (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fafi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bird Cap. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Add Fuel. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pez x BustArt x Kram x Zaira Noir. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cranio. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hand painted sign at the NYCLT for #expandtheloftlaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sickid with Frances Forever on the right and Tatiana Fazlalizadeh on the left. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Wynwood, Miami. December 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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LMNOPI Takes On The Manufactured “Border Crisis”

LMNOPI Takes On The Manufactured “Border Crisis”

Street Art often reflects the people who live in a city; its’ interests, values, aspirations, ongoing debates, sentiments. With the resident of the White House in a sustained attack mode toward the poor and the brown skinned among us – the least empowered people in modern America – it’s a foregone conclusion that Street Artists are going to answer back in this city that is long celebrated as the capital of the “great American melting pot” of immigrants.

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

If our country is in a crisis – and by many accounts it is – it certainly isn’t due to the immigrants and the asylum seekers. You might want to look above on the power pyramid, instead of below.

Street Artist LMNOPI has rendered the human story behind the rhetoric on New York streets for most of the 2010’s – gradually evolving her style and acuity for nuance. Here are examples from a more recent campaign that brings us face to face with the people whom the misled poor are being hoodwinked into blaming for their misfortune.

In these small hand-colored drawings she captures the faces of those who are knocking at our door asking for help. Granted, LMNOPI is partial to the story, but do these folks look like the cause of the problems we are facing as a society?

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.19.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.19.18

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Aretha Franklin’s voice was on many radios and car stereos in Brooklyn yesterday. You could hear her riding on the Freeway of Love from a passing delivery van on Flushing Avenue, rocking steady at a barbecue in Marcy Projects, saying a little prayer for you out through someones’ open window in leafy Fort Greene.

There was other music on the street to be heard, sure, – it was a sunny summer day in BK, ya’ll. But Aretha kept appearing, and reappearing, taking us to church, and sometimes bringing us to tears. Her impact on the streets was felt because of her indomitable, soaring and searing voice giving voice to women of color and because of her respected work in civil rights dating back to Martin Luther King Jr. – at times when being proud to be black was a radical act all by itself.

May Aretha’s voice never leave our streets because even though many changes did come, many of us still believe real change is still gonna come. The Queen of Soul is gone, but her soul lives on!

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Alien Mail, Captain Eyeliner, El Cekis, Ghost Beard, LMNOPI, MenaceTwo, Mr. Dis-Satisfied, Osiris Rain, Patch Whisky, Reza Piece, Sipros, Stray Ones, and Trap.

Our top image: Aretha Franklin RESPECT  1942 – 2018 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MenaceTwo – Reza Piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Alien Mail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

TRAP (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Cekis in collab with Grasosobremargo for The Bushwick Collective. Detail of a work in progress. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stray Ones (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sipros for The Buschiwck Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Osiris Rain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Patch Whisky . Ghost Beard for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Captian Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Dis-Satisfied (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Subway buskers. NYC. August 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.29.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.29.18

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Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring 1UP Crew, Amanda Browder, Antennae, City Kitty, Dirt Worship, Dragon76, Jason Naylor, LMNOPI, London Kaye, Makatron, Sheyro, The Yok, and Trap.

Amanda Browder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Amanda Browder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

1UP Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Antennae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Trap (photo © Jaime Rojo)

London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentied artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Makatron for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Yok & Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dirt Worship (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. July 2018 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.15.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.15.18

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New York, New York, in the thick of summer. The heat is heavy with humidity, smells of hotdogs, marijuana, perfume, piss. The flat screen sunglasses now on every sweet face hide the glances and stares of the voracious, the vacuous, the visionary, the vexed, and those voluntarily enraptured by romance.  Again we take refuge under a tree, on a bench, in the grass with our dog, in the frozen food section with our kids, on the sunbaked and garbage strewn sand in Coney Island, on the fire escape with our swollen-lipped and rosy cheeked lover. And everywhere is art and architecture and stoop sales and thumping music and jackhammers and the swooping yell of “gooooooooaaaaaaaalllll!” from a nearby sports bar during this month of the World Cup.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Alex Proba, Arkane, Blanco, City Kitty, David Hollier, Invader, Irak, Jason Naylor, LMNOPI, Mowcka, Phoebe New York, Renee Caoulette, Rubin 415, Staino, and Stikman.

Top image: The surrealist view from Renee Caoulette (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Phoebe New York (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Blanco (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Arkane (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin 415 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin 415 (photo © Jaime Rojo

Alex Proba (photo © Jaime Rojo)

David Hollier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)

NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A new advertising campaign uses images of local people to humanize itself. Citizens Of The Bowery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Irak (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Please help us to ID this artist(s) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mowcka and her friend are having a good hair day… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Be Who You Are…amen… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Staino (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With the inauguration of the very successful Domino Park in Williamsburg and some of the scaffolding now down some hidden parts of the East River are coming to view again…  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Grand Central Station. Manhattan, NYC. July 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.08.18 Selections From Welling Court 2018

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.08.18 Selections From Welling Court 2018

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“Anxiety is normal in an unjust society” says the new piece by Disordered in Welling Court, Queens, a working class neighborhood of New York where the latest Ad Hoc mural party was held a couple of weekends ago under the direction of Garrison Buxton. He started this festival with his former partner Alison Buxton nine years ago to create community here with a number of artists from across the graffiti/Street Art spectrum, and it has always been a great day to see families and kids interacting with artists on the street.

Anxiety rings true when the giveaways to business interests for nearly four decades under both dominant parties have gradually placed folks like these in this neighborhood constantly in fear of missing the rent, the grocery bill, the car payment, the cost of providing for their kids.

Some companies adore this dynamic exactly the way it is because when you are always feeling anxiety about losing your job and worried about paying the bills you won’t speak up to notify anyone when your boss is dumping poison in the river or placing his hand upon your seat. Imagine working so hard and getting paid so little that you are still relying on public assistance, as Walmart is known for now. Anxiety is normal for many today, and it is reflected in the art on the streets as well.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Cern, Caleb Neelon, Col Wallnuts, Damien Mitchell, Daze, Disordered, FKDL, Hellbent, JCBK, Joe Iurato, John Fekner, Lena McCarthy, LMNOPI, Maria Wore, Michel Velt, Never, NYC Hooker, Praxis, Queen Andrea, Robots Will Kill, Rubin415, Seeone, and Toofly.

Top image: Joe Iurato . Rubin 415. Welling Court 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

John Fekner. Don Leicht.  Welling Court 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Disordered. Welling Court 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michel Velt. Welling Court 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Queen Andrea. Welling Court 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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