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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.15.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.15.20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Only two weeks ago we were making jokes here about the NYC plastic bag ban and Coronavirus. Now the city, state, and federal government are in official states of emergency. What will this city look like in another two weeks?

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring City Kitty, Erdogan Terrorist, Lego Party, Little Lucky, LMNOPI, Lunge Box, Messy Fart, Neon Savage, Sara Lynne Leo, The Mushroom, and Urbanimal.

Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Urbanimal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Urbanimal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Lucky in Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty, Neon Savage, Urban Ninja, Hello, The Mushroom (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Love in Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sacasso (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. The caption reads: “AMERICA – A COUNTRY THAT HAS LEAPT FROM BARBARISM TO DECADENCE WITHOUT TOUCHING CIVILISATION” John O’Hara. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Messy Fart (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lego Party Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Dude Asks Girl ; Street Art Plays “Cupid”

Street Art that is Highly Personal and Public

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Video still from “Proposal” by Aaron Vanden

Graffiti and Street Artists have been employing the public space to communicate for a few generations, and every day we are seeing examples that the new generation is determined to take it in new directions. Here’s a dude who took his message to the street to win the heart of his girl. Brooklyn-Street-Art-2-Aaron-Tamara-Proposal-Feb-2011

Video still from “Proposal” by Aaron Vanden

While there are a number of interesting aspects about this approach you can observe, one is the idea taken from graffiti culture where the message is directed at a specific audience. While graff writers have used the street to speak in a coded way directly to their peers, (or like 70s train writer Lee Quinones, his mom) this Street Artist makes a succession of art pieces placed along a frigid winter path that speak to the object of his affection. Like graff writers, the pieces use symbolism specific to his personal story and of relevance to his intended audience.

With best wishes to Aaron and Tamara.

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Aaron’s thanks to: Simon Stutts (simonsayscreative.com), Nic Trent (nictrent.com), Ty Bishop, Jane Sheldon (janesheldon.net), Monica Stringer

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