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Luna Park and Laser Burners Exhibition: “Mr. Boy” (Brooklyn, NY)

We’re pleased to invite you to Mr. Boy, a collaborative art show of small works.
100 one-of-a-kind square tiles that show the world as we see it.
Cheap drinks, hot beats, affordable art, what’s not to like?

Mr. Boy: Small Works by Laser Burners & Luna Park
Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:00pm-late
Tender Trap
245 South First Street
Btw Roebling & Havemeyer
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Come through!

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Won and Secr Photographed by Luna Park

Won and Secr Photographed by Luna Park

We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.

Our fourth entry comes from the ever-present effervescent New York based photographer Luna Park. Luna offers this photo as one of her favorites from this year because it presents a departure from the standard fare that she regularly records and documents in the graffiti and Street Art scene: a hybrid. For a scene that can be  prideful of often taking a rebellious stance, there can be more stylistic rigidity and repetition than one might expect. In this photo captured in The Bronx, NYC, Luna sees artists who are daring to re-create and challenge the genre with a spirit of experimentation.

“This enormous, illegal track side piece by Won and Secr (both RA crew) in the Bronx blew me away because it was the first so-called ‘hybrid’ piece I ever saw in person,” explains Luna as she talks about her reaction to finding it.  “It isn’t very often that one witnesses innovation in graffiti, but this part-extinguisher/part-burner gets high marks for being original,” says Park.

Won and Secr. RA Crew. (photo © Luna Park)

Visit Luna Park’s Flickr page for more photos of her work here.

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Check out the BSA Images of 2012 video here.

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Young New York: Silent Art Auction and Fundraiser at White Box Gallery (Manhattan, NYC)

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SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
We are pleased to announce Young New York: A Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser, Tuesday May 29, 2012 at White Box in the Lower East Side.  This one night event will benefit Young New York (YNY), an art focused social justice program working with 16 and 17 year olds who, legally classified as adults, have been thrown into New York State’s adult criminal justice system.
The funds from the silent auction will help build the first stage of the program – a series of cutting edge creative workshops with fifteen young New Yorkers. The young New Yorkers will work closely with a team of successful artists, designers, teachers and social workers to responsibly and creatively develop their message around their own experiences with, and hopes for, the treatment of youth in New York State’s criminal justice system.
The evening will feature the works of Steven Holl and Steve Powers ESPO along with many other established and emerging international artists whose work touches on the realm of the social in urban space, thereby creating a dialogue with the work being developed in the YNY workshops.
The space for the event has been provided by White Box, food provided by Maimonide of Brooklyn, and drinks provided by Bomb Lager.  Additional support has also been provided by Loci Architecture and gopro.
Young New York is supported by the Goodman Fellowship at Columbia University and Brooklyn Defender Services.
For more information visit http://youngnewyorkers.org/
YNY SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Featuring Artists: Steven Holl, Steve Powers ESPO, NohjColey, Joe Iurato, Miguel Ovalle, Overunder, Gaia, Rodolfo Diaz, Marissa Paternoster, Ian Kuali’i, LNY, Blackmath, Doodles, Feral Child, Cake,ND’A, QRST, Sean 9 Lugo, Radical!, C215 from the Vandalog collection, Gilf, Beau Stanton, Rachel Hays, SUE works, Clown Soldier, Jill Cohen, Yulia Pinkusevich, Alyse Dunn, NEVER, Shane Nash, Jesse Hazelip, Sheryo,the YOK, ASVP, Labrona,Then One,Tom Smith, Day Le, Danielle Riechers,  Jon Burgerman, Darnell Scott, Nathan Pickett, Joseph Grazi, John Breiner, Anne Grauso, SMURFO, Beau Stanton, Jamie Bruno, Luna Park, Sam Dylan Gordon, Fay Ku, Michael Bilsborough, NANOOK, Felipe Baeza, Sam Fleichner and more!
Curated by Natalie Trainor & LNY
Auction & Reception: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6-10 PM
Auction called at 9 PM
At White Box, 329 Broome Street NY, NY
Supporter Tickets: $50.00
General Admission: $25.00
Purchase Tickets here: youngnewyork.eventbrite.com/
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BSA Holiday Giveaway for 2011 : Books, Print, Posters, Buttons, Zines

Dear BSA Readers: We’ve invited seven artists to participate in this year’s “Twelve Wishes for 2012”. That leaves 5 empty spots.  Now we would like to invite five BSA family like you to be a part of it — and win extravagant prizes for your efforts:

All you need to do is send ONE wish and ONE picture or image file to 12for12@BrooklynStreetArt.com no later than midnight EST December 9 and we’ll pick the 5 winners. Read the rules at the bottom of this posting.

PRIZE Descriptions

PRIZES

THE DEEEELUXE PLATINUM BUCKET: This prize will go to the first submission we pick. In addition to being featured on BSA “Twelve Wishes for 2012” this lucky reader will also get:

A copy of “Eloquent Vandals”, by Marte Jølbo and Martyn Reed.
Your very own “Ca$h for Your Warhol” sign, by Street Artist Hargo
The Pantheon Prize Pack, by Street Artists infinity and Adam Void
The GRAFFITI & STREET ART Feral Diagram Poster

THE GOLD PLATED BUCKET: This prize will go to the 2nd submission we pick. In addition to being featured on BSA “Twelve Wishes for 2012” this lucky reader will also get:

A copy of “Walls & Frames :Fine Art from the Streets,” by Maximiliano Ruiz
“Rocket Pop Boy”, a silk screen print by Snyder & Gregory Siff (of an edition of 21)
The Pantheon Prize Pack, by Street Artists infinity and Adam Void
The GRAFFITI & STREET ART Feral Diagram Poster

THE SILVER PLATED BUCKET: This prize will go to the next TWO submissions we pick. In addition to being featured on BSA “Twelve Wishes for 2012” these lucky readers will also get:

A copy of “Walls & Frames :Fine Art from the Streets,” by Maximiliano Ruiz
A copy of “PANTHEON:A History of Art From the Streets of NYC”  by Daniel Feral and Joyce Manalo
The Pantheon Prize Pack, by Street Artists infinity and Adam Void
The GRAFFITI & STREET ART Feral Diagram Poster

THE BRONZE PLATED BUCKET: This prize will go to the final submission we pick. In addition to being featured on BSA “Twelve Wishes for 2012” this lucky reader will also get:

A copy of “Street Art New York,” by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo
The Pantheon Prize Pack, by Street Artists infinity and Adam Void
The GRAFFITI & STREET ART Feral Diagram Poster

RULES: You must write a wish for 2012 that you wish for yourself or others; extra points for personal and respectful. Image can be anything BUT you must hold the copyrights to publish the image. Image must be at least 740 wide, and can be in .jpg, .tif, .png, or similar format.  Submissions must be received no later than December 9, 2011. Please include your postal address to receive the prizes, and the name you would like us to be published as. Final selections are made by the editors and buckets are not included. We can’t wait to hear from you!!!

5 Examples from previous participants; Martha Cooper, Broken Crow, Jef Aerosol, Hellbent, Cake

SHOUT OUTs: Maximiliano Ruiz, Daniel Feral, Joyce Manolo, Adam Void, Snyder, Gregory Siff, Geoff Hargadon, Marte Jølbo and Martyn Reed. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Mighty Tanaka Gallery Presents: Robots Will Kill & Friends. A Group Show (Brooklyn, NY)

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The upcoming show at Mighty Tanaka entitled “Robots Will Kill and Friends” brings together a collection of artists who have collaborated, shown, worked etc directly with the members of RWK. The show also marks the second anniversary for Mighty Tanaka. The show brings together a eclectic group artists, not just street artists and graffiti artists.

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Fun Friday 03.04.11

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Armory Madness This Weekend

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Light graffiti artist Vicki DaSilva blesses the art proceedings with Tiger Blood, an homage to someone famous allegedly. (photo courtesy the artist)

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Check out BSA’s Armory Picks http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=18835

Jose Parla at The Standard Unveils New Book

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You are invited to The Top of The Standard (442 West 13th Street), this Saturday, March 5th, where José Parlá will be signing his new monograph from 6 PM to 9 PM. This event is open to the public.

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Junkerade, a London collective on Flickr, has posted images of a new campaign accusing Red Bulls’ new site that uses Google’s “Street View” technology of hijacking street art culture. With some simple handwritten posters they have begun a visual street backlash to encourage other discontents to mess with the messaging, including the posted piece above.

According to Junkerade, “Red Bull want to use it to flog their products without asking … to make them seem down and edgy. Let ’em know what you think, let them know they have no right to take our culture and try and sell it back to us in the form of a sugary drink”.  It’s hard to predict how this will go down, but other Iphone and Android apps introduced over the last couple of years have struggled to populate their databases with relevant, accurate, good quality images and contributors.  In a sweeping commercial gesture like this toward what many see as a grassroots movement, it is easy to question the company’s motives.  Social media has a way of determining the rendering a decision, and so does the street.

And Now Some Levity with Devo and a Singing Unicorn!

And an ad for gum at the end that has nothing to do with us.

Luna Park Talks Monday

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Portrait of Luna Park by Sam Horine (photo © Sam Horine)

Comrade Luna Park charges through the streets camera in hand with panther-like determination and captures the wild (and wildstyle) on the urban safari. Monday you can get a chance to see her images and listen to her talk about her adventures in photography – or as she tells us,

“I’ll be telling the unlikely story of how a thirtysomething librarian fell into street art and became hopelessly addicted to graffiti along the way.”

The New York Public Library Presents:
“Eye on the Wall: Observations on Street Art,”
with Luna Park.
Monday, March 07 @ 6:30 pm

Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122
(212) 340-0863

Pantheon Show: The Stanley Cup is Still Missing!

An ongoing multi-chapter collaborative art project by John Fekner and Don Leicht, The Stanley Cup

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BSA has just learned that possibly the contents of John Fekner & Don Leicht’s Stanley Cup will be revealed at Pantheon.

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John Fekner and Don Leicht “Stanley Cup” (Image © courtesy of the artists)

“Street art is the fastest visual conductor out there. It compels people to think and question, react and connect, not just to the artist’s work but with the real issues that we battle each and every day. I believe for art to succeed it’s all about the experience and not about the possession. Art in the streets is an immediate communicator. It beats out advertising, text-based social media and even video. In this type of window presentation we are reducing the value of an art object to that of a shared visual experience for the general public and passerby without an admission fee.

The Donnell library was always known as the art library in the city. For the artists to respond to ‘a sense of place’ is like a location shot in a movie; you attempt to transcend that specific space to become something bigger than it originally was.

Street projects such as the upcoming Pantheon installation allow artists to modify, update and change their work to reflect what is happening in the real world. Try putting up a different painting in a gallery or museum exhibition. It’s not going to happen”.

~ John Fekner

PLEASE DONATE to the Pantheon Kick Starter campaign:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1959564116/pantheon-a-history-of-art-from-the-streets-of-nyc

To read more about Pantheon go to their web site and click on the link below:

http://www.pantheonnyc.com/

http://www.johnfekner.com/

Grafiteiro Enivo from Brazil by Parede Viva

Faith 47 – From South Africa

“It’s really a new art movement that a lot of people can’t quite get their head around,” says Faith47.

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Or, “it’s humorous and benign when white men do drugs”.

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The New York Public Library Presents: “Eye on the Wall: Observations on Street Art,” with Luna Park (Manhattan, NY)

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An unruly stepchild of the graffiti era, street art is a global art movement well into its third decade and still going strong.  While graffiti is traditionally limited to the aerosol arts, street art knows no such boundaries.  Street artists make full use of traditional as well as digital media and are equally as likely to be self-taught as classically trained artists.

Regardless of its origins, all street art is united in the fight against time, the elements, property owners and the general public, all forces which conspire to varying degrees towards eradicating it.  Street art, therefore, is an ephemeral art form, largely unseen outside the circle of practitioners and followers.  Is it any wonder that it goes unnoticed, being but one component in an increasingly oversaturated, urban landscape?

Join street art photographer Luna Park for a slideshow and discussion of works by some of the most talented artists working the streets.

Mid-Manhattan Library

455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122
(212) 340-0863

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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C215: Show Pics of “Community Service”

Stencil Street Artist Hits Both Floors of Parisian Gallery

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Last minute touches at “Community Service”. (photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy the gallery)

Last Friday C215 played host at Galerie Itinerrance as he debuted many new pieces across various surfaces using the stencil technique he is known for. His addition of color variations over the last year or so has opened a door into more possibilities for dimension and emotion in his portraits. Fans of the monochromatic style he established his name with were pleased to see the black/grey/white stencils also continue to capture his interest.

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C215 Photo Courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

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C215 Photo Courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

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C215 Photo Courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

The show is accompanying the release of a book of the same name “Community Service”, featuring photography by 12 artists behind the camera, an interview with Steven P. Harrington of Brooklyn Street Art (who also wrote the introduction), and a preface by Marc and Sara Schiller with Thierry Froger.  More on the book and show HERE.

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C215 and “Community Service”

New Show and Book Recognize the Impact of the Global Street Stencil Artist

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Photo © Jaime Rojo

In a very short time C215 has become an important phenomenon in street art around the world. BSA has been among the crowd who have been moved by the feelings that arise with a sudden encounter of his work on the street. What gives his stencil work resonance is the light that emanates from within the people he selects from whatever neighborhood he is in. Paolo M., a photographer who goes by the moniker Unusual Image and is featured in the new collection, remarks on C215’s people, “I think that there is a kind of sense of humanity that illuminates them.” It’s an uncanny ability to summon the spirit of a subject through his deft cutting of stencils, but it’s what he does with regularity.

Further distinguishing the work is the level of detail in these hand-cut pieces, incrementally setting a new standard for stencils and portraiture. Says VitoStreet, another featured photographer who has shot numerous of the pieces in the street, “The most amazing things such as feathers, fur, beard, hair are reproduced brilliantly.” Collectively the steady development of the body of work is blurring the line between fine art and street art.

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C215 by photographer RomanyWG

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This Friday in Paris C215 is debuting a new show of studio work on both floors of  Galerie Itinerrance.

C215, “Community Service”
Paper Back / 132 pages / 22 x 22 cm
Critères Editions
Cover by RomanyWG
Available in bookstores in January 2011
A favorite of Street Art photographers around the world, C215 pays tribute to a dozen of them in this collection, which features Vitostreet (FR), Chrixcel (FR), RomanyWG (GBR), Luna Park
(US), Jaime Rojo (US), Lois Stavsky (US), Jessica Stewart (IT), Vinny Cornelli (US),
Elodie Wilhem (CHE), Lionel Belluteau (FR), Unusualimage (GBR), Gregory J. Smith
(BR).
Community Service is introduced by Steven P. Harrington from Brooklyn Street Art, with a preface by
Marc & Sara Schiller from Wooster Collective and Thierry Froger, collector.
The book also features an interview with the artist by Harrington.
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Stencils of the Week 09.18.10

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We’re moving the Stencil Top 5 to Saturdays, hooray!

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This one of a kind stencil by Penny called “Lexine” is a 7-layer hand cut piece on a steel bolt plate. (photo courtesy Stencil History X)

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Image of Kngee © Luna Park courtesy of Stencil History X.

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Very appropriate placement for this Ender piece in France, “Madone (Mariolle) à l’enfant”. (photo courtesy Stencil History X)

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This one looks like Banksy and Blek mixed with HotRatBabes.com  (photo © Wojofoto courtesy Stencil History X)

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Here is an image of how Specter did his sidebust spot-jock unwanted collaboration with Faile, who told us Thursday night they thought it was funny and well done. See more about Specter’s latest project here on Huffington Post. (image courtesy Stencil History X)

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Sneak Peek at “Death Warmed Over” Show Tonight

A Group Show of Street Artists and Photographers Opening This Evening

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Becki Fuller, Cake, Luna Park, Chris RWK and Veng RWK will be hosting a COOL new show about warming. Death warming. Re-heated. Warm Death. Each artist has embarked on an exploration into the many nuances to be found in the meaning of ‘death’ and have incorporated their unique interpretations into their art.

Also at the show will be the musical stylings of DJ Royce Bannon, Live Painting in the backyard, and a Scavenger Hunt!

Becki Fuller (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Becki Fuller (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Veng RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Veng RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Luna Park (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luna Park (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cake (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cake (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris RWK (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Death Warmed Over”
Paintings by Chris RWK, Veng, and Cake
Photography by Luna Park & Becki Fuller

Opening Reception
Friday, June 25th, 2010
7-10pm

Fresthetic
560 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY, 11211
(between Lorimer St & Union Ave)

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