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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.25.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.25.18


You made it! Thanksgiving is over and you did not explode from eating too much pumpkin pie. Right?

A number of subverting artists and activists took over billboards in cities around the world this Thanksgiving holiday to celebrate “NO AD DAY” – an aesthetic effort to reclaim public space from advertisers who have slowly but surely crept into everything, producing an ever-present artificial and continuous knawing in the stomach that you are not handsome or pretty enough, rich enough, or somehow incomplete in a thousand ways.

Check out folks like Brandalism to learn more about a growing grassroots movement that began perhaps in the 60s with folks like the Billboard Liberation Front but has picked up speed and technique in the last decade. Of course artists like Abe Lincoln Jr. don’t need a special day to take over a phone booth – any day is fine.

So here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Abe Lincoln Jr. Adam Fu, Bortusk Leer, Kenny Scharf, Lucky Rabbit, Maia Lorian, Mastro, Norm Magnusson, Tito Ferrara, Rawraffe, Solus, and Uncle Susan.

Top Image: Solus for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The hi-jacking of civically minded historical markers is done very well here in the suburbs by Norm Magnusson “Jane King” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Norm Magnusson “Jane King” (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tito Ferrara for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist Abe Lincoln Jr.  and artist Maia Lorian created a series of phone booth ad take overs in NYC that spoof and critique advertising, the barren vapidness of consumer culture, Trump, hypocrisy in general. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Abe Lincoln Jr. & Maia Lorian phone booth ad take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Abe Lincoln Jr. & Maia Lorian phone booth ad take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rawraffe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Uncle Susan (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bortusk (photo © Jaime Rojo)

#mtamuseum Some space take over on the NYC Subway platforms. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

#mtamuseum Some space take over on the NYC Subway platforms. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kenny Scharf for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kenny Scharf for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adam Fu art work on his message of given thanks. We published the completed on Thursday for BSA Happy Thanksgiving. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail of Lucky Rabbit mural on Houston Street. We wrote a little article on this mural on Tuesday on BSA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mastro (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Beacon, NY. Fall 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BOO! Street Art Inspiration for Halloween

BOO! Street Art Inspiration for Halloween

Boo! Halloween is tomorrow and you know your subway ride is going to have some Werewolves, Zombies, Sexy Nurses, and Mini Mouses (mice).

Also big fat hairy rats, but they are always there.

To help you get in the mood and for inspiration we have a lil’ selection of Street Art oddities and monsters that have popped up on the street in NYC. If you have not planned your costume yet, here are 40 costumes for lazy people. See you at the PARADE!


Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Knor Crap…if you dare… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A series of shots of Lango creating this hellish scene in Bushwick.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mastro (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Don’t Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Foxx Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Can’t really be sure what is happening here, but The Jizzard could be spewing green stuff out of his mouth or he could be eating a Christmas tree. Also, not sure about the babe in the stilletoes, but she must be wondering what he is doing with his hand. Is this related to his name? (photo © Jaime Rojo)


This piece is signed but we can’t read the tag. Please help. Good ears though. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Steiner (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sir Crone, Must Survive Today and YesOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)


She Wolf (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Arbiter (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Flood. The little kitten on the bottom with the fire hydrant is by Funky13. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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