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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.20.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.20.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

It’s officially Spring here today – the Spring Equinox beginning in the Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:33 am. Outside of the city, away from the glare, people will be able to glimpse Mars, Saturn, and Venus. The geese have been heard honking on the river, kids have been heard screaming on the playground, aerosol cans have been heard spraying under the bridge.

We’re relieved to glimpse fresh creativity on the streets – a sure sign that people are responding to their lives in a productive visual expression. As citizens of the Precariat, the opportunity to offer unfiltered artistic expression often requires a gatekeeper to approve it. When you are a street artist, you regularly circumvent the taste-makers and the influencers, hoping to reach people directly on the street. This week we found a number of unfiltered images and messages on New York walls and felt like these works are just as fresh as crocus popping through the soil, just as relevant as the blooms pushing through branches on trees. Here we have new shots from Jersey City. These are signs of Spring!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Beau Stanton, UR New York, 1010, Chupa, Blaze, Melski, The Cupcake Guy, SAMO, Acro, Sory, Niceo, Mona Caron, Cheez.

Stop Putin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1010 in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1010 in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ACRO in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ACRO opens a museum in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CHEEZ / ACRO in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Beau Stanton in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Beau Stanton in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UR New York in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CHUPA in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mona Caron in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mona Caron in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sory in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Blaze in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cupcake (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mes / Jamoe Nab in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lady Bugs in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NiCEO in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SAMO© in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.23.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.23.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

Worried that voting rights are being stolen from black and brown people in a systematic way across the country? Let Mitch McConnell put your fears to rest.

The concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.

Well, that’s a relief. Wait, what?

Mitch, please. Why are you still in office.

So here’s our weekly interview with the street in NYC and Miami, featuring Beautiful Mind, Bella Phame, BK Foxx, Claudia La Bianca, DAK PPP 907, Dek2DX, djaRodney, Gina Kiel, Gold Loxe, JJ Veronis, Lady JDay, Melski, Rumba Art, StyleOne, Tee Pop Art, and Tutto & Niente.

Rumba Art in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tee Pop Art quotes from James Baldwin: “Artists Are Here To Disturb Peace”. Amen. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
…and so Why Aren’t We Yelling?! asks an unidentified artist in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lady JDay portrait of Frida Kahlo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tutto & Niente, Our Lady of Graffiti…Mary is forever the Muse. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Claudia La Bianca in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bella Phame in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dek2DX (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DjaRodeny in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gold Loxe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
StyleOne in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gina Kiel in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Beautiful Mind in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
New York Paste (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DAK PPP 907 in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Sunrise. Hutchinson Island, Florida. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.24.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.24.21

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! The streets are alive with fresh cool air, skateboarders, bicyclists, the smell of fresh street art, and of course, shootings.

Our interview with the street today includes BK Foxx, David Flores, Didirok, Drecks, Melski, Miss Me, Peat EYES Wollaeger, Rap Gang, Sticker Maul, Timmy Ache, Villarose, and Vitruvian Truth.

BK Foxx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We Demand (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timmy Ache (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Flores. Detail (the lift was still in front of the mural). Houston Bowery Wall/Goldman Global Arts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jughead, your college advisor, suggests that you may want have a career as an orchestra conductor. Vitruvian Truth (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Healthy Mind Movement (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Healthy Mind Movement (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mask UP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eyez (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Didirok and Villarose (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rap Gang (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Magnet Wall in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

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It’s definitely quieter here in Wynwood when there are no art fairs. But there is still so much activity. The daytime neighborhood is pounding with construction and new buildings and restaurants/bars have a steady flow of guests every night, Monday through Sunday. Thump, thump, thump. The daily foot traffic is diminished, perhaps because the sun and heat have chased everyone inside during the day, but this week we saw hundreds of people whizzing by on scooters, and some large interest with a fleet of workers was preparing for a large music event in an empty lot – with tents, food trucks, stages, lights. Now that Art Basel 2021 is officially kicking off at the end of November, no doubt there will be big things happening in Wynwood again.

So of course we went to the beach to see the never-ending blue waves. The storm on the horizon was dark and funnel-like for an hour before it disappeared and the sun coaxed a half rainbow to glimmer and shimmer brightly. The seagulls gathering near your chaise lounge are clearly there with an air of expectation, however – miserly looking over your ziplock bags with sandwiches and potato chips as you carefully peel back the paper towel to steal a bite. They are cute, true, but ever focused on your moves.

Otherwise, the Wynwood district is just chock-a-block with art – permissioned and otherwise. The faces that watch as you walk are entreating, entertaining, flaunting, peering, taunting, speaking their own impenetrable speeches and poems. The neighborhood is still in movement, still liquid, still poised for revelation. The local names are liberally sprinkled with ones you recognized, many international. If the impulse to walk one more block in search of a jewel captures you, follow it because you are invariably rewarded.

Our interview with the street today includes Anthony Lister, Bird Seed Anthony, Dan Kitchener, Disem305, Greg Mike, Gregg Rivero, Hiero Veiga, Melski, MSG Crew, Narco, NM Salgar, RACE, Sipros, and Tabue.

Disem305. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gregg Rivero. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NM Salgar. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bird Seed Anthony. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RACE. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Greg Mike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Lister. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WKT, VCR, and friends. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tabue. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Narco. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danny Nike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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