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Ceramics, Miniatures, and Molten Missives; Sudden Sculptures In The Street

Ceramics, Miniatures, and Molten Missives; Sudden Sculptures In The Street

Okay, you are not likely to find Michaelangelo’s Pietà or Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, but you will serendipitously discover ruddy-cheeked siren or a pointillist Whistler’s Daughter made of plastic beads or a molten chess set or a brutalist architectural model as you scan the surface of the modern city for sculpture.

NesPoon in Boras, Sweeden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Easy to overlook as so much bumpy skin on the face of the metropolis, today’s street art sculptures have personality and drama and echoes of the “high art” that may be stuck on the other side of the wall, but here it is for everyone to enjoy. Or destroy. 

NesPoon in Leipzig, Germany. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Whether commercial or diagrammatic or exquisitely ornate, we always appreciate the added dimension that adds to what can be a rather flat “Street Art” scene sometimes – and an excellent entry point into the scene for your friend who is sight-impaired.

Here is a collection of small sculptures from Leipzig to Hong Kong to Moscow and Madrid for you to enjoy.

Unidentifed artist in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Traz in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3 x 3 x 3 in Hong Kong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3 x 3 x 3 in Hong Kong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vaka in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lego Party in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Berroer in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mesy in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wolfi in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Joul in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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The Small Voices From the Streets Are Still Talking

The Small Voices From the Streets Are Still Talking

BSA readers know that we’ve always been democratic about the work we show here- because that’s really how to best understand the evolution of the scene.

The illegal small stuff you find actually tells you a great deal – the selection is a barometer of sorts. These works aren’t permitted, commissioned, sold, traded or co-opted ususally, untouched by the voracious appetites of advertising and consumerism

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We love murals, don’t get us wrong. But we are always making certain to return to where things began for us; the small, eclectic mix of blink-and-you-miss-it pieces on the streets.

They come in all forms; stencils, stickers, wheat pastes, sculptures, crafts and small drawings. In some cases, we know the artist who created the piece and often we do not. But everyone gets a chance to address the public in the lively Street Art scene, and we bring to you a small selection of pieces we’ve found recently.

My Dog Sighs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Muaro (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Joul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FED / BTW (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homo Riot’s portrait of Jean Genet, the French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Suckadelic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lister (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sasha Sloan (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Salazar. This is a political piece that ran during the primaries to elect State Senator Julia Salazar to the NY State senate. She won her race. Congratulations to her!
KARS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jesus Saves. Maybe he can save us from hypocrites in the church. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.16.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.16.18

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Welcome to the beginning of fall in New York, hopefully not the Fall of New York – although you can never tell when monetary policy is incredibly loose and we’re living in an “everything bubble” about to burst. Here in NYC people used to say the major industries were FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) and it is probably still true to a large extent. You could add Casinos to the acronym today because the this falsely high-flying and treacherous economy feels like a giant windowless drunken room full of sparkly lights, laughter and speculative plays. CAFIRE! Totally made that up. Might stick.

Also this week Manafort flipped, NYC voters got clipped, Hieronymus Bosch’s “Triptych of Temptation of St. Anthony” is alive on the subway, and Loren Naji is living in an 8 foot ball of reclaimed wood from demolished homes on the street.

So here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring 1312, 1UP Crew, Adele Renault, Adopt, Bailon, Ben Slow, Daze2, Dede, El Sol 25, Jonathan Allen, Marshal Arts, Mr. Joul, Nick Flatt, Nitzan Mintz, Not Pinky, Paul Punk, and Sandra Chevrier.

Top Image: 1UP Crew at Urban Spree in Berlin. Anthony Lister is preparing his show inside the golden windows. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Hi Art Machine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Marshal Arts in Berlin for Paste Up Festival 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dede and Nitzan Mintz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Daze2 in Berlin for Paste Up Festival 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Daze2 and Not Pinky in Berlin for Paste Up Festival 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

1312 in Berlin for Paste Up Festival 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bailon for Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

NYC Subway ad take over by Jonathan Allen. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

NYC Subway ad take over by Jonathan Allen. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adopt (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adele Renault at work in Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ben Slow for Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Unsere Werte” (Our Value). Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Flatt and Paul Punk in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist…or is this an ad? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Oh! One more thing. Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Joul in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sandra Chevrier for Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Downtown Manhattan. September 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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