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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.30.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.30.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

“Lord have mercy, it is motherf_______ hot out here,” said the teenage girl standing at a bus stop near the Marcy subway station on Broadway yesterday as we trudged by. She was right, and the heat felt like waves coming off the pavement and buildings in the late afternoon haze and blasting bright sun. We leave this searing and steamy, sometimes smokey, July and stumble toward August, looking for a handkerchief and a glass of lemonade and patience. New York, at its polar extremes, is more than challenging at times for everyone on the street, on the subway platform, in the barbershop, in the laundromat, on the stoop, in traffic, and in the park. Riding your bike through the streets gives you a little breeze, and new street art regales you with news of the day.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Neckface, Plannedalism, V Ballentine, Enrinko Studios, Seb Bouchard, Words on the Street, Alex Itin, Loove Labs, Shirk, Crash 42170, George Spencer, and Snake.

Plannedalism and Erinko Studio’s tribute to Sinead O’Connor; A fierce, unapologetic, brave, determined, soulful, vulnerable, and emotionally charged singer, songwriter, performer, and truth-teller who often felt alone and lonely in this world. We followed and watched as she performed in her distinctive voice and style, often breaking new ground and speaking her truth when most people didn’t want to hear any of it. Loved for her talents and willingness to tread in deeply troubled waters, she was often ridiculed and marginalized for her bravery. Despite her public and private struggles, it looked like she had found acceptance and, hopefully, a sense of serenity in her native Ireland in recent years. May she now rest in peace. Thank you, Sinead. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plannedalism. Erinko Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erinko Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plannedalism (photo © Jaime Rojo)
IROND (photo © Jaime Rojo)
IROND (photo © Jaime Rojo)
George Spencer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Noha’s Rejects (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist Plannedalism visualizes the relationship between popular culture, entertainment, shallow consumerism, hypocrisy, and the ongoing news about the increasingly inhumane stance of some regarding immigration, refugees, and barbed wire installed on the Texan’s Rio Grande/Southern Border. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Plannedalism. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plannedalism. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plannedalism. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neckface (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crash 42170 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Seb Bouchard (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Words on the Street. A quote by James Joyce from Alex Itin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
V Ballentine (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erinko Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erinko Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Loove Labs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ERSK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Snake (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.23.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.23.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! A great week, minus the loss of Queens-born singer Tony Bennett Friday at 96, the sweeping of new immigrants out from under the BQE without regard for their few belongings and papers, and our general awareness of increased poverty on the streets, the introduction of the CBDC FedNow program with no fanfare in the press, and the gruesome news of the alleged serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann. On the other hand, we had some bright sunny days with lower humidity that pushed New Yorkers out in the streets and our parks to play games and read books and sashay in short shorts and strike up conversations with one another.

In street art and graffiti news, we appear to have entered an era of low-brow nouveau naive hand styling that has taken over characters and letters. Perhaps it is an attraction to the guileless or a need for clarity amidst the clutter – or that Gen Z doesn’t buy the bulls**t. Whatever it is, our art in the streets has a childlike quality that charms without being charming. So, drop the pretense, Pasqual. We all somehow know we are living in the eye of the hurricane so reach out and re-connect. And our street art is dazzling, entertaining, and has a sense of humor forged through sheer determination.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Faile, Chris RWK, Smells, Captain Eyeliner, JJ Veronis, Homesick, Neckface, Panic, Timothy Goodman, OH!, Aidz, Toe Flop, Wizard Skull, Emilio Florentine, Jakee, Tiny Hands Big Heart, RH Doaz, TobBob, Lucky Bubby, She Posse, Eww Gross Ok Fine, Carlton, Skiti, Five Gold Stars, Ekem 132, Rah Artz, 3Modes, Mdot Season, Luce Bokes, Words on the Street, Okina Cosmo, Alex Itin, and TomBob NYC.

Tom Bob NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RH Doaz. Emilio Florentine. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Okina Cosmo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neckface (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SMOE. SMELLS. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luce Bokes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AKEM 132 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3Modes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skitl. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
She Posse. Tiny Hands, Big Heart. Captain Eyeliner. Eww Gross Ok Fine. Carlton. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gloria Steinam and Angela Davis provide inspiration for She Posse, who remind us of the power Of revolutionary movements throughout history and encourage us to value solidarity. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky Bubby. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris RWK. OH! NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wizard Skull. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Words On The Street. Alex Itin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
An advertisement for an exhibition by artist Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jakee (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK. AIDZ. PANIC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TOEFLOP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MDOT SEASON (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAH ARTZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FIVE GOLD STARS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Williamsburg Bridge. East River, NYC. Summer 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.16.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.16.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! And how beautiful this city is, even when the heat is on. The amount of talent on our streets is so overwhelming, thank you New York.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Homesick, Mort Art, Optimo NYC, Savior El Mundo, Neckface, Lungebox, DEK2DX, Hektad, Paolo Tolentino, Jappy Agoncillo, SMURFO, Mike King, Mat Lakas, Lasak Art, Snith Node, Big808, Talia Lempert, Individual Activist.

Optimo NYC continues the organic and self-curated takeover of the Houston Wall. We’re not sure what The End refers to, but as we appear to be on the precipice of so many things as a society and as a nation, you can choose. Based on the sunny yellow, we prefer to think of it positively, like a high school graduation. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Here it is again! It seems that Sticker Maul took to heart Optimo’s THE END message above. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
But if this unidentified artist’s message proves correct, the end will be sooner than we’d like. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art adds to the conversation, especially after the dangerous air quality of the last few weeks due to the wildfires in Canada. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This news makes me HOMESICK. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A bit of love from HekTad proves to be restorative. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mat Lakas (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Savior El Mundo tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat on the facade of his old studio which was owned by Andy Warhol but leased to JMB. During a very busy week news-wise, it was announced that Angelina Jolie signed an eight-year lease to run a sustainable atelier from the building. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Queensbridge represent! Nas by Paolo Tolentino (photo © Jaime Rojo)
2DX (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Talia Lempert. Individual Activist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Looks like we are going to have to do a lot more of this. Mike King (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smurfo/Big808 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinth Node (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jappy Agoncillo does a great tribute to Mac Miller(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A message from Neckface. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lasak Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Summer 2023. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.01.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.01.20

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

The New York State Plastic Bag Ban is in effect March 1! That’s today.

This is troublesome because New Yorkers have started to use their single use plastic grocery bags to wrap their feet, hands, and entire heads before going outside to protect them from the Coronavirus.

Just kidding, of course. It’s not like people are freaking out about the Bag Ban or anything.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 1Up Crew, Blanca Romero, Captain Eyeliner, Flash, Frank Ape, M Quan, Makh21, Neon Savage, Neckface, Praxis, Pure Genius, RAW, Shiny, The Brujo, Theo, Yiannis Bellis.

The Brujo…loves NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)
…and Neckface will be back in 10 minutes… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Makh21 in Berlin. Is this an homage to Rammellzee’s Garbage Gods? Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Speaking of garbage…RAW. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pure Genius (photo © Jaime Rojo)
M Quan (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neon Savage (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Theo in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Contemporary paleontology with an unidentified artist. It looks like a Shin Shin wheat-paste but the the colors are hand-painted. (photo Jaime Rojo)
YES STAND OUT!!! Frank Ape (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SHINY in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew, Flash, Xrils, and other vandals in NYC… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
I’m a Scorpio. What’s your sign? Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ad take over by an unidentified artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky 13 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bianca Romero (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yiannis Bellis tribute to Syrian children. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. February 2020. Abobe the Atlantic Ocean. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.06.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.06.19

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Welcome to October – the time when the leaves turn yellow and orange and when your local pharmacy is selling Halloween candy and Christmas decorations because why the hell not? We’ve got The Actual Joker in the White House ready to shred all pretense of civility and rule of law before a terrified nation, not that he was holding that down at all.

Makes us think of the sentiment of this new Street Art piece below by Sara Lynne-Leo. “Why are you still holding on?”

But we know the answer — Because the grand finale of this burning dumpster fire will be huge! – friggin’ ratings will be off the charts for this one, dawg. Plus the Demopublicans have already lined up the Warren White House so we know what’s coming on TV next on DNC.

** chomps popcorn, smacks lips

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring DAK, Dede Bandaid, Dee Dee, Demure, Dirk, Don Rimx, Insurgo, Invader, Jeff Henriquez, Jona, Muebon, Neckface, Nite Owl, Nitzan Mintz, No Sleep, Panda Bear, Salami Doggy, Sara Lynne Leo, Seemerch, Unify Art, and WK Interact.

Sara Lynne-Leo for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeff Henriquez (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Demure…speaking about The Joker…this one is even more frightening than the one currently spooking audiences at the cineplex… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Demure (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Demure (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dak Was Here…look closer… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unify Art for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neckface (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nite Owl (photo © Jaime Rojo) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don Rimx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Insurgo . Dirk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Muebon for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Panda Bear (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Salami Doggy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jona. There’s so much to decipher here. The cosmonaut with all the symbols and the shout outs… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matzu’s piece has been tagged…this one didn’t ride long unperturbed… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Seemerch for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dede Bandaid with Nitzan Mintz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact for (RED). (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact for (RED). (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact for (RED). (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Blanco Visits Beijing and Shanghai

China has it’s own graffiti and Street Art scene, but you don’t hear too much about it. You can get a tour of local Street Art and graffiti in Beijing, check out sites like FatCap and of course the pool on Flickr. New York graff legend Daze even had a show at a gallery here a couple of years ago. According to some state media reports, portions of the Great Wall were the focus of a 2004 archaeological study showing graffiti was popular a long time ago, as crafted by wives of soldiers, who “decorated parts of the wall with images of clouds, lotus blossoms and ‘fluffy balls’ (xiuqiu), ‘symbols of peace and love’.  Right now it appears to be a common practice of tourists to carve their names into the bricks, which seems a bit more damaging than a Krinks marker, to tell the truth.

New York Street Artist Blanco did a little touring around Beijing and Shanghai last week and took a few pictures to send back home during the tour. He liked finding some familiar names in an unfamiliar country, and he was even surprised. Along with a few quick pictures he caught on the way, he wrote to tell us about what he saw. Here’s what he says:

“I went to the Great Wall like all tourists do and I discovered Neckface tags on almost every garbage can I walked past.

Nasty Neckface in Beijing one the Great Wall (photo © Blanco)

In comparison to Beijing, which seems bureaucratic like Washington DC, Shanghai seems to be a lot like NYC, with more going on culturally, massive apartment buildings sprouting up all over, and a lot of money running through it.

A door with several tags by Utah and Ether in Shanghai (photo © Blanco)

In Shanghai I went to the French Concession neighborhood  and I found a door with several tags from Utah and Ether, which made my day. It was kind of cool because I also found a Utah tag when I was in Rome three years ago and I don’t know Utah but just knowing that she is from NYC and has been in the same exact places as me is kind of comforting.

Blanco in Shanghai (photo © Blanco)

The next day I went to this art neighborhood that has a graff wall where it’s legal to paint and there were some pretty good pieces but I get a little bored with legal pieces.

Vhils in Shanghai (photo © Blanco)

After some more walking I turned a corner and found an amazing piece by Vhils and a little while later, in a more secluded spot, I found a second Vhils piece. Unfortunately it is kind of blurry – I couldn’t get a great picture of it because it was getting dark and it was in a dimly lit hallway with only one exit. I was alone and I could hear someone moving on the second floor of the abandoned building so I took a couple shots before I got scared and left but both pieces were pretty cool.” ~ Blanco

Vhils in Shanghai (photo © Blanco)


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Red Hot and Street: “Art in the Streets” Brings Fire to MOCA

brooklyn-street-art-banksy-jaime-rojo-moca-art-in-the-streets-huffpost-04-11-web-15Banksy’s Reliquary (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Yes, Banksy is here. The giant “Art in the Streets” show opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles gives a patch of real estate to the international man of mystery who has contributed greatly to the worldwide profile of this soon to be, maybe already, mainstream phenomenon known as street art. A smattering of his pranksterism is an absolute must for any show staking claim to the mantle of comprehensive survey and an excellent way to garner attention. But “Streets” gets it’s momentum by presenting a multi-torch colorful and explosive people’s history that began way before Banksy was born and likely will continue for a while after.


Os Gemeos Untitled. Detail  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

To continue reading about this exhibition go to The Huffington Post ARTS by clicking on the link after the image below.


Direct link to article on HuffPost Arts

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New Image Art Gallery Presents: “Now I Remember” A Group Show. (Santa Monica,CA)

Now I Remember

Off the back of the Japanese based exhibition entitled ‘NOW I REMEMBER’, New Image Art, Los Angeles brings this awesome exhibition to the US with never before seen images. “Now I Remember” brings together eight different personalities as they each share their own photos captured with their cell phones. With the widespread use of the cell phone for capturing life’s most spontaneous moments, this exhibition provides a glimpse into the daily lives of this colorful cast of characters including Todd Jordan, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Jen “JR” Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Curtis Buchanan, Tino Razo, Aron Bondaroff, and Neckface.

7908 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood CA 90046 P 323 654 2192 info at newimageartgallery dot com
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Fun Friday 06.18.10 : We Have a Winner!


Contest Winner for “For Your Eyes Only”

You guys are good!  And so many got so close in guessing the full list of “Eyes” last week.

So here are the answers:





The big sticking points for most people were Number 2, which a lot of people guessed was Os Gemeos, and Number 4 which some thought was Neckface or Royce Bannon.

But don’t feel bad if you didn’t get them all – nobody did.  Our winner is Sandrine from Montreal, Quebec, who was the first person to guess 7 out of 8 correctly (she guessed #4 was Neckface).  Congratulations to Sandrine and your original and signed piece from Chris of Robots Will Kill will be in the mail Monday!

Thanks everybody who participated. We’ll have another contest soon!

Where Are You Getting Up This Weekend?



Read about the Mighty Tenaka show here.



Read about the Pandemic show here.



Read about the Crest Hardware show here.


Ya Hearrrd? BSA on HUFF PO


Yo homey, still doing a Snoopy dance on the subway this morning because your favorite Street Art blog was up on yesterday. Arianna Huffington is one of the few straightforward truthtellers in a storm of darkness year after year, and this is like when it is your turn at Double Dutch and Malcolm McLaren  happens to be walking up your block. Okay, big difference is I don’t wear striped red disco shorts and grew up on a farm upstate and never heard of Brownsville or Buffalo Girls till “Duck Rock” came out —but otherwise it’s totally the same yo.

Leave a comment at Huffington Post and tell them how good BSA is at swinging those ropes!

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