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The Bushwick Collective Block Party – 13th Edition 2024 / Part 1

The Bushwick Collective Block Party – 13th Edition 2024 / Part 1

Summer in the city with the hot asphalt, the humming of air conditioners, the tantalizing tune of the ice cream truck, the delightful shrieks of children in the playground, the BBQ smells on the sidewalks, the breeze coming from the ocean, the cacophony of songbirds, and the desires that long days bring.

Who can conjure a more intoxicating feeling than the feeling of summer? We let ourselves feel free from layers of woolen clothes and stiff limbs. When only a pair of shorts and a tattered T-shirt will do, we lay down and look at the sky, the grass soft beneath us. We hold court on rooftops, fire escape stairs, and front stoops. We celebrate the outdoors and soak in the summer rain. We are all children again, refusing to come back inside.

SEF.01 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SEF.01 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SEF.01 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Joe Ficalora’s Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party is one of our official summer parties in New York City. This block party is unique, with a perfectly balanced combination of art, music, performance, and food trucks. This year’s edition was no different. International, national, and local artists came prepared to get up and get it done. Graffiti writers and street artists took over blocks and walls, bringing a vibrant palette of color, forms, ideas, icons, idols, themes, thoughts, and games with them. The public who came to see them painting live spent a full day enjoying art being made and dancing to the energy of hip-hop performers. We invite you to enjoy Part 1 of the offerings on the street, with Part 2 coming soon.

HUETEK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never Satisfied (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mawk Elm (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mawk Elm (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mawk Elm (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hector Covarrubias (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DepsOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DepsOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CES (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Maximiliano Bagnasco (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stem & Thorn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shane Grammer features Seen, Lady Pink, and Dondi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shane Grammer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shane Grammer: Seen, Lady Pink, Dondi, and Skeme.(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vargas paints our Indigenous roots with “Las Rosas” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ris Such (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ris Such (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skize (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skize (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skize (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skize (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KANE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KANE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KaeOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AC2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.10.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.10.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

This week we see a few new walls in New York mixed with images from Stavanger and Utsira, Norway that we caught a few weeks ago. Speaking of Stavanger, last night we had a Nuart reunion of sorts in New York as we saw the first solo exhibition of Norwegian Martin Whatson here at Harman Projects, and it was good to see the artist and many beautiful people from this scene that we love so much.

Here is our regular interview with the street: this week featuring 1Up Crew, Martin Whatson, Helen Bur, Carrie Reichardt, M-City, Ardif, XSM, JPO Art, the J0N, Never Satisfied, StayOne, SynSynerSynet, HOPES, SHIE, Ban Box, Dr. AW, John Fekner, and La Staa.

A tribute to Firefighter Robert W. McPadde who didn’t survive the 9/11 attacks in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Perhaps inspired by Banksy’s kissing coppers of yesteryear. Dr. AW in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Helen Bur in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never Satisfied (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Currently showing at a Manhattan gallery, Martin Whatson in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Artist unidentified in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ban Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The J0n in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
La Staa in Utsira, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hopes, Shie, XSM, Toney, Roda and friends on this popular graffiti magnet wall in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ardif in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ardif in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Posters calling out the people’s dire reliance on fossil fuels…and UFOS… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
M-City in Sandnes, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JPO ART (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP CREW and John Fekner in Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
StayOne in Sandnes, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SynSynerSynet in Sandnes, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Weather Forecast Office in Utsira, Norway. Truthfully, it is as helpful as the weatherman on the 6 o’clock news sometimes. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.14.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.14.23

Welcome friends! Shout out to Joey, owner of the Village Works bookstore, whose new location opens this weekend on St Marks Place in Manhattan. Friday night the river of people flooded the banks in this pantheon to New York culture, history, and stylish bravado – and special guests Homesick were in the house to welcome the hundreds of excited streetwise Gen Z’ers to flip through and ponder these curious paper things that you cannot scroll through or zoom in with your fingers, but which are strangely satisfying and enriching non-the-less. If anyone wonders if Covid decimated New York, you have to witness the throngs of people walking, running, riding through a beery haze on the weekend at St. Marks, to know that this city is in full effect, bro.

We say ‘bro’ in the hood way, not the privileged apathetic way – although both are intermingling in the LES right about now with Brooks Brothers boys in camel suits huffing up the sidewalk while a muscled spandexed guy with a six-foot set of wings on his back weaves through the street. It’s not that NY is so liberal, it’s that we really don’t care what your look like or who you’re doing it with – let’s have fun and hang out.

The pumping music from the bars in this neighborhood reflects this moment, of course, with two Mexican pop hits blasting out to the streets in many locations – Grupo Frontera x Bad Bunny’s hit “Un x100to” and Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Solo.” A fusion of corridos, banda, urban music, trap, and reggaeton? Porque no? The popularity reflects the influence Latino culture has had on the youth this spring while old white men are busy militarizing the southern border and treating regular people like criminals for seeking a better life.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Dan Witz, Adam Fujita, Adam Fu, Winston Tseng, SacSix, Little Ricky, Roachi, Alicho Art, Chupa, Huetek, A Visual Bliss, Riisa Boogie, Ideal, Rezones, WEKUP, KIRSE, SMOR, Italo Causa, Georgia Violet, Jenna Leigh, and Never Satisfied.

Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Look a new rare Dan Witz in the wild!!!! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never Satisfied (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never Satisfied (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Winston Tseng (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Winston Tseng (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SacSix (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Trace (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CHUPA (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial Wall. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial Wall. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Memorial Wall. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ROACHI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HUETEK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jenna Leigh . A visual Bliss. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HUETEK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho Art . Georgia Violet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Italo Causa (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Riiisa Boogie. Rezones. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KURSE. SMOR. IDEAL. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WEKUP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2023. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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