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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.20.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.20.14




Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 907 Crew, Ainac, Aero, Afrodoti Galazios, Blanco, Bleeps, Cash4, Daek, Dasic, Elbow-Toe, Fecks, Icy & Sot, IDT Crew, Mike Makatron, Miss 17, Mr. Penfold, Overunder, Seth, Sheryo, Smells, Sonni, Sweet Toof, The Yok, Tripel, UFO 907, Wolftits, and You Go Girl!.

Top Image >> IDT Crew. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


IDT Crew. IDT is a Chinese Crew. It reads on the background “5ive” to celebrate their 5th anniversary piece. Miss 17 on top was a later addition. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sweet Toof. Smells. Cash4. UFO907. Please help ID the rest of the tags. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mike Makatron with an assistant at work on his recent mural in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mike Makatron  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Elbow Toe. The stencils below are by Ainac and Tripel. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Icy & Sot (we think) (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bleeps new piece in Athens, Greece. (photo © Afroditi Galazios)


Blanco new piece in Saratoga Springs, NY. (photo © Blanco)


Blanco. Detail from the piece above. (photo © Blanco)


The Yok, Sheryo, Daek and Fecks for Zoetic Walls in Cleveland, Ohio. (photo © Pawn Works)


DAEK for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sheryo with Sonni on the background for Pawn Works/NY  (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Sonni for Pawn Works/NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Mr. Penfold for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Aero for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dasic (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Wolftits is even more Art Brut than ever. 907 Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Rarf! Seth in Baton Rouge for The Museum Of Public Art. (photo © Overunder)


Untitled. Gowanus Canal. NYC. July 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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Overunder with Flying Metal Gates in Cleveland for “Zoetic Walls”

Overunder with Flying Metal Gates in Cleveland for “Zoetic Walls”

OverUnder is swinging through Cleveland with his flying pull down gates, upside downy paper birds, bolts of bending flat energy, and circling blue DNA balls of cytosine. The visual dictionary that OU consults regularly for his street symbols varies and grows but often it pops with these metal gates that you’ll find throughout commercial strip malls and city streets after business closes.

For him they are a magnet – and his dream state must be swirling with these ubiquitous rolling metal gates that seem to invite some artists and writers to hit them up with tags and throwies and scraps of poetry and other little bits of mark-making. Ironically perhaps, the same metal gates have also been used to protect Banksy pieces. By recreating them with their original art or markings, he is preserving them and copying that piece of urban visual language into another neighborhood, even another city.



Overunder at work. Zoetic Walls. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)

These new walls are part of Zoetic Walls – a project that Pawn Works has been intermittently and quietly facilitating for muralists around forgotten areas of Cleveland for a little over a year. “We have had the honor of curating our own little world of murals free of hype, thus far,” says Nick Marzullo of Pawn Works.

“We have started our 2014 Cleveland work with OverUnder. By leaving the existing brick to be used as the fill for his iconic paper birds, OverUnder created this high concept piece in Cleveland’s Historic Ohio City neighborhood,” he says.


Overunder. Detail. Zoetic Walls. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Overunder. Detail. Zoetic Walls. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Overunder. Process shot. Zoetic Walls. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Overunder. Zoetic Walls. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Overunder. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Overunder. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)


Is this a reference to Naughty by Nature? Overunder. Cleveland, Ohio. May 2014. (photo © Pawn Works)



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Troy Lovegates and the Murals of Summer

Troy Lovegates and the Murals of Summer

For those of you north of the Equator who have been announcing that Summer is over, may we remind you that we still have till Saturday the 21st so keep playing in the sun together with short sleeves on till darkness starts invading and the smell of dinner wafts out of windows as you skateboard past them back home.

Further north of here in Canada, Street Artist Troy Lovegates (aka Other) hit some rails with his bud’s Labrona and Alex Produkt this summer and he got in some swimming too, he tells us. He also traveled around a little and knocked out some murals with some brushes instead of cans.

Oh no, does that mean he’s not “Street”?  Uh, no.

He gives BSA readers some detail about the pieces below the images.


Troy Lovegates in Montreal with the MU Project. “A giant wall … my first attempt at painting only with brush,” he says. Also, “I like my lungs.” (photo © Troy Lovegates)


Troy Lovegates in Toronto with Kwest and Bacon. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

Can’t call yourself a Canuck and not include a hockey player in your repetoire, right? This one was conjured during a reunion that Grandpa Troy had with some of the other geezers in BSM crew he used to get up with back in da day.  “Damn the graffiti crew I am in turned 20 !!!! All the old men got together and painted a giant wall … here is a hockey player I put up and the fringes is insane lettering by Kwest and Bacon,” he says. Next stop, coffin painting because Mr. Lovegates is obviously one foot in the grave and one foot on a banana peel.


A collaborative piece with Troy Lovegates in pied colored chose before a panther-seal-ish figure by Saddo in Halifax. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

“One of my favorite artists on this planet is Saddo from Romania. He had an art exhibition on the East coast of Canada and  the gallery space hooked us up with a giant wall and a lift,” says Lovegates.  “So we freestyled this masked man walking with a mythical beast “


Troy Lovegates in Wisconsin in collaboration with Pawn Works. (photo © Troy Lovegates)

“I was invited by Pawn Works out to Sheboygan, Wisconsin to spend the week in a park with my shoes off painting a toilet shelter,” he says with glee. “It’s a super fun part of the world, with bonfires on the beach,” he says of the project that is run by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.


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Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio Present: RELIEF: Silent Art Auction & Raffle Benefit. (Brooklyn, NYC)


Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio presents:RELIEF: Silent Art Auction & Raffle Benefit to support New York Residents Affected by Tropical Storm SandyFriday, November 9th, 2012

Silent Auction & Raffle begins at 6 pm – Final Drawing at 9:30 pm
@ Trumbull Studio, 143 Roebling St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NYA huge group of established and emerging urban artists will have work for sale, and all proceeds will support LOCAL charities. Our goal is to help our fellow New Yorkers who have been hardest hit from areas like Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Breezy Point, and Red Hook. This is going to be a great event and all proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to our designated charities for the victims of Hurricane Sandy: New York Cares (, Red Hook Initiative ( and the Red Cross ( who have generously donating work for sale include (list is not yet final):

Abe Lincoln Jr.
Adam Lawrence
Aimee Lusty
Alexander Heir
Alexander Richter
Anthony Sneed
Brandon Haynes
Cash For Your Warhol (The Collection of Brooklyn Street Art)
Daniel Feral
DB for Stuck-Up
Emma D.
Gloomer KTS
Howard Shindler
Ian (Pop Mortem) McGillivray
Isabel LaSala
James Ivan Bailey
Jason Mamarella
Jon Bocksel
Jon Handel
Jowy Romano (Subway Art Blog)
Julian Gilbert
Kevin Foxworth
Lily Staley
Matt Dobbs
Matthew Hoffman
Martha Cooper
Mike Ion
Miss Night Catcher
Pawn Works
Ribo 22KIDS
Scott Meyers

This is Awkward / Russell Lee
Zato One
and more…


KosbeThere are several ways to donate at the event:
– An art raffle will be held where patrons have a chance to win artwork of their choice for as little as a $5 donation! The drawing is scheduled to be held at 9:30 pm and winners can take home their new artwork the same night.
– Select artwork will be up for silent auction. Bidding is scheduled to end at 9:30 pm.
-Blind monetary donations and credit cards will also be accepted.
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Burgerman Wins Gold at Hungry Games 2012

Opening Ceremonies for The Hungry Games Chicago 2012 are tonight as olympic doodler Jon Burgerman cuts the ribbon and hopefully does not cut the cheese at Pawn Works Gallery. In a feat that must have simply shot the insurance and security costs flying through the roof, this week the gallery allowed Jon to climb a ladder to install a wall as part of their Art in Public Places project. You can see that the proceedings were intense as the infield grass appears to have undergone heavy trampling. Heroically, our man Burgerman came in first place in this event from a field of one.

Jon Burgerman in Chicago (photo © Nick Marzullo)

Jon Burgerman in Chicago (photo © Nick Marzullo)

Jon Burgerman in Chicago (photo © Nick Marzullo)

Jon Burgerman in Chicago (photo © Nick Marzullo)

Art in Public Places is in conjunction with Pawn Works Gallery, The Chicago Urban Art Society, The Mexican Museum of Art and The Pilsen Community.




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Maxwell Colette Gallery and Pawn Works Present Gaia “Resplendent Semblance” (Chicago, IL)

Maxwell Colette Gallery and Pawn Works have joined forces to bring internationally lauded contemporary artists to Chicago, who are known for their involvement in the Street Art movement. The first of these joint ventures, GAIA: Resplendent Semblance, launches this month with a series of projects showcasing the artist Gaia. The events will include a show of new, large scale paintings and decollage on wood art works at Maxwell Colette Gallery, a site specific installation and show featuring additional pieces at the Pawn Works space and a massive window installation at State Street and Adams presented in conjunction with The Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop Up Art Loop initiative.

Maxwell Colette Gallery and Pawn Works will co-host an opening reception for GAIA:Resplendent Semblance on Friday, March 25th from 6 – 9 pm in Maxwell Colette’s space at 833 W. Chicago Ave, suite 200.

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