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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

It’s a long hot, steamy, jungle-like holiday weekend in New York. The city marked Independence Day with fireworks on the Hudson River, barbecues in the park, speeches to honor the day, and tanning on Brighton Beach and screaming on the rollercoaster at Coney Island. New York, no matter where you go on the street, always feels full of possibilities.

Possible robberies, that is! “New York is back, baby,” says a commenter on Reddit, discussing people getting robbed of luxury watches while sitting outside on the sidewalk and having cocktails in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At least the New York Times didn’t say ‘eatery’ in their latest article provoking class hatred; we hate it when they do that. It’s called a restaurant.

In addition, Williamsburg did not just suddenly sprout some crime. Ask graffiti writers like KET who grew up there in the 1970s and gangs ran the streets. When the artists moved into Williamsburg at the turn of the century, a serial killer was living under the bridge. Danger may be a matter of one’s perception, we opine. Ask the folks chased out of the neighborhood by the violence of sky-high, unreachable rents, $40 entrees at restaurants, and women in sports bras jogging behind Dior baby strollers. Inquire about feelings of danger to the senior citizens joining the long food line on South 4th Street at Los Sures Food Pantry. It’s about a block away from the new MOXY hotel with the rooftop restaurant and bar and the enormous D*Face mural on the side.

In the category of BEEF, can we please stop the Kendrick/Drake beef? The “They Not Like Us” video dropped on Friday is compelling, true, and Kendrick is one of the best right now but beef is never good, in graffiti or rap or on TikTok or in the Middle East. We need voices of calm and reason and efforts to de-escalate. In other role model news elsewhere on the music spectrum, Ozzy Osborne delivers “Crack Cocaine” in his new video with Paris Jackson, featuring famed graffiti writer Kelly “RISK” Graval prominently wielding the cans on a street wall.

New York graffiti and street art persist and sometimes surprise, and occasionally, they have the last word. As usual, we’re keeping our eyes open.

Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Dain, Toofly, Praxis, Mike Makatron, Eternal Possessions, Qzar, Timothy Goodman, Miki Mu, Warz, Tom Boy NYC, Red Half Tone, and Preacher Art.

Mike Makatron (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Makatron (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toofly (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tom Boy NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miki Mu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Thank you for your love… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WARZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PREACHER (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Red Half Tone (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. July 2024. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.16.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.16.24

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

There is a lot of activity on the street right now, and despite the rain in Florida and the upcoming Heat Dome we’re promised here in the Northeast, the graffiti and Street Art never stop. Here, we mix some pieces from Belfast with Brooklyn. See if you can tell regional differences in style.

Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Veng RWK, Praxia VGZ, Below Key, Fanakapan, Christina Angelina, Reme821, BK Ackler, WRDSMTH, KVLR, Staylo, CHAZ, Visual Graficalia, NEVOC, Voyder, REGOR, AMC, ESTEME, and Rob Hilken.

Fanakapan. Hit The North Festival – 2021 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Christina Angelina. Hit The North Festival – 2015 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voyder. Hit The North Festival – 2023 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Visual Graficalia. Hit The North Festival – 2018 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KVLR. Hit The North Festival – 2023 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CHAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Staylo. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
STE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rob Hilken. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ESTEME. TGE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AMC. Hit The North Festival – 2024 Edition. Belfast, Northern Ireland. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Keep Going (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REME821 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REGOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NEVOC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WRDSMTH (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Balloons. June 2024. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

To BSA’s Muslim brothers and sisters, we hope your Ramadan has been fulfilling as it draws to a close this Tuesday. Amid the spiritual calm, Friday’s earthquake and its aftershocks have certainly rattled us in New York and across the Northeast—a rare tremor that would barely raise an eyebrow in LA, given their familiarity with the earth’s whims. But for us, a 4.8 is no small shake! Adding to our week of natural spectacles, Monday brings an eclipse, inviting us all to don those dope glasses and gaze skyward as a celestial dance sweeps across the continent. It’s been quite a lineup: an earthquake to kick off the weekend, a celestial blackout to start the week. What’s next on the cosmic agenda? A swarm of locusts? Let’s hope the universe has checked off its list of surprises for now.

We start this week’s collection with a new text piece of unknown origin but one that strikes at the heart of life here in 2024 for many. Could this be an advertisement for the new album by Future and Metro Boomin? A spectrum of emotions and styles, the new collection is from two guys whose collaborative efforts have been making significant waves in the music industry for a half decade. Debuting at number 1, as an album “We Don’t Trust You” has been described as a monumental success, showcasing the synergy between Future’s distinctive rap style and Metro Boomin’s innovative production. The out of context graffiti message, “We Don’t Trust You,” captures a poignant irony: while distrust might seem like a safeguard, history shows that a society where trust is deeply eroded becomes fertile ground for manipulation by autocrats and tyrants.

And now, here are images from our ongoing conversation with the street, this week, including: Praxis, Homesick, Lexi Bella, Modomatic, Danielle Mastrion, Mort Art, Claw Money, Jorit, Isabelle Ewing, Paolo Tolentino, JG, Marthalicia Matarrita, Gia, and 1RL.

(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art and Paolo Tolentino (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1RL (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JG (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wheres The Water (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Marthalicia Matarrita. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
GIA. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danielle Matrion. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Claw Money. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Isabelle Ewing. My Body My Voice Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Magnolia. Spring 2024. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.31.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.31.24

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Happy Easter to all the Christians today, and we hope all the kids get a chocolate bunny in their basket and go on an egg hunt in this new green grass Mother Nature has brought to the park for everyone to enjoy. It has been such an entertaining and rewarding hunt this week looking for new works popping up like daffodils on the street in NYC. We hope you enjoy some of these new works, a boon to the creative spirit that is running the streets in all five boroughs, no matter the season.

And now, here are images from our ongoing conversation with the street, this week, including: Praxis, Sara Lynne Leo, UFO 907, Aneko, Sluto, Viler, QUAZAR, Bones, Luch, Deluxe, WaliC, Suka, Ring, and TCONE.

Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UFO 907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SLUTO (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ANEKO (photo © Jaime Rojo)
VILER (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QUAZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DELUXE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WALI C (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SUKA RING(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BONES TCONE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2024. Brooklyn, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.20.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.20.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Back in dirty old Brooklyn from squeaky clean Norway, nothing has changed, and everything has changed. The Pokémon GO Fest is bringing 70,000 players to Randalls Island and elsewhere in the city, city government is banning TikTok from all official devices, and stabbings are up by 26% so Stay on your A-game out there people. The city is still beckoning you to Summer Streets, and we do too because wherever you go in New York, there is always a show, and sometimes you are it.

Back at home we have around 100,000 new immigrants from Mexico over the last year, central and south America this year because of buses full arriving from the southern border, and the city is struggling to find them sufficient shelter, let alone housing. Now the governor is joining league with President Biden to tell the mayor that it’s his problem. The paucity of vision here is regrettable, especially when, A. the city benefits greatly from new immigrants, B. the money is nearly pouring into the Ukranian war daily, now reaching at least 78 billion in aid (with a new 24 billion just proposed) only so Blackrock can sweep in and take all the contracts to rebuild when it is finished, C. New York has a surplus of office space ready to become residences, and D. NYC is historically a highly diverse city of immigrants who have kept us in business and made us culturally rich beyond belief, brothers and sisters. Not everyone has forgotten what made us great, even today. It’s us.

We lead the images this week with street artist Nimi’s poetic interpretation in Stavanger of Norway’s famous cliff Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. There are not sufficient words to describe certain examples of natural beauty, so it is more fitting that a street artist address it – in this case possibly creating a parallel between its scale and the depth of love the artist has for his family. According to online accounts, the subject is his daughter Sophia.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Praxis VGZ, BK Foxx, Snik, Calicho Art, Sonny Sundancer, Nite Owl, NIMI, Pinky, Heal Hop, and Silvia Marcon.

Nimi’s poetic interpretation of Norway’s famous cliff Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lysefjorden. Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nimi’s poetic interpretation of Norway’s famous cliff Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lysefjorden. Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Snik. Stavanger, Norway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Silvia Marcon’s portrait of the Mona Lisa was made with mosaics. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pink is hot this summer, thanks to BlackPink, Barbie and Messi. Houston/Bowery Wall, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Houston/Bowery Wall, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx for East Village Walls. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sonny Sundancer for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sonny Sundancer for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sonny Sundancer for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sonny Sundancer for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Heal Hop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nite Owl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Windmills off the coast of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Summer 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.21.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.21.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! So much to say, such brief attention spans. Looking around at the chattering masses on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan this week, the excitement of beautiful weather and a sense of liberty sends youthful hearts aflutter. The gams! The biceps! The colorful plumage and sartorial flair all wend and weave down the street and subway steps past you, ahead of you, inside you. Also, check out the peonies and lilacs!

At the same time, in New York you may sometimes get a sinking feeling. Is it the blanding of culture, the systematic dismantling of our institutions, the fresh pile of dog poop you just stepped in? Maybe it is simply that the city is actually sinking 2-4 mm per year. Recent studies show that its not just rising sea-levels giving coastal cities a scare. Big heavy ones like NYC are sinking. As you consider this, train-surfing has a whole new meaning.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: City Kitty, Praxis VGZ, Little Ricky, The Postman Art, Homesick, Calicho Art, Cramcept, OH!, Kevin Caplicki, Toe Flop, Miki Mu, Tess Parker, Mr. Fou, El Cono, RatchiNYC, and AweOne.

The Postman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AweOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AweOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AweOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty – Check out his new exhibition “Generations” with paintings by his grandfather and listen to an interview he did with his father on his latest podcast. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toe Flop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miki Mu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ART IS THE ONLY ESCAPE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homesick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RatchiNYC. Cramcept (photo © Jaime Rojo)
El Cono (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Fou (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tess Parker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kevin Caplicki (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2023. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.30.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.30.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Where is the mafia news? Have you noticed how there is no news anymore about the mafia in the US? No sting operations, uncovered networks, perp walks, or wagging tongues? The New York tabloids used to go for days about Don this and Don that, accompanied by blurry surveillance photos in black and white. Did the mafia disappear? All our companies and industries and institutions are relatively free of corruption now, right?

Now our gripping concerns across the country are wokeism, racism, transphobia, ableism, ageism, pronouns, immigrants on the border, the government itself, abortion, and gun control. There are two teams, two sides; One is patently evil, and the other clearly is virtuous. Patriot vs Terrorist. Your solemn, weighty decision is to pick which team you are on and to join in the great debate as we head into election season, evidence of our thriving democracy! Go Team Good!

This week we wander through the seemingly emptier streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, The Village, and Soho to discover what street artists are bringing to their audience with earnest amor de primavera. The results are bracing, racing, effete, mysterious, hip hop, heady, graphic, and subversive: even as the flowering trees and ground vegetation is abloom, and the April rains have been prodigious.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Praxis, CRKSHNK, VOZ, Lexi Bella, Pear, Zexor, CP Won, Ollin, Phetus88, Eternal Possessions, Humble, Font147, and Whatifier.

Humble (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Humble (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Humble (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Humble (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Humble (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CP WON for East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#whatifier (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PEAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FONT147 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FONT147 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FONT147 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LOSO! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 and Hip Hop Is My Religion (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 and Hip Hop Is My Religion (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 and Hip Hop Is My Religion (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZEXOR. This roller piece has been on this wall for a minute; we’ve published it before. What’s remarkable this time around is that the city just completed the renovation of three small parks in the area, and this was one of them, and they left the graffiti intact. That hasn’t always been the case with municipal property. Graffiti is/was usually the first thing to get buffed/painted over, involving a beautification project by the city of New York. Not this time. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The palimpsest at the Houston/Bowery Wall continues… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
They It Forward (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ollin Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ollin Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Pink Dogwood. Spring 2023. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.26.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.26.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! New York is coming alive as spring approaches – and there is a lot of new graffiti and street art suddenly. We are also awash in news that keeps everyone jumping! The international-soon-to-be-national-bank crisis that is underway, the possible (likely) imposition of CBDC’s in its wake, the BRICs alliances building and de-dollarization of the world economy, the US funding of war in Ukraine, the attacks on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by the same actors, the pending candidacy and/or arrest of NYC native Donald Trump, the non-transitory inflation rate that is outpacing our wages, creeping facial recognition software and cameras into every part of our culture without our permission, the total capture of our news outlets… .

On the good news side, our crime rate has been dropping a lot – even though dunderheads like Mike Mother Pence says we’re having a “crime wave.” Ya’ll just better educate yourselves – New Yorkers are a pain in the arse and are quick to argue about stupid things, but we also like credit for our crime rate dropping, please. Also, we like our new tulips and daffodils and pretty birds singing in the trees. Thank you.

And now, onto our new selections of fabulous graffiti and street art for your pleasure.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Louis Masai, Praxis VGZ, Degrupo, Jorit, Phetus88, Hektad, Qzar, Hugo Gyrl, Jim Tozzi, Toe Flop, Jappy Agoncillo, Tukios Art, BlackStar, Rocking Bones, and Dana van Vueren.

Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dana van Vueren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Burt, I barely knew thee. Jim Tozzi in collaboration with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hugo Gyrl with previous work by Amanda Wong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rocking Bones (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to BlackStar. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit in collaboration with Tukios Art pay tribute to Muhammad Ali. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Lauryn Hill. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit pays tribute to Bayard Rustin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jappy Agoncillo pays tribute to Michelle Yeoh, who just won the Best Actress Academy Award this week for her role in the movie that won Best Movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The despair, disorientation, and absolute clarity of this movie make it a fitting emblem for our times. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai lectures everyone about their behavior. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Louis Masai (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toe Flop (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified collaboration (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEKTAD hanging from hearts (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. March 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.13.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.13.22

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

One of the hardest weeks of our lives. But we’re still here to give you another posting of new shots of street art and graffiti on the streets. Thank you for your support, and thank God for the creative spirit that keeps us inspired, our cities alive, informed, and in-touch with the common person.

The so-called ‘Red Wave’ (red tsunami, red hurricane, etc.) didn’t materialize in the mid-term elections Tuesday despite the drumbeat on corporate media. On the other hand, the Democratic party can’t be too proud of their “squeaker” win – or their incremental moves to the corporate right for four decades. Nothing to sing and dance about.

Meanwhile, a large swath of previously middle-class people continues to slip into poverty every day – working 2, 3 jobs at a time and still not able to make ends meet. It is more obvious than ever in this modern age, there is no party run by the people.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Praxis, SRKSHNK, Lexi Bella, Homesick, Chupa, Ivanorama, Kimyon333, Sinclair the Vandal, Cramcept, SORE, Qzar, Lasak, Uwont, Aidz, Delae, SGVT, and NYC Kush Co. and Sean9Lugo.

Mobb Deep tribute by Sean9Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cramcept. Is it just us, or do we see mushrooms everywhere lately? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC Kush Co. See?(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Qzar (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Son (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homesick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SGVT (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kimyon333 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
What a clown. Ivanorama (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SORE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
UWONT. AIDZ. DELAE. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lasak. Chupa. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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What’s The Word On The Street?

What’s The Word On The Street?

Oh, Word? Word.

We may take them for granted, but these can be the most powerful, impactful things that we can do during our lifetime. That is why we follow the street scribes and listen to what is said and how. Because of the effort that it takes an artist or a poet, or a preacher to prepare these texts for us to read in the public sphere, we give them a little more respect. Perhaps you find them inspiring, puzzling, angering, or a waste of time.

If well chosen and well placed, the written word has the power to move mountains.

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” -Unknown

Failure Is Not An Option. Sticker Maul. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Savior El Mundo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.” -Joseph Conrad

Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.” -Unknown

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KING (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” -John Keating

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.” -Betty Eadie

Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.09.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.09.22

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

As the graffiti and street art high season draws to a close, we remark on the stunning array of new faces on the New York scene this year, as well as a large crop of maturing talents from the last decade or so. The length of the cycle for artists working on the street varies some, but we’ve been around enough to see many of the early 2000s stars fade away or move on to other things. The voice of this new generation is as challenging as ever and perhaps more savvy in many ways. Still, it’s good to see the re-appearance this month of folks like Hera in New York – a talent whose global and studio escapades have made her a revered street artist over about two decades.

Our thanks to all the artists of all persuasions and longevity for giving voice and character to our public spaces.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Queen Andrea, Praxis,CRKSHNK, Lexi Bella, Danielle Mastrion, Homesick, Hera, Panic, Seo, Insane 51, Habibi, Didi, Keops, OSK, AAA, EXR, RJG Rock, L.O.U.R.S., Nohemi, Hazard One, and Emesa.

Hera AKA Herakut with Didi. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hera with Didi. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hera with Didi. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hera with Didi. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hera with Didi. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danielle Mastrion (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Emesa (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hazard One (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexi Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nohemi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Insane 51 for The Bushwick Collective. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Insane 51 for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
L.O.U.R.S. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
L.O.U.R.S. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RJG Rock (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Keops (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homesick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SEO PANIC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AAA x EXR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis in collaboration with OSK. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Habibi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan. October 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.07.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.07.22

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

An exceptional collection of new works from across the city today. The streets are not resting this summer in New York.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Praxis VOZ, Toxicomano, ERRE, A Visual Bliss, Huetek, Hef, COrn Queen, DepsOne, Baby Nivo, Vaynegiare, Ark, and Aerosol Kingdom.

ARK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Aerosol Kingdom. A Visual Bliss (photo © Jaime Rojo)
C0rn Queen (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toxicomano (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toxicomano (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vaynegiare (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ERRE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ERRE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huetek (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEF (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEF (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Baby Nivo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Black Lives Matter…yes don’t you ever forget. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DepsOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DepsOne. Detail. The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. Summer 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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