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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.06.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.06.22

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Happy New Year of the Tiger! We found some on the street this week in New York, no surprise perhaps.

In other news, OG train writer Chris “Daze” Ellis captured the attention of The New York Times this Friday with his new contemporary art show “Give it All You Got” at P·P·O·W Gallery, and in a related story, according to the New York Daily News, there were 120 graffiti-related incidents on subway trains in January 2021, a 21% increase compared to the same period last year.

The differences between the 1970s/80s and today, as it pertains to graffiti and street art, are vast; Phillips auction house has an exhibition of graffiti artists that we estimate to be valued well into the millions, author/critic Carol Diehl is on a tour promoting her book “Banksy Completed” (MIT Press) which argues that we all complete his works, BSA has officially opened a new library with Martha Cooper at Urban Nation (Berlin) dedicated to being the penultimate resource for academic research and literature related to graffiti and street art around the world, street artist Shepard Fairey just sold out a 7,400 piece generative NFT art project on OpenSea, and 1970s/80s artists/graffiti writers like Futura and Zephr are being interviewed by iconic cultural critic Carlo McCormick at the Wexner Museum.

In his curatorial incarnation, Carlo has been organizing an enormous new exhibition about New York’s ‘downtown’ scene that he’s curating with Peter Eleey to open this July at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing featuring “several defining works of this generation, such as paintings and drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.”  McCormick, you will remember, originated the concept and title for his book Trespass : a History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, which made the direct connection between fine art, the avant-garde, and the various street/public art practices of serious radical art movements like those popularized in the 1960’s by Guy Debord and the Situationistes Intérnationales. With these movements and arguments informing our view, it’s simplistic to be so polarized when assessing the value given/damage done by illegal graffiti writers and street artists.

Today our public/private debates about whether someone’s aerosol creation is vandalism or art are far more complex, more palpable than before. Thanks to the validation of graffiti and street art as a cultural force by fashion designers, toy manufacturers, home goods stores, clothing chains, commercial brands, film directors, art collectors, auction houses, artists, writers, professors, and respected education and art institutions, these practices of art-making on the street are enmeshed in the culture, fully a part of it.

One of these days a train car covered with graffiti will head to the yards for buffing… and reappear at an art fair, a Sotheby’s auction, or in the back yard of an avid collector. Our thoughts turn to the “Fun Gallery” refrigerator covered with graffiti tags in that is currently on display at the Phillips “Graffiti” show on Park Avenue right now.

And so we turn to our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Billye Merrill, BK Foxx, Crash, DrewOne, Elle, Eraquario, Eskae, Jenkins2D, Lamour Supreme, MAD, Manuel Alejandro, Osiris Rain, Praxis, REDS, Sipros, The Creator, The DRIF, and Twice.

Manuel Alejandro, The Creator. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billye Merrill with East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx with East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx with East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crash and The Drif with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Crash in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eraquario (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Individual Activist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ben Keller with East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elle and REDS in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elle and REDS in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LAmour Supreme in Miami is tagged by Twice and Eskae. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LAmour Supreme in Miami is tagged by Crons, Fume, Mad, Twice, and Eskae. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Osiris Rain in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jenkins2D with East Vialle Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros and DrewOne in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Wallabout Channel. Brooklyn, NYC. January 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Images Of The Week: 07.11.21

Images Of The Week: 07.11.21

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Happy NYC Marathon! The trees all over the city appear to be at peak every year around this event – just check the aerial shot of the finish line as the runners cross it in Central Park today. Also, set your clocks back one hour today, or you’ll arrive late for work tomorrow. If you have a job, that is.

News this week that the prolific and cryptic text writer RAMBO has passed away. We extend our condolences to his friends and family. His passing follows quickly the death of the octogenarian Irish-New York street artist Robert Janz, whose street collages and text installations served as witnesses to ecological and social issues he felt strongly about, as well as were a commentary on the human condition in all its mysteries. Our condolences to all those who were touched by the work and the spirit of Mr. Janz.

Our interview with the street today includes Adrian Wilson, ERRE, Fernsehturn Berlin, Jim Avignon, Layer Cake, Miss Glueniverse, Peter Missing, Praxis, Ron Miller, Sara Lynne-Leo, Joanna Wietecka, Styro, and Toxicomano.

Colombia’s Toxicomano was in the streets of New York recently along with Erre. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Styro Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adrian Wilson with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss Glueniverse & Joanna Wietecka for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss Glueniverse & Joanna Wietecka for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fernsehturn Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss Glueniverse & Joanna Wietecka for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Layer Cake for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cheer Up, Maggie! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nat At Art. Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toxicomano, Erre, and Praxis for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ron Miller for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jim Avignon for Urban Spree in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Peter Missing for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Peter Missing for Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untilted. Berlin with clouds. October 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.26.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.26.21

The Harvest Moon flooded New York skies three nights this week as we welcomed the fall equinox and we all stared up at the sky and the Koreans ate mooncakes and the tensions on the street seemed to tighten and then release. There is a fresh new hell of a Covid vaccine fight threatening staffing at hospitals, but luckily this week food delivery workers successfully fought for and won better conditions from a parasitic app/restaurant system that extracted their labor and gave precious little back in return. Schools opened and we’ve ducked a few good storms; the Italian Catholics are celebrating the Feast of San Gennaro and the Hasidic Jews are celebrating in those small sukkah buildings all around some neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

A pause. It’s unusual to feel this sense in this city – but it’s there – on a sunny day where the sky is clear of clouds and a flock of geese still waddles and honks in the tall weeds and garbage by the Wallabout Channel. Is it a pause of satisfaction at the end of a summer full of fun, or perhaps a calm resignation before a storm as businesses are staying closed or operating at reduced staff. And while the Federal Reserve and ECB and World Bank insist there is just a smidgen of temporary, transitory inflation, tell us why a pound of butter is $6.00 at the local deli, the average price of a used car is $25K, and shipping container prices have soared to $20K?

There is a steady number of new street art pieces going up on doorways, power boxes, and concrete walls, but they are competing all of the triumphal purple and blue and pink Morning Glories flooding fences and walls and garden gates in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn – a most generous overflow that summer gives as a parting gift.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Cssh4, Cheak, Clown Soldier, Diva Dogla, Drecks, ERRE, Fat Jak, Font 147, Goblin, Goog, JerkFace, Little Ricky, Mort Art, Praxis, Rambo, Seibot, Sinclair the Vandal, and Smetsky.

Jerkface gave his double Mickey Mouse a face lift. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cash Poor 907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mort Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Seibot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diva Dogla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fatjak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smet Sky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Font 147 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre says “Come Mierda” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goblin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cheak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair The Vandal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goog (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Last day of Summer. Brooklyn, NYC. September 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.01.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.01.20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

How was your blue moon, and your time switch, and your Beyloween? And your 6-3 Supreme Court?

Feeling dizzy? Not much to worry about should be a slow week coming up.

Here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week including Billy Barnacles, Calicho Art, City Kitty, D7606, Fire Flower, GoInco, Lucky, Lunge Box, Phetus, Praxis, Ree Vilomar, Turtle Caps, Wayne, Zuliamiau.

Phetus (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zulimiau (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wayne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty, Turtle Caps (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty, Turtle Caps (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fire Flower (photo © Jaime Rojo)
D7606 in collaboration with Lunge Box and City Kitty. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Golnco (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ree Vilomar (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eleanor Roosevelt does the right thing in NYC…and the person in the background follows a leader… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.14.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.14.20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

It’s great to see that artists on the streets are actually reaching out to help passersby with enthralling words of encouragement these days – the signs and messages we’re seeing are sentiments such as “We will persevere!” and “No Fear. Keep Going!”

Perhaps it is the vacuum of support that has been created by the Divider in Chief – as well as the acquiescent one-party corporate Demoblicans who all haven’t the slightest desire to lead or actually support you in these times of crisis for millions.

And to this we add our voice; Hang in there people! You got this! We are going to pull through this stronger and more united, despite the disinformation war that is arrayed before us. Today people are once again taking to the streets around the world in a populist fervor not seen since the ’60s when Baby Boomers hadn’t abandoned their principles yet. What a pendulum we swing on!

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Buff Monster, Dan Witz, Gianni Lee, Mtitya Pisliak, Praxi, Skewville, and Techno Deco.

A Brooklyn Gen Z hippie invokes grandpa’s favorite band, the Grateful Dead, to suggest that the way to solve racism is to get racists high. blacklivesmatter (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#blacklivesmatter (photo © Jaime Rojo)
blacklivesmatter (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No Justice. No Peace. Defund the Police. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Erenthal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“Stop Gaslighting” J Kos (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Somehow, through every civic or societal chapter, Marilyn Monroe reappears in New York. Artist is called Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Even skeletons wear masks for safety. Gianni Lee (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gianni Lee (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“No Fear. Keep Going” Mitya Pisliak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
“We will persevere!” Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Witz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Techno Deco (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skewville still kicking around. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Astoria, Queens. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.24.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 63

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.24.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 63

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy Memorial Day Weekend in the US. Happy Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 to all our friends celebrating it, wherever you are. Wash you hands, practice social distancing, don’t fight with people over small things. It’s not worth it.

This week we have some new art from the streets that appears purposeful and dense with meaning – not beating around the bush these days. Maybe there is too much at stake, and artists know it too.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Caryn Cast, Cheer Up, City Kitty, Dylan Egon, Gane , Glare Rakn, Hearts NY, Praxis, and Sara Lynne-Leo.

Hearts NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sidebusted Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cheer Up (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Caryn Cast (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dylan Egon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dylan Egon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dylan Egon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Flash on top. Gane on the bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Glare Rakn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. SOHO, NY. 05.2020 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 56

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 56

Times are tough but so are you.

Such a New York sentiment and at the heart of it we believe in our fellow New Yorkers and people in general to pull through this series of cavalcading catastrophes that are befalling us as many of our would-be leaders stand by and watch.

“Times are tough..” – It’s also a new piece this week on BSA Images of the Week from Captain Eyeliner. Let’s look for common ground, fundamental fairness and a common dream – without being tricked into fighting each other.

Meanwhile here’s some of the genius and humorous works this week on New York streets (and one from Tel Aviv), as we nurse our wounds and mourn our dead, and praise our nurses – and so many others. Hang tough people!

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Adam Fujita, Almost Over Keep Smiling, Billy Barnacles, Captain Eyeliner, CRKSNK, Lunge Box, Maya Hayuk, Merk, No Sleep, Praxis, Quasar, Sac Six, Tag, and You Go Girl!

Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Maya Hayuk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Amy Makes Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QUASAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Merk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#tag in Tel Aviv (photo @Tag)
No Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SOHO, NYC. May 2020 (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: 02.09.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.09.20

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The pronounced disparities and hypocrisies of society are now on display and on parade in our politics, on our multiple screens, in our bank accounts, our hospitals, our music, our schools, our neighborhoods, and in our Street Art — which again proves an apt and reliable reflection of society, despite the fog.

While our politicians and political machines and corporate media and cultural institutions are now being questioned more openly and often for their alliances, their entrenched classism, and exploitation of the rank-and-file, you can see those dynamics reflected in the messages and alliances that are occurring in Street Art as well – and questioned more often as well.

Will a torrent of populism be unleashed? Will our institutions fall or further erode? Who knows. As ever, one must be vigilant to spot the colorful wolf in populist clothes, often right in front of you in black and white.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street featuring Adam Fu, Albertus Joseph, Anthony Lister, Captain Eyeliner, COSBE, CRKSHNK, JR, Poet Was Taken, Praxis, Sara Lynne Leo, Vivid Trash, Will Power, Wing, and WK Interact.

JR in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum. “JR: Chronicles”. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JR. Detail. “JR: Chronicles” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poet Was Taken (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Will Power x Albertus Joseph (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cosbe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Lister (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vivid Trash (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK…speaking of vivid trash… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WK Interact (photo © Jaime Rojo)
East River. Winter 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.08.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.08.19

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring BRCEDU, Captain Eyeliner, Damon, Dark Clouds,Fhake, Ghake, Jerk Face, Mad Villian, Mattew Hyte, MurOne, Praxis, R Burns Wilder, Shepard Fairey, Sinned, Stikman, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Thomas Allen, and Vy.

Thomas Allen in collaboration with Ethan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. This piece has been vandalized. The original artwork included a bouquet of flowers and text that read: “LET BLACK MEN BE SOFT”. They both have been buffed by an unknown person. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BRCEDU…damn right! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mad Vaillian (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fhake (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mattew Hyte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This piece by an unidentified artist has been restored. The tag and posters have been removed. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chapeter 23 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chapeter 23 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
R Burns Wilder x Sinned (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MurOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jerke Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.21.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.21.19

Dog days of summer be damned, the Street Art in all of its fabulous illegal varieties, the true Vox Populi (and self-advertisment) persists and insists through the streets this July.

On the topic of illegal, we’ll state it again for the many persons who have an incorrect impression – Street Art, by definition, is illegal. If it is not illegal, please do not call it Street Art. That work you are looking at is probably a mural. Unfortunately we’ve seen some recent flagrant misuses of the term by some folks who probably should know better.

Good to see “Hysterical Men” here in New York, after admiring the campaign from Philly. The artwork reminds us of Robbie Conal as well, who is reliably skewering public officials with his wilting depictions of them on posters on the street. This week we also were reminded of Chicago’s Dont Fret when we saw the work of Matt Starr, with his textual witticisms. Don’t get us wrong, its not a criticism to have similar work – it’s just an observation.

Finally, considering the treatment of immigrants, the mounting fascism, racism, misogyny, and rageful ignorance being modelled and engendered from the highest offices in the land, we’re shocked that, with a few notable exceptions, Street Artists are not taking those messages to the streets. So much for its reputation for being activist. Not so much.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring Benjamin’s Brother, Bones, Cammix Vx, Captain Eyeliner, Diva Dolga, Domingo Zapata, Dr. Nothing, Hysterical Men, Invisible Essence, Little Ricky, Matt Siren, Matt Starr, Mattew Wythe, Mr. Djoul, Obey, Praxis, Raddington Falls, Rammellzee, Sara Lynne Leo, Sinclair, Sunflower Soulz, The Postman Art, and You Go Girl!

Sara Lynne Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Choose Love (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mattew Hyte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Obey (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sunflower Soulz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hysterical Men…fighting for women’s rights…the wrong way… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hysterical Men (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Starr (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Starr (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Domingo Zapata (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dr. Nothing (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bones (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CammixVx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invisible Essence . The Postman Art. Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Symbol…FYI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Benjamin’s Brother (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diva Dolga . Raddington Falls . Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair (photo © Jaime Rojo)
You Go Girl! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Djoul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rammellzee looking dapper at Beyond the Streets exhibition in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Palimpsest in Manhattan. July 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.14.19 / Selections From Welling Court 2019

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.14.19 / Selections From Welling Court 2019

It’s an annual event in Street Art and mural programs in New York for the last decade, The Welling Court Festival – now poised to be a victim of its own success. The original concept by a couple who ran Ad Hoc gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the neighborhood was full of working class and economically struggling families in a part of the city that had fallen into the margins. Suddenly it was full of color and imagination thanks to Garrison and Alison Buxton and their eclectic and widely dispersed cadre of local and international graffiti and Street Artists who spent one weekend out of the summer smashing walls side by side with community members in a cacophonous untamed way.

This year was no different, with families and children getting into the action, and relationships renewed between artists and admirers on a gorgeous New York summer weekend in June. But what is also evident is the invasion of developers and higher-rent homes and businesses being built. You’ve seen this movie before, and you know how it ends. Owners cash in, renters are priced out, and these walls will be commercial shortly – used to sell shampoo.

The connection between murals and gentrification? That debate continues, but for some, it’s a settled causational relationship. The question about what to do about it, if anything, is unsettled – and unsettling.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street (or boardwalk), this time featuring Caleb Neelon, Cey Adams, Depoe, Rene Gagnon, JCorp, Kimyon333, NYC Hooker, Peat Wolleager, Pinky Weber, Sara Erenthal, Caryn Cast, Joe Iurato, John Fekner, Never, Praxis, Queen Andrea, Hellbent, Bella Pharma, Color Eyes, and Hiss.

This is summer y’all. Caryn Cast knows better. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Joe Iurato: Art Is For Everybody. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Peat Wollaeger added his portrait of Keith Haring on the asphalt to complete Joe’s tribute to the artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
John Fekner & Don Leicht with a tribute to Elaine de Kooning (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Never (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Imagine876 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bella Phame (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Color Eyes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rene Gagnon (photo © Jaime Rojo) (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cey Adams (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JCorp (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Caleb Neelon . Lena McCarthy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Erenthal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pinky Weber . NYC Hooker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Depoe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kimyon333 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A call out from #keepinitstreet (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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