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Images of the Week 10.07.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Barry McGee, Berth Control, BustArt, Cash4, Hot Tea, JM, Michael DeFeo, OverUnder, Rae, Shie Moreno, Smells, Spiro, Swoon, and Willow. First we start with a selection of details from the brand new piece by Brooklyn Street Artist Swoon that appeared on the street recently – in her inimitable style of revealing an internal world at play within the larger structure.

Swoon. “Neenee. Bradock”.  Swoon created this piece to raise funds for the restoration of the church in Braddock, PA. This hand tinted what paste for the streets was done on a metal fence with a colorful background by a different artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee. Braddock”. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee. Braddock”. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee. Braddock”. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee. Braddock”. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee. Braddock”. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail of the maquette of the church as envisioned by the artist during a recent fundraiser called “Pearlys”. (photo © Jaime Rojo via Iphone)

Swoon. Detail of the miniature mode of the church as envisioned by the artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo via Iphone)

Shie Moreno (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JM, Berth Control (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Smells . Cash4 . Spiro (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Barry McGee’s completed mural. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BustArt in Amsterdam goes after the behaviors of corporate chains. (photo © BustArt)

Hot Tea’s latest very subtle installation almost got lost here in the photo. Too bad, as this is one of his best installs so far. The fonts are beautifully rendered with the yarn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images of the Week 09.02.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Cassius Fouler, Cruz, Dan Witz, Distort, Don John, Faust, GR170, Hellbent, Knarf, Leon Reid IV, Lumpenpack Crew, Meer Sau, Noah Sparkes, Rae, Ryan Doyle, Sobekicis, Sofia Maldonado, Swoon, and Toven from places like Brooklyn, Baltimore, Copenhagen, Vienna, Austria and Croatia.

Special shout out to photographers Meer Sau, Henrik Haven, and our own Jaime Rojo for getting all these great exclusive shots for BSA readers.

Sofia Maldonado (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unkonwn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Knarf from Lumpenpack Crew in Vienna, Austria. (photo © Knarf)

Knarf from Lumpenpack Crew in Vienna, Austria. (photo © Knarf)

Meersau from Lumpenpack Crew. Knarf taking a piss in Croatia. (photo © Meer Sau)

Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sobekcis in Copenhagen (photo © Henrik Haven)

Gr170 in Søllerødgade on the North Side of Copenhagen for Galore Festival. Stay tuned for more coverage of the Galore Festival coming this week. (photo © Henrik Haven)

Distort (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Toven in Baltimore (photo © Toven)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cruz in Milan (photo © Federico Cruz)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Brooklyn Shelflife Project by Showpaper created for BAMArts 2012 and curated by Andrew H. Shirley included five sculptures that will serve as “kiosks” for Showpaper. Finally three of the pieces, shown above, were installed outside the Brooklyn Academy of Music as they were originally intended. From left to right: Swoon and Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV and Noah Sparkes, Cassius Fouler and Faust. Click here to see our coverage of this show as it was being installed back in June. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Swoon and Ryan Doyle piece being admired and contemplated for peeing upon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Is this a quartet of pop heroes? Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don John in Copenhagen (photo © Don John)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 07.29.12

Our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Brilla, Demo, El Sol 25, En Masse, Evereman, Feral Child, Issa, Lambros, Luca Missoni, MOR, Olek, Rae, SSDD and Swampy.

Swampy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

RAE (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Didn’t your mother ever tell you that you will be judged by the friends you keep? Lambros (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OLEK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Evereman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Feral Child (photo © Jaime Rojo)

En Masse Van for Fountain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

En Masse Van for Fountain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

En Masse Van for Fountain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Issa (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Issa (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A rare gate from El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Could be The Abominable Snow Monster or maybe your tenth grade Geometry teacher, Mr. Hairdell. This one was spotted on Bedford Ave (photo © Jaime Rojo)

SSDD “My Eyes Are Up Here” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Let me slip out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini” said the statuesque David by dEmo and Luca Missoni. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rae In Chicago

Street Artist Rae from the BK tied a knot in the busted fanbelt of his heavily rusted ’83 Camaro with no A/C and made a long hot trip to Chicago last week to visit Nick and Seth at Pawnworks – and to hit up some walls. Whether it’s a scrapyard sculpture or multicolored mural, Rae’s stiff and speckled street dudes are often animated and gesticulating about something very important – but you might not know exactly what. Dapper, direct, and a bit childlike, you have to show them respect because they remind you of your Uncle Eugene who always starts out normal at the family reunion but ends up sitting at a picnic table under an oak tree by himself putting egg salad in his hair and talking about quarter-horse racing or the Republicans or Rupert Murdoch.

RAE (photo © courtesy of Pawn Works Gallery)

“We were very excited to be able to host Rae in Chicago to do some work as part of an on-going mural project in the Historic Pilsen neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago,” says Nick Marzullo.

Pawnworks Gallery have been asked to participate on a neighborhood project working with the local alderman, The Mexican Museum of Art and The Chicago Urban Art Society and other partners to beautify a stretch of wall in the Pilsen neighborhood. And there will be more to see first here on BSA. Says Nick, “Stay tuned for more as there is an array of amazing artists planned to come out to participate in the future”.

I had this dream that I was naked and rollerskating in the park. RAE (photo © courtesy of Pawn Works Gallery.

RAE (photo © courtesy of Pawn Works Gallery)

 

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Street Art, Bomb Scares, and Times of Anxiety

Last Friday morning all was going normally on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn as the  cool, crisp breeze of a sunny May day made New York as it often is: Glorious. Up and down the sidewalk smartly dressed professionals hurriedly carried coffees and pushed baby carriages as meandering tourists stared quizzically at clean cut NYU students in their search for the fabled hipster scene that their travel guides had told them would be here.

Suddenly police activity seemed to hasten on the streets and police patrol cars were rushing to sidewalks and scattering flustered pedestrians. Within a matter of minutes Bedford Avenue was cordoned off with “CRIME SCENE” yellow tape from North 4th to North 7th streets and officers in various uniforms descended upon the neighborhood with fire trucks wailing and helicopters thundering.

Quickly word spread that there was a bomb scare. Possibly in a tree.

photo © Jaime Rojo

“Scare” is a relative word for New Yorkers, as police gently prodded curious rubberneckers to stand back and swept sleepy cafes clear of reticent morning journal doodlers. An impressive armamentarium of tools and gadgets were pulled from trucks and trunks and assembled in a somewhat semi-circular arrangement near a shady tree that bended gently back and forth with the breeze.

These officers’ firm and calm demeanor gave a sunny day a relaxed atmosphere, but the tension was still thick – a potential bomb was in the midst and protection was top priority. The offending piece in question hung from a thin metal arm duct-taped to the tree’s limb; the container was a simple deli grocery bag with the ubiquitous pledge of fealty to the city, “I Love NY” screen-printed on the front. The little bag swung gently as wires poked out from it’s handled top.

photo © Jaime Rojo

photo © Jaime Rojo

To photographers who document Street Art every day in this city, continuously scanning the urban environment for any manner of creative expression, this object might have caught an eye and been captured with a camera. But frankly, the competition for attention is fierce.

Williamsburg nearly birthed the Street Art scene here in the early 00s when artists called it home and every discipline of fine art transmuted itself into installation. A new sort of direct engagement with the public sphere took root and it continues to grow in cities around the world. No longer simply stencils, wheat-pasted paper or stickers on a news kiosk, in Brooklyn you are now likely to see more three dimensional pieces like a DarkClouds board bolted to a sign post, a steel REVS sculpture welded to a fence, a tiny match-stick Stikman embedded in the pavement, or a pink and purple camouflaged crocheted piece by OLEK covering an entire bicycle.  For years local artist Leviticus has been reassembling discarded furniture, musical instruments and found objects and placing them on these sidewalks on Bedford Avenue to the indifference of the rivers of people walking by.

And let’s not forget so-called “conceptual” work, ever able to confound.

photo © Jaime Rojo

In the case of this piece, this non-bomb in a tree, the materials were very familiar to the public: A vellum plastic box, an “I Love New York” shopping plastic bag, duct tape, some wires. The materials? Non-threatening. Their arrangement and location: potentially threatening.

According to news reports, the artist Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested long after the scare was called off as he was discovered installing a second piece not far up the street. It appears he had planned an illuminated string of bags to pay a tribute of some sort to the city.

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According to the New York Times and The Huffington Post, Mr. Miyakawa, 50 years old, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the first degree, two counts of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree criminal nuisance. He was also placed under psychological evaluation.

Few will rightly question the actions of the bomb squad to prevent a catastrophic event from taking place, and most would openly express thanks for their work that can put them at great risk. But art like this, and any sanctioned public art that goes through a more vetted process, does raise questions about its intersection with the law and ethics. In a time when almost anything is considered as possible art, it also could be considered a possible bomb.

Should an artist be held accountable for every possible interpretation of the work, despite its original intention?  Can other evidence be considered before assigning guilt? Does an artist, particularly those who install work without permission, bear responsibility to consider it’s effect on public safety? During a time in our history that is permeated with vacillating levels of fear and anxiety, should we attempt to agree on some guidelines?

Online images of Miyakawa’s studio and coworkers and their methodical design plans for this installation make you think he’s probably not a criminal, just a kooky artist with a questionable judgement. Welcome to New York; that sort of thing is the norm where academic and creative investigation often pushes into unusual territory we haven’t been in before. It even appears his intentions were to cheer the public – an expression of love for his city.  But one does wonder what affect a renewed surveillance of trees and signposts and street furniture might bring to a Street Art scene that doesn’t look like it has tired of exploring itself.

Takeshi Miyakawa “I Love New York” This is how the installation was left after it was dismantled by the police. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Below are some examples of work on the street that are more than your run-of-the-can aerosol art.

In later winter this year artist Jean Seestadt created a series of installations in bus shelters and subway cars entitled “If You See Somethin;”. Her idea was to highlight the issue of objects that we encounter on our daily routine and as we use the public transportation system. Jean Seestadt. “If You See Somethin'” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jean Seestadt. “If You See Somethin'” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click here to read our full interview with Ms. Seestadt and to see more images of her installation.

An unknown artist installed a series of metal and glass “eye” sculptures in Williamsburg in 2007 and 2008. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here is a pair of BZBD shoes with LED lights in the soles for an installation a couple of weeks ago in Brooklyn. (photo © BZBD)

A shack installation in Brooklyn by an unknown artist. Or maybe it was a fort? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Street Artist XAM creates and places bird feeders and dwellings all over the city. Some are fitted with solar panels and an LED light. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read our interview with XAM here.

RAE commonly uses discarded household items and vintage appliances to create his sculptures before bolting them to streets signs. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OLEK has become well known for crocheting entire coverings for bicycles, strollers, sculpture, and even the Wall Street Bull. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images of the Week 05.06.12


Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring AIPOTV, Dain, Jaye Moon, JR, Miyok, Rae, Sanpaku, Tate & Modern, Tazz, Tripel, Willow and Wing.

Jaye Moon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaye Moon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Looks like RAE has been hanging out in Chinatown lately (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Willow experiments with ceramic tiles. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tripel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sanpaku. Look it up! Eye dare you. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tazz takes a crafty turn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tate & Modern in Manhattan. “Pardon us for noting, but the last vaguely interesting viral wheatpaste idea occurred in 2002”  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Help us understand Gilbert and George! Tate & Modern (photo © Jaime Rojo)

AIPOTV (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Miyok (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 04.15.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Don John, Enki, General Howe, James Nardone, Never, Rae, Sheryo, Stikman, The Yok, and Willow.

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Never, The Yok and Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Never, The Yok and Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

General Howe is waging war in Wisconsin (photo © General Howe)

Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown in Reykjavik, Iceland (photo © Enki)

Artist Unknown in Istanbul, Turkey (photo © James Nardone)

Artist Unknown in Istanbul, Turkey (photo © James Nardone)

Don John in Berlin, Germany (photo © Don John)

Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week: 02.26.12

Images of the Week: 02.26.12

Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring AVOID, Boxpark, Dan Witz, Gilf!, Jaye Moon, Kosbe, Love Me, bunny M, Power Revolution, Pure Evil, Rae, and some new stuff in London from guest photographer Geoff Hargadon.

bunny M appears with a parable. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)

bunny M (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pure Evil making posters last night at Boxpark, a pop up mall made of shipping containers in Shoreditch, London. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Pure Evil installing the posters at Boxpark. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dan Witz brings his “Dark Doings” to the streets of downtown Los Angeles for LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Dan Witz)

Artist Unknown (Or is it an unfinished advertisement?) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

RAE (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And that’s the last word from the streets of Brick Lane in London. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Power Revolution (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaye Moon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Marilyn is always game. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Love Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kosbe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Avoid. Buy More Stuff! I can’t. It’s sold out! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 10.23.11

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Our weekly interview with the streets; this week including Cake, Dain, Elbow-Toe, General Howe, Joshua John, Obey, Olek, Rae, Shepard Fairey, Swampy, and Swoon.

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Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swampmobile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joshua John. Detail. Joshua put this piece up back in June. When it was damaged he returned to update it. See the updated piece on the image below.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joshua John. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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It’s harvest time. That’s why this heavy headed sunflower installation by Elbow Toe seems perfect on an October day.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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We are still tracing the relationship between the economy and the occurrence of all things Street Art. Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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General Howe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shepard Fairey seeing double.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Can I park here? Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Olek waiting her turn for some fine detailin’ (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An old Olek that we had but never published (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 05.01.11 – May Day

Images of the Week 05.01.11 – May Day

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Our weekly interview with the street hits some bright notes including new arrivals from El Sol 25, Specter, and Faile along with some shots Futura did of HAHA in Melbourne and even a taste of Kentucky Street Art.

The roll call this week; Bast, Billi Kid, Clown Soldier, El Sol 25, Faile, L.E.T., QRST, Rae, Romi, S, and Specter.

brooklyn-street-art-specter-rae-jaime-rojo-05-11-webSpecter’s tall portrait alongside Rae welcomes everybody to Brooklyn.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Julian Assange gets a little tarted up to go out on the streets of Melbourne in these photos by Futura of stencilist HAHA. (photo © Futura)

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Looking askance in this Warholian repetition, Julian Assange in Melbourne by HAHA, shot by Futura (photo © Futura)

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Popping up among the tulips, Faile’s new Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The new Faile Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Another rotation – Faile’s new Prayer Wheel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Would you take a look at these Manhattan Gams! May is rose month for Billi Kid.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aging like a fine wine, this Bast splash rests below what looks like an advertising campaign by comedian Stephen Colbert. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A portion of a Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A mylar stencil sticker shyly attempts to keep the company of this Faile lady who appeared late in the winter. Doesn’t look like she’s warming up to the idea. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Somebody call for a Plumber? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L.E.T. plays with the I Love New York logo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L.E.T. plays with the I Love New York logo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST is adding an aquamarine contingent. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Romi makes an environmental statement in what may be our first ever  example of Kentucky street art (photo © Romi)

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stay tuned on BSA this week as we’ll bring to you an interview and studio visit with enigmatic El Sol 25. This self described hippie artist has bounded onto the scene in the last three years with his colorful, witty and well executed hand painted collages.

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 04.03.11

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In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

The streets are coming alive with sculpture-like objects this spring – repurposed household items and brand new houses for the avian set are suddenly popping up like yellow and purple crocuses on the toxic banks of the Gowanus Canal. Also you’ll notice a bit more nudity these days, some frankly frank, as spring and a young man’s/woman’s fancy are abloom.

Here is our weekly interview with the street: this week featuring Fly Kid, Haculla, L.O.L. Von Shan, Obey, Rae, Rambo, RTTP, Sabio, Shepard Fairey, Stikman, Tristan Eaton, and XAM.

brooklyn-street-art-sculpture-jaime-rojo-04-11-4-web This sculpture, in SOHO by RAE is a perfect example of the ongoing D.I.Y. movement that adds to the conversation on the streets. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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RAE.  The thrills of photographing Street Art can be similar to those of a treasure hunt. When I have the opportunity to witness the public being engaged with the art in the street the thrill turns into poetry. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Guuurl, he is so fly! Fly Kid From Brooklyn  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)


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This billboard on the BQE has had a long run and it could be landmarked. Alternately, it could be a fine ad for Taco Bell fake meat products.  Sabio. Obey. Rambo  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-xam-jaime-rojo-04-11-13-webXAM’s bird houses seem to stay up for about a minute and a half – before they get damaged or removed; Possibly because they are obstructing traffic messages, dunno. They come with a satellite dish on top, presumably for in-home viewing of Animal Planet specials on the mini plasma.  “CSD DWELLING UNIT 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM “CSD DWELLING UNIT 3.0” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM “CSD FEEDING UNIT 1.0” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM “CSD DWELLING UNIT 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An instant Mash Up/Collage/Collab with a Supreme poster of Lady Gaga  – or is that Madonna? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L.O.L. Von Shan is rather straight backward about the subject. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This whole low-rider jeans thing has gotten out of hand. RTTP. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Haculla balances graff and street art, horror and humor. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Looks like RAE has a handle on the street sculpture matter. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikman internalizes Natalie Portman’s character (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” completed mural (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click on the link below to see process shots of the mural:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=19625

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Jaime Rojo. Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 01.23.11

Tonight it will be 7 degrees farenheit in Brooklyn, and the wind will blow down the East River to the Verrazano, around Coney Island and the Rockaways in a bashing fashion. New York City in January can be an inhospitable and unfriendly city, especially if you are a new arrival. “Where are all the people?” New Yorkers, all clad in blacks and grays pile out from the subway tunnels in droves and scurry fast down the sidewalk, like ants whose mound has been disturbed. The puffy fashions often mute gender, causing a great many otherwise fashionable or sexy dudes and dudettes to look like large tubers. Outside is a place to pass through as you stomp toward your dwelling without looking around or upward. Exhausted by layers of fabrics and zippers and buttons and laces and pulling on, over, and off – dropping bags and backpacks, the peeling off wet socks and salty boots are the final salvo before collapse. Depressed yet?

The flip side of this is that a lot of Street Artists are working in their kitchen/toolshed/studio right now and really putting a lot of effort into it – some are even stockpiling like squirrels for spring.  If it is sunny for a minute in the afternoon, and you can peer over your scarf on the icy snow piled sidewalks of Brooklyn for a second you’ll see there is some new Street Art here and there. There is  one reason to go outside and it’s encouraging to see that some street artists that call New York their home have been getting up despite the elements. It’s not really surprising to find that Street Artists are a scrappy lot; it kind of goes with the territory. Nonetheless it can bring a smile to your frozen face. Happy Winter.

And now our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring AVOne, AWR, BAST, DAIN, General Howe, Jim Darling, Katsu, Nasa, Nohj Coley, Rae, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Surge, and the Witness

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Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nohj Coley’s first interactive piece on the streets (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-12“Mucho Gusto!” Nohj Coley First interactive piece on the streets (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-14Nohj Coley detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nohj-coley-jaime-rojo-01-11-15Wanna see a movie? Nohj Coley detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-8A big new Dain about town looking quite continental. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-10Double the pleasure with Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-11Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-katsu-jaime-rojo-01-11Katsu (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-bast-1-jaime-rojo-01-11“Oh, fine thanks, except that I had to kill my boss.” Bast  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-bast-jaime-rojo-01-11Bast (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-skewville-jaime-rojo-01-11Skewville shows you to your entrance (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-general-howe-jaime-rojo-01-11General Howe commentarty on past and present events in our still young Nation (photo © Jaime Rojo)

On to warmer climates…. and here are some more images from the glut of new work in Miami that we’ve been showing you this month.

brooklyn-street-art-sofia-maldonado-primary-flight-miami-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11Sofia Maldonado. Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-jim-darling-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11-3Jim Darling created this expansive sculpture made entirely from found objects. We learned that the owner of the lot was at first pretty disturbed by the accumulation of junk until the piece began to take shape. Now of course they love it and the streets are a little cleaner too. Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-jim-darling-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11-4Jim Darling. Detail Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-The-Witnes-AWR-NASA-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11The Witness AWR NASA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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