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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.06.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.06.20

Anarchists and lawlessness on the streets of New York? Where are you looking exactly? This is a narrative that charlatans like to slander our fair city with, where we spent 8 hours hanging out on blankets on the grass yesterday in Prospect Park, performing anarchist acts like eating sandwiches, reading books, taking naps, going for walks with thousands of our neighbors. So far this is one of the most beautiful Labor Day Weekends we’ve seen in ages and there was no army present.

Every time the fearmonger’s from outside of NYC try to scare people into voting for something, you have to be amused by their ignorance and obvious disinformation – and wonder if it isn’t a generalized fear of black and brown people that drives their critiques. Maybe they are fearful that New Yorkers are the most ethnically diverse population in the country and we are always getting along just fine with each other, even liking and loving each other on a daily basis and we have been doing so for years. Gorgeous and expansively green Prospect Park in the middle of Brooklyn is a fine example of it this weekend – you’ll see people of many backgrounds hanging out happily and civilly, barbecuing meats and vegetables, playing volleyball with the youth group, tossing the frisbee with their girlfriend, sitting on blankets and playing board games with their kids and neighbors, helping babies take their first steps, helping grandpa into a folding chair.

We didn’t see one fight or argument Saturday, and the park was completely teeming with people, and we saw maybe one or two police officers throughout all day – because apparently tens of thousands of us co-New Yorkers know how to enjoy a sunny day in the park with each other and without invoking chaos. On blankets, in lawn chairs, on picnic tables – there we all were; Indians, Africans, Mexicans, Germans, Italians, Jews, Conservatives, Liberals, Koreans, Chinese, Europeans, Buddists, LGBTQI, singles, couples, families, church groups – too many to list here. You could see all kinds of different foods if you walked around and heard music being played – some of it live and spontaneous, like the Dixieland jazz band, the violin quartet, the guy on the flute. We love New York and we love New Yorkers more than ever before.

So, no, Mike Huckleberry or the Foxes or the Divider in Chief, we don’t fall for it because we know the great people of our city. Scare people in the middle of the country with stories about lawlessness in our city, but you don’t fool us for a second. For the record, 93% of the Black Lives Matter marches across the country this year have been peaceful. We’re all capable of having the hard conversations, despite what you and your networks want people to believe – New York has been proving that for years. Sorry, society is moving on – or in many cases already has moved on – from the cultural hegemony phase. It ain’t perfect, but Jesus sometimes it can feel like it.

And now some street art images recently shot – our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Almost Over Keep Smiling, Antennae, Damon NYC, JKos Art, Little Ricky, Raw, Stikman, and Urban Russian Doll NYC.

Alt-right symbol sticker – Pepe the Frog with Q Anon eyes, is smacked over a happy cat – alongside “Help Each Other.” Unidentified artists (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JKos Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Urban Russian Doll NYC for East Village Walls (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Little Ricky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Antennae brings the much feared Asian Killer Hornet to NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAW (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist on a fence in the park (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damon NYC (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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Mighty Tanaka “As Is” Show in Clinton Hill

Mighty Tanaka is proud to present As Is, the artwork of JMR and In the Raw, a group show featuring Alexandra Pacula, Will Anderson and David Cook. This combined event seeks to bring communities together through a pop-up gallery located in the popular upcoming Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn. Through the usage of this alternative space to display fine art, these two art shows look to expand the interpretation of art in Brooklyn, mirroring the beauty of fine art with the seemingly raw environment of Brooklyn life.

As Is: The Artwork of JMR JM Rizzi, or better known as JMR, has adapted a unique mixture of neo-abstract expressionism w hints of contemporary pop to create a style all is own. Having worked in both the street art world as well as the gallery world, JMR brings his iconic imagery to Clinton Hill . As he looks to demonstrate the scale and motion set forth by early abstract expressionists, he reinterprets the ideas within his own personal adaptation. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, JMR has grown up with the influences of street art and the established art world constantly around him. Through his own individual, hybrid street style, he has dedicated himself to helping art fit into the public arena. Having participated in the highly successful 11 Spring St show in 2006, he has gone on to produce art for hotels and restaurants, as well as completing building sized murals in Manhattan. Having just completed the design for a line of clothes, which were featured at a recent fashion show during NYC’s fashion week, JMR looks to expand the idea and integrity of his art to the next level.

In the Raw: Alexandra Pacula, Will Anderson & David Cook—A group show consisting of three talented artists demonstrates an array of different mediums and approaches. Highlighting the unique artistic interpretation of each artist, In the Raw looks to offer insight into some of the exciting art currently being produced in Brooklyn. Alexandra Pacula has been showing art both regionally and internationally for the past six years. With a healthy resume consisting of both museum and gallery shows, she most recently won the Saatchi Gallery Showdown Competition in 2008, having her art displayed in the esteemed institution. Originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, Will Anderson began his artistic venture as a graphic designer. After moving to New York in 1997, he began pursuing photography. Currently working for Nylon Magazine, his award winning work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, David Cook moved to NYC after being featured in New American Paintings. Working primarily on t-shirt and record design, he most recently received attention for his work in the Young Widows album Old Wounds.

Opening Saturday March 7th, 6-8pm. 105 Lexington Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Alex Emmart
Mighty Tanaka LLC

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