Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening participants at Festival Asalto 2020: 1. SOFLES MIXTAPE Vol 1. 2. SOFLES / FAST FORWARD 3. Reisha Perlmutter / RBG 4. BKFOXX / Don’t Tell Me How To Be A Girl
BSA Special Feature: Sofles Mixtape!
Two in a row from SOFLES! First, the Mixtape – graffiti, canvas, and commissions from ’15 to ’20.
SOFLES MIXTAPE Vol 1.
SOFLES / FAST FORWARD
Reisha Perlmutter / RBG
“It reminds me of so many things I believe in,” says this fine artist who made one the best ones on the streets of Brooklyn in 2020 – a half portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a recessed doorway.
“The paintings born in studio giving birth to raw paintings on the streets,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Humbled to honor this woman, and the pursuit to speak in all forms, whether through paint, or through words.”
BKFOXX / Don’t Tell Me How To Be A Girl
This mural is from a couple of summers ago, but we still dig it’s message. BKFoxx says, “This is a Public Service Announcement from BKFOXX”
Happy Diwali to all our Hindu neighbors here in Brooklyn and around the world. We hope you find some ways to celebrate safely over the next few days in this year of COVID-19. Diwali is a festival of lights that symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. We need that for sure.
A week after the US election was called, the current president is trying to foment discord and raise funds for himself, but with war-loving folks like John Bolton and Carl Rove jumping ship, can it be much longer until a stampede of similar careerists and military industrialists follow suit?
And while certain yellow newsreaders on corporate TV were desperate for open warfare in the streets in the days around the election, most people are just waiting until the inevitable capitulation. This has hardly been a bloody revolution, but keep trying Rachel and whatsisname?
Street art is reflecting the current mood in broad strokes and pointed ones. New Yorkers can never keep their big yaps shut, so the level of discourse may sometimes be crude and brash – but it can also be insightful, enlightening, and even an invitation for thoughtful exchange. It’s times like these you can be proud of the voices on the streets, which very likely will persevere.
Here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Baston714, Cake$, City Kitty, Dan Bennett, De Grupo, Faile, I Heart Graffiti, Lunge Box, Pure Genius, Reisha Perlmutter, Rubin 415, and Sac Six.