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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.05.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.05.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

A great beginning to summer with the Bushwick Collective Block Party this weekend – an enduring event that features ever larger hip hop names performing right on the street amidst a sea of street art and graffiti that still characterizes this Brooklyn neighborhood. Long gone are the naysayers and those who thought this international democratic people’s art movement was in the purview of a few tastemakers and gatekeepers. Joe showed that this form of creative expression was meant by the people to be for the people, and every year thousands traipse through to enjoy it.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Cycle, Faile, Lexi Bella, HOACS, Roachi, Duel, Trace, Zaone, Ligama, Carrasco, Minus, Foursome Crew, Feroz, Gerik Duenas, Rich Vagos, Loste, and HEFS.

Shades of Grace Jones come to mind here in this new mural by Lexi Bella for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party this weekend. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS three-dimensional tag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS three-dimensional tag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEFS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cycle (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Loste and Ligama for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama painting for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rich Vagos in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gerik Duenas in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Feroz in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Trace / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi / Foursome Crew for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZaOne for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ZaOne for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vintage Faile somewhere in Queens (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carrasco for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Minus for The Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.29.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.29.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

“Let’s dial down the rhetoric. Let’s work sincerely to negotiate a cease-fire. We need serious diplomacy” said no one who profits from war.

Ka-ching!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: REVS, Adam Fu, JerkFace, Sac Six, Voxx Romana, Roachi, MTA, 4Some Crew, Huetek, Angurria, Swrve, WTG Studios, Enjoy, Six Million Dollar Steve, Carlitos, Dovente, and Danny Ebru.

Jerkface reproduces and slightly alters the work of American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz to announce the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita with WTG Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita with WTG Studios (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Enjoy & Six Million Dollar Steve for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MTA (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REVS. We published the metal tag on the left on the March 13th edition of BSA Images of the Week. When we returned to the site on March 18th the tag had been removed, probably stolen.
REVS. To our surprise, the exact same piece with some additional REVS vernacular has been re-installed on the same spot. The bolt and the plyers are the new additions to the piece. The metalwork of the flower bed protection has been restored as well.
That is just how much of New York Feels at the moment, actually. Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Angurria for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana and Dany Ebru (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carlitos for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
4some Crew. Roachi and Swrve (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dovente for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dovente for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Huetek for the Bushwick Collective 11th Annual Block Party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We aren’t sure about these stencils being legit street art…it might be an ad campaign. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Azalea. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 12.12.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.12.21

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. The weather is tropical this weekend, like we’re expecting a hurricane – ominous and windy. Maybe its our ongoing fear of runaway inflation, which Fed Chair Jerome Powell is trying to make us forget he called ‘transitory’. That should be the word of 2021. Transitory. Like fanny packs worn diagonally across the chest, or Dua Lipa.

Any great Christmas classics running through your head this year? Christmas in Hollis from Run DMC? Mele Kalikimaka? Mariah Carey? Sorry, we’re in the mood and all these lights and little wonderland displays in the windows of people’s apartments throughout Brooklyn are making us feel romantic for the season, even though most people we know are scaling back this year.

The city’s vaccination rate is 78, and the mayor is requiring more vaccine and mask mandates in private companies and schools. Let’s hope it works, brothers and sisters.

So here’s our regular interview with the street, this week including 4SomeCrew, Buff Monster, Calicho, DAK 907, DOT DOT DOT, Drecks, ERRE, MIDABI, Not Banksy, Paper Monster, Paul Richard, Praxis VGZ, Roachi, Swrve, Urban Ruben, and Zexor.

Buff Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Calicho (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis. Erre. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dot Dot Dot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dot Dot Dot (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Urban Ruben in Miami for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MIDABI (photo © Jaime Rojo)
After Banksy. Unidentifed artist in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Today, December 12th is the feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Patron saint of Mexico (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Today, December 12th is the feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, Patron saint of Mexico (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This might be an unfinished piece not singed yet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zexor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hot Tea. ‘PERHAPS” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DAK907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ROACHI 4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SWRVE 4S (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paul Richard (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drecks (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Paper Monster (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
In Bitcon We Trust (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Winter 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 03.14.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.14.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. Did you set you clocks ahead one hour? Spring forward!

We open today’s edition of BSA Images Of The Week with Peruvian artist The Monks. He’s been splashing the streets of New York with his vibrant work… and with a much-needed infusion of color during our winter grays – as a prelude to the imminent Spring in NYC.

We’re feeling good. Is that bad? Maybe it’s the lack of daily tweets that used to hector and batter the populace for 4 years that we are slowly emerging from beneath. It’s like the Twitter Gods are showing mercy on us all.

Maybe it’s the centrist rescue bill finally passed this week that will place newly-minted cash into the hands of the newly-minted poor and desperate working-class, slowing the steady decades-long growth of the gaping chasm between haves and have-nots. (Still “no” to $15 minimum wage, “no” to Medicare for All, “yes” to a bombing in Syria). You can’t blame the Democrats, though – they only have the House, Senate, and White House.

Maybe we’re also feeling partially positive because we had two consecutive days of sunshine and even experienced 60-degree temperatures. Daffodils are positively poised for popping through the dog poop in public parks presently. No doubt we’re also feeling hopeful because a deluge of new art will begin rushing through city streets in the next few weeks as artists, like everyone else, will be racing outside like giddy teenagers.

Not that they haven’t been getting up already. They have.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Clown Soldier, CRKSNK, Donut, Fours Crew, Goog, HAZE, Kiwi, Meter, Nemz, Polka, Rambo, Roachi, Samva, Sara Lynne-Leo, Texas & Gane, The Monks, Toath, Zexor, and ZigZag.

The Monks for Graffiti Tours. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Monks for Graffiti Tours. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Monks for East Village Walls(photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Monks for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Clown Solider bus shelter takeover. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zexor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goog (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi. Fours Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nemz with a tribute to Zexor on the left. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nemz . Zexor. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jean-Michel Maskiat? Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Polka, Thoath (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Haze pays tribute to skateboarder Keith Hufnagel, who died in 2020. See video below. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Donut (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gane, Texas, ZigZag, Meter, Sport, Samva, Kiwi. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. March 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.07.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.07.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. The first day of February brought New York a blizzard – a foot and a half of snow, complete with winds and drifts and buried cars. It drives everyone outside to experience the new world, especially kids, big and small.

I am a poem of blizzards
trapped in snow;
paralyzed in a city of
8 million snow-poems
digging out of
record wind-fuelled
drifts of snow;
trapped in the wintery
vice of its wintery
vice-like grip of treachery.


–Rupert The Red Nosed, “The Language of Snow”

And like kids, we too like to stomp through the snowy streets in big boots, looking for hidden missives and pieces of poems, delighted by the mysteries buried in this cold and windy town.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Carl J. Gabriel, Chris RWK, Dare2, Eye Sticker, George Floyd, HOACS, Jeremy Novy, Par, Praxis VGZ, Roachi, Skewville, Sticky, Sule Cant Cook, Viler, and Zexor.

George Floyd #BLM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No Justice No Peace #BLM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carl J. Gabriel (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jorit Agot on the left with Carl J. Gabriel on the right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stiky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stiky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stiky (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeremy Novy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Zexor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Viler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sule Cant Cook (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs / Fours Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi / Fours Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Collaboration between Chris RWK and Eye Sticker. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dare2 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Sunshine with mist. Brooklyn, NY. February 05, 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.22.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.22.20

Mint. Surf. Mirf. Smurf.

Good to see Mint and Surf on the streets again here in NYC. We wondered where they had gone.

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving this week, whether you are alone or with family, cooking a turkey or baking a pie, spraying a tag or slapping a sticker, collecting art or collecting bills. We hope that we can all count some blessings this week. Please stay safe from the Covid-19.

Here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Butterfly Mush, Dragon 99, Eye Sticker, Fours Crew, Graff Art Kings, HOACS, Invader, Michael Conroy, Mint & Serf, Mr. Can Do, No Sleep, Only Jesus NYC, Rawraffe, Roachi, Shniz, Shorty, Smells, and Surface of Beauty.

Mint & Serf / Mirf (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Surface Of Beauty (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi / Fours Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs, Roachi, Mr. Can Do. Fours Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smells (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rawraffe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Street art proselytizing with this sticker campaign. Only Jesus NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Only Jesus NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eye Sticker, Graff Art Kings. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
No Sleep (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fuck Fuck Fuck Shit…exactly. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shorty. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Thats the schnizzle. Shniz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A tribute to Shorty RIP. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon99 for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Butterfly Mush pondering her options… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michael Conroy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.10.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 49

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.10.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 49

Happy Mother’s Day in the US and in Mexico too.

We praise the work and the love that mothers around the world are giving today and every day, with gratitude and recognition for their shaping of our global society. Salute to all the mothers! Without them, it goes without saying, we’d be nowhere.

So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Cake$, DG, Diez, GCG, HOACS, PREZ, Roachi, and Tag.

#TAG with commentary on one Mark Zuckerberg and the use of Pokemon to fully map and trace and predict our behaviors, and of course drive sales. In Tel Aviv. (photo © #TAG)
“This Space is Not for Advertisements.” AJ in Chihuahua, Mexico with commentary on walls free of advertisements. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AJ in Chihuahua, Mexico with commentary on walls free of advertisements…and immigration. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AJ in Chihuahua, Mexico with commentary on walls free of advertisements and immigration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tribute to Jason DG. We don’t know who painted “Jason” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tribute to DG by PREZ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DG tribute. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs, Roachi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Don’t Believe The Hype…in Wynwood… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist…please help…(photo © Jaime Rojo)
GGC in Chihuahua, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Diez in Chihuahua, Mexico. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists in Chihuahua, Mexico…please help…(photo © Jaime Rojo)
In da dog house in Wynwood…(photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cake$ Stencils in Bethlehem. (photo © Cake$)

“Today people all over the world are wearing the keffiyeh to offer support to Palestinians in their struggle for freedom,” says Street Artists Cake$, who sends us this new piece he did near the separation wall. He says he considers the wall to be a symbol of oppression – but worries more now that Coronovirus has hit the region as well – so he depicts Jesus with a face covering. “Because of the pandemic, this stencil is also a caution sign for locals that you need to cover your face to protect yourself and others. A new study and computer model provide fresh evidence for a simple solution to help us emerge from this nightmarish lockdown. The formula? Always social distance in public and, most importantly, wear a mask, scarf or bandana.”

Cake$ Stencils in Bethlehem. (photo © Cake$)
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Fresh Writer’s Block in Bushwick Thanks to 15+ New Pieces

Fresh Writer’s Block in Bushwick Thanks to 15+ New Pieces

An impromptu mid-sized style meeting of talented graffiti writers hit up an industrial block in Bushwick last week and we’re lucky to have these fresh pieces for you today.

Soten (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Locals, out-of-towners, and international visitors brought letterstyles full of spring energy, adding classic and fresh new licks together for a proper BK jam. It’s always good to see talents like these getting together to write on walls, paying tribute to their peers and catching up with old friends.

Tiws (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sear (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Such (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drain (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nimek + Renks feeling blue in Bushwick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Naimo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sewk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hoacs (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lora (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nerr (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Roachi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Egore (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fours (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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