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Images of the Week 07.24.11

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Our weekly interview with the street, this week including DodieBoy, Dust Lust, Freddy Sam, Jaz, Lia Smaka, MSK, N’DA, Risk, Samson, Seh Palito, Sever, Swoon, Tian, Trustocorp, Various & Gould, and Wane.

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Congratulations to the hundreds of newlywed couples in New York’s streets today!

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Swoon’s “Ice Queen” was originally conceived as part of her installation for the “Art in The Streets” exhibition at LA MOCA is now on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon “Ice Queen”, detail. Originally conceived as her entry for the “Art in The Streets” at LA MoCA is now on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon’s Ice Queen at “Art in the Streets” currently on view at LA MOCA Geffen Contemporary. (photo © Jaime Rojo). For BSA’s coverage on “Art in the Streets” click below: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaime-rojo-steven-harrington/street-color-art-in-the-s_b_849495.html#s264887

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Swoon. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Swoon will also be participating in “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Sories” August 12 in Venice, Los Angeles, CA.

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Swoon. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This Various & Gould piece has been winking at me from the heights of a rooftop in Brooklyn for a long time now. I’m grateful for the opportunity to get a closer look at it. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Various & Gould will be participating in “Street Art Saved my Life: 39 New York Stories” In Venice, Los Angeles, CA.

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Dust Lust (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dust Lust (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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DodieBoy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MSK, COD, Sever, Wane and Risky  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JAZ and Freddy Sam  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ND*A  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ND*A  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zeh Palito  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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TrustoCorp recently appeared in all sorts of places in New York with their witty and realistic signs. This one alerts us to the arrival of Pigeon Season, which officially ends … when? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Samson and Lia Smaka (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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We sadly mark the passing of talented singer Amy Winehouse, who left us yesterday at the age of 27. Thanks to TIAN in Paris for sharing this. (photo © TIAN)

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Stick Out Your Tongue : Street Art So Close You Can Lick it at Fountain

Our preferred punk rock lopsided Anti-Fair, Fountain, is in full effect right now and this year is showing Street Artists like none of the stuffy one’s could bear; Just one step removed from the street. Some of New York’s current players hit up a 100 foot long wall with whatever they wanted. The eclectic result is a bit more “finished” than raw, but it’s a cross-section of chaotic influences  that feels authentic.  Here are a few shots of the art from the wall, followed by pieces inside the main exhibition. Fountain is running right now and has a musical show planned tonight with Ninjasonik and NSR and a Lomography Picture Party featuring thousands of blinding flashbulbs.

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Shark Toof.  Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Shark Toof.  Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Joe Iurato (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Clown Soldier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chris Stain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Faro. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gaia (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ellis G. Detail  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Danni Rash “CruciFiction” performance piece as part of the Grace Exhibition space. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Inside the tent several galleries are offering the works of other Street Artists from around the country.

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Gilf takes on polarizing Sarah Palin with this on-target crosshair pattern that doubles as a religious icon halo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gilf  grabs a logo and puts it in pumps (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Street Artist JMR at Mighty Tanaka’s booth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Street Artist Radical! shows at Marketplace Gallery’s space (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Street Artist Samson as part of Marketplace’s selections (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The sky landscape above Pier 66 on The Hudson River. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PLAYING TONIGHT AT FOUNTAIN – Ninjasonik

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Happy New Year! BSA Highlights of 2010

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As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.

And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.

We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.

The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.

Specter does “Gentrification Series” © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley and Gaia © Jaime Rojo
Jef Aerosol’s tribute to Basquiat © Jaime Rojo
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January

Imminent Disaster © Steven P. Harrington
Fauxreel (photo courtesy the artist)
Chris Stain at Brooklyn Bowl © Jaime Rojo

February

Various & Gould © Jaime Rojo
Anthony Lister on the street © Jaime Rojo
Trusto Corp was lovin it.

March

Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
BSA’s Auction for Free Arts NYC
Crotched objects began appearing on the street this year. © Jaime Rojo

April

BSA gets some walls for ROA © Jaime Rojo
Dolk at Brooklynite © Steven P. Harrington
BSA gets Ludo some action “Pretty Malevolence” © Jaime Rojo

May

The Crest Hardware Art Show © Jaime Rojo
NohJ Coley © Jaime Rojo
The Phun Phactory Reboot in Williamsburg © Steven P. Harrington

June

Sarah Palin by Billi Kid
Nick Walker with BSA in Brooklyn © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine at “Shred” © Jaime Rojo

July

Interview with legend Futura © Jaime Rojo
Os Gemeos and Martha Cooper © Jaime Rojo
Skewville at Electric Windows © Jaime Rojo

August

Specter Spot-Jocks Shepard Fairey © Jaime Rojo
“Bienvenidos” campaign
Faile studio visit © Jaime Rojo

September

BSA participates and sponsors New York’s first “Nuit Blanche” © Jaime Rojo
JC2 © Jaime Rojo
How, Nosm, R. Robots © Jaime Rojo

October

Faile “Bedtime Stories” © Jaime Rojo
Judith Supine © Jaime Rojo
Photo © Roswitha Guillemin courtesy Galerie Itinerrance

November

H. Veng Smith © Jaime Rojo
Sure. Photo courtesy Faust
Kid Zoom © Jaime Rojo

December

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Wish # 10 : Samson

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For 11 days we’re presenting 11 artists and BSA readers and their wishes for the new year, 2011, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are creators and fans of street art. Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the year now ending.

Today’s wish comes from BSA reader and Street Artist Samson from Albany, New York, who won in the BSA Holiday Giveaway, with this photo of his best friends and with this wish:

I wish to change the world around me for the better, to brighten people’s worlds and to sharpen their minds. I wish for oneness.

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Brooklyn Street Art: 2010 Year In Images (VIDEO)

We’re very grateful for a wildly prolific year of Street Art as it continued to explode all over New York (and a lot of other places too). For one full year we’ve been granted the gift of seeing art on the streets and countless moments of inspiration. Whether you are rich or poor in your pocket, the creative spirit on the street in New York makes you rich in your heart and mind.

To the New York City artists that make this city a lot more alive every day we say thank you.

To the artists from all over world that passed through we say thank you.

To our colleagues and peers for their support and enthusiasm we say thank you.

To the gallery owners and curators for providing the artists a place to show their stuff and for providing all of us a safe place to gather, talk, share art, laugh, enjoy great music and free booze we say thank you.

To our project collaborators for sharing your talents and insights and opinions and for keeping the flame alive we say thank you.

And finally to our friends, readers and fans; Our hearts go out to you for lighting the way and for cheering us on. Thank you.

Each Sunday we featured Images of the Week, and we painfully narrowed that field to about 100 pieces in this quick video. It’s not an encyclopedia, it’s collage of our own. We remember the moment of discovery, the mood, the light and the day when we photographed them. For us it’s inspiration in this whacked out city that is always on the move.

The following artists are featured in the video and  are listed here in alphabetical order:

Aakash Nihalani,Bansky, Barry McGee, Bask ,Bast, Beau, MBW, Bishop ,Boxi, Cake, The Dude Company, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz ,Dolk ,El Mac, El Sol 25, Elbow Toe, Faile, Feral,  Overunder, Gaia, General Howe, Hellbent, Hush, Imminent Disaster, Jeff Aerosol, Jeff Soto, JMR ,Judith Supine ,K-Guy ,Labrona, Lister, Lucy McLauchlan, Ludo, Armsrock, MCity, Miso, Momo, Nick Walker, Nina Pandolfo, NohjColey, Nosm, Ariz, How, Tats Cru, Os Gemeos, Futura, Pisa 73, Poster Boy, QRST, Remi Rough, Stormie Mills, Retna, Roa, Ron English, Sever, She 155, Shepard Fairey ,Specter, Sten & Lex, Samson, Surge I, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Tes One, Tip Toe, Tristan Eaton, Trusto Corp, Typo, Various and Gould, Veng RWK, ECB, White Cocoa, Wing, WK Interact, Yote.

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Images Of The Week 12.19.10

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Our weekly conversation with the street, this week featuring Alec, C215, Cash4, DestroyRebuild, Egypt, Katsu, Kid Zoom, Kouka, KR, NohJColey, ROA, Samson, and WK Interact.

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ROA had a brief stopover in Brooklyn from LA before returning home, and he had a moment to leave us a gift on the driveway gates at Factory Fresh in Bushwick (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cash4, Egypt (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Katsu DestroyRebuild (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Alec does Twiggy, Andy, and Graffiti (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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C215 with Monkeys (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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KR at Monster Island (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kouka (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohjColey enters the street as a sculptor for the first time.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Holidays sentiment, and the case for Collective Consumption. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Here’s a nice lollipop.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This WK Interact piece has been on this wall for a long time. This time I liked the late Autumn light and the play between the climber and the stair case shadows against the white wall. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The mighty Samson has finished his mural in Bushwick (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kid Zoom’s Bear and Hands currently on view at the Opera Gallery Pop Up Shop in The Meat Packing District of Manhattan (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 11.21.10

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Our Weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring; ASVP,  Burning Candy, Cake, Castro, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Deekers, DsCreet , Ellis G., Fumero, Futura ,Gaia ,Goya ,Hush , Imminent Disaster ,Infinity ,K-Guy , Kirby ,KRSNA ,OverUnder ,QRST ,Quel Beast ,Samson ,Showpaper ,Skewville , Sten & Lex ,Tek33 ,VUDU ,  and XAM

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The block party in Bushwick provided by Factory Fresh Gallery and the app called All City turned out a number of new Brooklyn Street Art pieces on a block long installation, complete with friends, fans, and a taco stand. Included in the offering was this surprise collab with Faile and Bast, auspiciously appearing the morning of the event like a pre-Christmas gift wrapped in razor wire. The news of the piece travelled fast and while Ad Deville couldn’t find his red carpet, he did post a velvet rope to hold back the crowd. That didn’t stop Futura from climbing on top of his car to get the perfect shot.

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A box of chocolates from many of the newer Street Art confectioners; ASVP, Cake, Overunder, Quel Beast, Clown Soldier, Fumero, Krsna, QRST  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-chris-stein-jaime-rojo-11-10-web Chris Stain busted out a new piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-deekers-jaime-rojo-11-10-webDeekers is hanging out on the corner watching the rest of the proceedings (photo © Jaime Rojo)

And here we move to a British invasion of sorts with Geishas and Primates from Hush and K-Guy respectively.  XAM has been installing some pretty cool looking bird houses around town equipped with LED lights on their porches that illuminate when the sun sets. Infinity and VUDU’s pieces for the Showpaper box project adds to the conversation on the street with a beaming signal tower atop the box.

brooklyn-street-art-k-guy-jaime-rojo-11-10-3-webK-Guy’s recent “Primates” piece, including this one that appears to be pretty fresh, have been appearing around Brooklyn suddenly. Apparently its meaning is reference to the growing perception of hypocrisy in the Catholic church, particularly as pertains to pedophilia coverups, its position on contraception, gay rights, among other issues.  brooklyn-street-art-k-guy-jaime-rojo-11-10-12-web

K-Guy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-infinity-vudu-jaime-rojo-11-10-webInfinity and Vudu piece for “Community Serviced” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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And finally the 800 pound pink gorilla in the group, Samson from Albany, began his audacious cityscape project directly beside his hero/shero Sten & Lex. The neighbor next door liked it so much Samson will be back to continue the piece – which is part of a much grander scale piece on urban decay, development, and renewal that he hopes to stage in the future.

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