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BSA Images of The Week: 06.20.21

BSA Images of The Week: 06.20.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Today is PRIDE DAY in NYC and Father’s Day in many parts of the world. Congratulations to us all, queer and/or fathers. We’re happy to show you what we’ve been finding as the spring now stretches into Officially Summer. At night in some neighborhoods, you’ll hear a smattering of fireworks as youthful hooligans are already lighting them – anticipate the 4th of July holiday. A sign of our crazy summer ahead; behold the bang-pop-ratatat-tat-bang-bang-swizzle-shizzle-pop now erupting regularly in empty lots and dead-end streets.

It’s great to see so many kids and youth and adults on bicycles now that the City has made myriad networks of safe pathways throughout the five boroughs. If we could get the police to hand out tickets to car drivers, even school bus drivers, sometimes using the bike lanes to circumvent others and put riders in danger.

The street art and graffiti scene are thick, and you don’t want to miss it here this time of year. While some complain that “vandalism” is reaching 1970s levels, many are happy to see a rotating display of artworks on the city skin at a time when so much of our local cultural and entertainment options have been killed or neutered. The institutional and commercial arts will all come back to New York, we have no doubt. Often, the renaissance begins in the streets.

Aliens, robots, skulls, femme Fatales, cats, cartoons, nationalism, existentialism – the new are runs the gamut and if it upsets the audience, it doesn’t run for long. Catch it while you can

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Acne, Adam Fujita, Almost Over Keep Smiling, Captain Eyeliner, City Kitty, Degrupo, Demure, Eugene Delacroix, Jeremy Novy, Lunge Box, Matt Siren, Modomatic, One Rad Latina, Plannedalism, Raddington Falls, Royce Bannon, Russian Doll NYC, SacSix, Sara Lynne-Leo, Save Art Space, Sticker Maul, The Creator, and Vy.

Jeremy Novy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
City Kitty. After Eugene Delacroix. Portrait of a Woman in Blue Turban, ca. 1827. Dallas Museum of Art. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Russian Doll NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lexy Bella (photo © Jaime Rojo)
One Rad Latina (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Royce Bannon and Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Almost Over Keep Smiling (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Creator on the left unidentified artist on the right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Demure (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Raddington Falls (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Save Art Space (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Degrupo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sac Six (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Acne (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plannedalism (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.16.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.16.21

Welcome to Brooklyn, where the lilacs are in bloom and people are smoking weed in the park, like it was 1985 or something. Remember summer of ’85 in Washington Square Park with rambunctious teens backward skating in the dry fountain on roller skates and people were blasting “Shout” by Tears for Fears on their boxes?

Pro Palestinian supporters were marching through southern Brooklyn this weekend, and New Yorkers are talking about this new conflict daily on the street. New York Mayoral candidate Catherine Garcia looks tough as hell and sounds like some paranormal AI robot in her new ad (Video). Also her “Break Glass” metaphor reminds us of some early 2010s Enzo and Nio street pieces. Remember those? New York City Democratic mayoral candidates Ray McGuire and Shaun Donovan both proved themselves to be blithering fools this week by guessing the median home in Brooklyn costs less than $100,000. When, 1990?

As the COVID positivity rate in New York dove toward 1% this week, we’re all encouraging each other to take off masks, but no one is sure when and where it’s completely safe, except when taking a shower by yourself. On the street and on the Subway the results are mixed, with most New Yorkers opting for being safe.

In graffiti/street art news you might enjoy this great interview by Liz Munzell “Street Art in the Age of Basquiat: Fab 5 Freddy and Lee Quiñones on Post-Graffiti Pop Soup” and this one published in Hyperallergic; The Street Wisdom of Al Díaz, a First-Generation Graffiti Artist.


So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this time featuring: 7 Line Art Studio, Acne, Cabaio, Freakotrophic, G Money NFT, Jet, JJ Veronis, Jowl, Luke Dragon 911, No Sleep, Save Art Space, and Zephyr.

G Money NFT. SaveArtSpace.org (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luke Dragon 911 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luke Dragon 911 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis . Zephyr (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jowl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cabaio for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ACNE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ACNE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Freakotrophic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
7Line Art Studio for The Bushwick Collective. Say No Sleep on the left. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
7Line Art Studio (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Box truck. Writer’s ID? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JET (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentfied artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Statue Of Liberty. NYC Harbor. May 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.28.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.28.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. Happy Purim! Streets in Brooklyn were wild with Hasidic Jews in funny costumes the last couple of days, accompanied by loud music and seemingly drunk men weaving through the streets.

“The efforts of underpaid artists and arts professionals have always powered NYC, but in an ongoing crisis, NYC is turning its back on them,” Nuyorican Poets Cafe Executive Director Daniel Gallant told the Daily News this week, referencing job losses that have affected 2/3rds of New York’s creative community. We are in crisis. And national leaders have been quibbling over a $1,400 check – which is only the third check for poor and middle-class people in a 1 year period. One month’s rent can be that much.

Thanks to the hate speech of many, including Donald Trump during the last year, there has been an increase in violence against members of the Asian community on the streets in New York and across the country. Yesterday hundreds rallied in NYC to protest attacks on Asian Americans. Clearly, it’s time for us to stand up and protect our brothers and sisters and to shame those who would harm them in any way. “We will not allow them to thrive. We will not allow them to succeed,” said Attorney General Letitia James.

Meanwhile on the street we have been seeing a boon of new creative displays by artists – with a broad sweep of themes and techniques.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Allie Kelley, Aya Brown, Billy Barnacles, Bobo, Elianel Clinton, Fells, George Ferrandi, George Collagi, Gianni Lee, Icebox, Megan Gabrielle Harris, Merch, Plan9, Sara Lynne-Leo, Sasha Lynn, Shoki San, and Swoon.

Sara Lynne-Leo has been incorporating spoons into her street pieces. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo. Detail of a multi-figured installation, with figures pouring from a hole in the wall. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

In collaboration with SaveArtSpace.Org Swoon and Giani Lee curated a series of billboards in NYC and In Los Angeles asking the artists involved to focus on the themes of climate change, racial justice and the places where those concerns intersect. Below we share with you some of the billboards we found in NYC.

Elianel Clinton. In collaboration with Save Art Space Org. Curated by Swoon and Giani Lee. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
George Ferrandi. In collaboration with Save Art Space Org. Curated by Swoon and Giani Lee. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sasha Lynn. In collaboration with Save Art Space Org. Curated by Swoon and Giani Lee. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Megan Gabrielle Harris. In collaboration with Save Art Space Org. Curated by Swoon and Giani Lee. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist tribute to Wu-Tang Clan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Aya Brown. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Plan9, Merch and Fells (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shoki San (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
George Collagi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bobo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Icebox (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Allie Kelley (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.25.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.25.20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. We have early voting on the streets of New York right now for the first time, the Lincoln Project put up a billboard in Times Square targeting Trumps daughter and son-in-law, The Strand bookstore is threatening to close, Pro-trump and pro-Proud Boys graffiti was sprayed over a “wall of lies” in Bushwick, and nationwide the Corona virus has hit us with a vengeance, but our schools reopening in New York are having relative success with keeping the Covid incidence low.

Some hard news seems to great us every day, yet New Yorkers don’t give up so easily. And by the way, banging bright and crispy fall weather we’ve been having, right?

Here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week including Adam Fujita, Crash Floor, Disgusting is Good, Drop Dead Grace, Eye Sticker, Labor Camp, Mad Vaillan, Par, Save Art Space, Server Up, Specter, Texas, and Vayne.

Five years ago Peter AKA Pet Bird left this world but his gentle, unflappable, witty being remains with us. @crashfloor @disgustingisgood and @gabrielspecter pay tribute to him with this new mural. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Five years ago Peter AKA Pet Bird. @crashfloor @disgustingisgood and @gabrielspecter pay tribute to him with this new mural. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Save Art Space (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Server Up. Billboard takeover. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Billboard takeover. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eye Sticker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vayne, Par, Bogus and friends… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Texas (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drop Dead Grace for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drop Dead Grace for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Drop Dead Grace for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Granny The Buff (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mad Vaillan (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Labor Camp (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Fall 2020. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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