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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.15.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.15.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

With 700 languages spoken in these five boroughs, New York is a nerve center with a vast network of connections to the rest of the world. So, if you are feeling it, we’re probably feeling it too. This week, the Middle East conflict, more radioactive than ever, it would seem, is sending people into the streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn – with heightened emotions stoked by a media machine that loves to see us fight. Now, as we see continued bombings by Isreal outside of their country, as surrounding countries begin banging their war drums, and as the US sits in the sea nearby, more than one commentator on the news and in your local deli, laundromat, bookstore or bar are wondering aloud if a hot war can spread across the region, or further.

Closer to home, we see that street art has not reflected the events directly, but somehow, the anxiety that has been raised will be invariably internalized and aerosolized. We’ll keep an eye out for the messages and sentiments, which are far from unanimous.

Here is our weekly interview with the street: this week featuring Shepard Fairey, Mike Makatron, A Lucky Rabbit, Phetus88, Muebon, Ideal, Jurse, Skitl, Thobekk, Go4art, Polar Bear, Mr. ENT, ICU463, and Where’s the Water.

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skitl (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Thobekk (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Shepard Fairey. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A brand new one from Shepard Fairey and his team pays tribute to the Beastie Boys. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Go4tart (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus88 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ideal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentied artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Polar Bear (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Muebon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MR ENT (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Makatron (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A Lucky Rabbit. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A Lucky Rabbit (photo © Jaime Rojo)
ICU463 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wheres The Water (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KURSE (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Flekkefjord, Norway. August 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.23.23

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.23.23

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! A great week, minus the loss of Queens-born singer Tony Bennett Friday at 96, the sweeping of new immigrants out from under the BQE without regard for their few belongings and papers, and our general awareness of increased poverty on the streets, the introduction of the CBDC FedNow program with no fanfare in the press, and the gruesome news of the alleged serial killer suspect Rex Heuermann. On the other hand, we had some bright sunny days with lower humidity that pushed New Yorkers out in the streets and our parks to play games and read books and sashay in short shorts and strike up conversations with one another.

In street art and graffiti news, we appear to have entered an era of low-brow nouveau naive hand styling that has taken over characters and letters. Perhaps it is an attraction to the guileless or a need for clarity amidst the clutter – or that Gen Z doesn’t buy the bulls**t. Whatever it is, our art in the streets has a childlike quality that charms without being charming. So, drop the pretense, Pasqual. We all somehow know we are living in the eye of the hurricane so reach out and re-connect. And our street art is dazzling, entertaining, and has a sense of humor forged through sheer determination.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Faile, Chris RWK, Smells, Captain Eyeliner, JJ Veronis, Homesick, Neckface, Panic, Timothy Goodman, OH!, Aidz, Toe Flop, Wizard Skull, Emilio Florentine, Jakee, Tiny Hands Big Heart, RH Doaz, TobBob, Lucky Bubby, She Posse, Eww Gross Ok Fine, Carlton, Skiti, Five Gold Stars, Ekem 132, Rah Artz, 3Modes, Mdot Season, Luce Bokes, Words on the Street, Okina Cosmo, Alex Itin, and TomBob NYC.

Tom Bob NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RH Doaz. Emilio Florentine. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Okina Cosmo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neckface (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SMOE. SMELLS. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luce Bokes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AKEM 132 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3Modes (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Skitl. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
She Posse. Tiny Hands, Big Heart. Captain Eyeliner. Eww Gross Ok Fine. Carlton. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gloria Steinam and Angela Davis provide inspiration for She Posse, who remind us of the power Of revolutionary movements throughout history and encourage us to value solidarity. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lucky Bubby. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Chris RWK. OH! NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wizard Skull. NYC PasteUp Polooza (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Words On The Street. Alex Itin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
An advertisement for an exhibition by artist Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jakee (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOMESICK. AIDZ. PANIC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TOEFLOP (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MDOT SEASON (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAH ARTZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
FIVE GOLD STARS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Williamsburg Bridge. East River, NYC. Summer 2023. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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