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Work In Progress 3: “Robots Will Kill” finish “Superior Windows”

RWK/BSA “Superior Windows Project” COMPLETED

Brooklyn Street Art-work-in-progress

Locals and visitors snap pictures of new windows with fervor!

Veng Bird
Veng Bird (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Veng completed his last two windows while the last heavy wet snow was falling and the sidewalks were treacherous (Chris finished his windows weeks ago) and now that the snow has melted and the sun is shining on us again we are happy to report that with this their latest collaboration with BSA in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been completed.

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Veng front window detail
Veng front window detail (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

View going East on N. 11
Windows on the World: View going East on N. 11 (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

View going West on N. 11

View going West on N. 11 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Front Facade on Wythe
Front Facade on Wythe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Full view
Full view (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Work In Progress 2: “Robots Will Kill” Superior Windows

Work In Progress 1: “Robots Will Kill” Superior Windows

Robots Will Kill

RWK in conjunction with BSA.

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Work In Progress 2: “Robots Will Kill” are Finishing Windows this weekend

RWK/BSA “Superior Windows Project”

Brooklyn Street Art-work-in-progress

6 down, 2 to go.

The Robots Will Kill guys have managed to keep all their digits from frost bite. That’s a good thing since they need them to paint. As passers by yell out words of praise and/or encouragement, Chris and Veng battle the gusts of cold wind coming up from the East River and hope that the ladders won’t tip onto the sidewalk.

Chris and Veng ask each other for advise constantly
Chris and Veng ask each other for advice continuously (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Veng goes up the ladders, cans in hand, and quickly gets in the zone, aided by his iPod and his headphones.

He loves to wear his headphones while painting because they help him with the noise and distractions of the street. That’s a good thing since on a recent afternoon a damsel in distress nearby on the sidewalk was on her mobile phone yelling all sorts of off-color adjectives and adverbs to her Lothario, almost threatening to kill herself if he didn’t come and pick up the phone.

He did not pick up the phone and she did not kill herself. Veng also did not stop painting.

Chris painting details
Chris applying finish touches (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris has finished his share of windows already.

He announced it with fanfare to Veng.  Veng acidly responded that it was easy for Chris to finish so fast since he only used three colors. Chris promptly corrected him and set the record straight.

He used four.

Fnish window
An homage to Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” perhaps?  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

YOU be the judge.

Detail
“Rear Window” (detail) with this curious teen and his RWK poster on the wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

So THAT’S 6 WINDOWS DONE, 2 to go. If you are in the neighborhood this weekend you may have the opportunity to be ignored by Veng as he stands atop the ladder, carefully finishing the final windows.

If you can’t get there, don’t worry, we’ll show you the final “Superior Windows” next week when they are finished.

Veng working on is village
Veng working on his village (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Finish window
In Veng’s finished window you can see an old town cut in the middle by a modern highway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail
In this detail of the recently finished window you can see Veng’s homage to the street art website authored by photographers Luna Park and Becki Fuller, “The Street Spot”.

Rock it baby!
GABBA GABBA HEY! Snow on the window ledge adds to the effect in Chris’s dude rocking out  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail
Detail through a pine tree. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stay tuned for more progress reports.

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Work In Progress: “Robots Will Kill” are Opening Windows In February

Veng and Chris brave sub-freezing cold on the “Superior Windows Project” in Williamsburg to create 8 newly painted windows into another world.

Brooklyn Street Art-work-in-progress

The BSA project, named after the business that occupies the building, is an opportunity for street artists to get their stuff up legally that also gets a lot of foot traffic. The block already has roared with wildlife for a few years with the pack animals of Street Artist Dennis McNett in the recessed “window” spaces above the KCDC skate shop.  Now RWK has conceived of a way to open the bricked window spaces into a world they imagine.

Here is a peek at the wall in progress.

Veng and Chris at work
Veng and Chris at work on their new “Windows” project  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

When Brooklyn Street Art and Robots Will Kill first talked about the guys doing this new windows project, it was sunny and warm and girls were still in their summer shorts. The only “girls” wearing shorts in this neighborhood right now are looking for a ride in your nice big cozy car, and I’m not sure all of them are girls.

“The Patience of Saints, The Industry of Ants” – Veng’s FB status.

Chris and the Cat
Chris and the Cat (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Veng works the paint can and adds his details
It’s all in the can control. If Dutch Master’s had aerosol, Veng would be a guy to get some tips from. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“I’m German,” says Veng, as a way of explaining why he thought this February engagement was perfectly suitable for standing on aluminum ladders with a metal spray can in your hand for 8 hours while the wind gusts off the East River like sailors rushing to an “Open Bar”.

“I’m freakin’ cold,” shivers Chris as he pulls down his neoprene ski mask to talk. “Careful, my coat has paint on it.”

Would she be mine?
Would she be mine? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sure she will...just ask her!
Sure she will…just ask her! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Let me in!
Let me in!  Or let me out!  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clad in their North Pole gear the RWK dudes attempt to defy (conquer) mother nature as they depict windows that don’t just open the bricked building, but out to another world.

Chris’s windows show a childlike pastel world of a friendly cock-eyed boy thinking of his Valentine and a wistful hyper-alert cat on the windowsill, while Veng is taking you to a 16th century Dutch town, or possibly the 1840’s town of Williamsburgh, the industrial seaport that was once here.

Room with a view
Yo! Flash me some petticoat! A room with a view… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail
A Veng icon in the stain glass detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail
Is that a Schnauzer on the sidewalk (detail ) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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