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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.26.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.26.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Not much to report this week.

Unless you’re talking about the seismic Supreme Court decision to take away people’s right to have a legal abortion in the United States. The topic immediately appeared in street art. Abortions will still continue in the US of course. Rich women will pay for them, and go back to church the following week. Senators and congressmen will pay for their girlfriends abortions, with a crocodile tear and a wad of cash. Poor women? Not a consideration.

Clarence Thomas took a swing at other Americans by hinting that same-sex marriage may be in jeopardy. He didn’t mention interracial marriage.

Because of this legal shock and its affect on people – It looks like we have another long hot summer coming. Protests in the streets will also take on a different caliber because Thursday the Supreme Court decided that people are entitled to carry guns openly on the streets.

What could possibly go wrong?

One street art text piece we caught yesterday just as the abortion decision was being announced is appropriately in Spanish. Que voy hacer con llorar? or “What good does crying do?”.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Captain Eyeliner, JJ Veronis, Modomatic, Voxx Romana, Hijack, Fear Arte, IMK, 3784, Jaw1, Smoe, JC3, Mayd1, Spot KMS Crew, Heavylox, and Bongggblue.

An unidentified artist is sharing with us, what many of us might be feeling. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack Art (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Houston/Bowery Wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The curator/owner of this wall, Jessica Goldman, posted recently on social media that the famed graff/street art/mural wall is “on pause.” The street has its own ideas of course and the wall has been very active for the last weeks in an organic manner. As usual, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Houston/Bowery Wall. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bongggblue and Heavylox for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bongggblue for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Heavylox for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KMS Crew for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mayd1 for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JC3 for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 029. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smoe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
37 84 / Jaw1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
IMK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Chrisler Building. Manhattan, NY. Summer 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 06.19.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 06.19.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and those filling that role for families. We know it’s not easy work. We’re thankful to all the guys who are there to raise our kids, to provide guidance and love, and to model love and respect for their partners and wives.

Also today is Juneteenth, one of our country’s newest official holidays, recognizing the foundational earthquake of African emancipation from slavery in the US. Institutional slavery and all its effects – events in our history that continue to impact our laws, institutions, education, civil and economic justice, our relationships with one another – are yet to be addressed in many ways. For Juneteenth, this is a sweet and joyful celebration that is also deeply needed.

It doesn’t get any better with the weather than at this time of the summer in New York – and street art and graffiti are enjoying a very prolific crop this season. The politics of this moment are also showing up the street, with abortion and gun rights and vaccines surfacing as themes alongside what seems like ever-present LGBTQ+ rights. We keep seeing the graffiti/street art spots enlarge, contract, and scatter like a sneeze from one neighborhood to another, largely do to the rampant gentrification rate in some areas and the tendency for people to kill off the very arts culture that attracted them to the neighborhood in the first place. Right now street art in Manhattan is concentrated on the Lower East Side and Chinatown – Chelsea has a few remaining pockets left but it could be gone soon, and a little still remains in Soho and Noho. In Brooklyn, the neighborhoods Bushwick of going strong, Williamsburg Industrial park Williamsburg and Dumbo not so much. In Queens there is Welling Court, maybe Ridgewood, and of course Mott Haven and South Bronx are still popping

But let’s not get distracted by the city topography – lets look at some new stuff Jaime Rojo caught this week.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Sipros, Adam Fu, CRKSHNK, Below Key, Modomatic, Hijack, Homesick, BK Ackler, Sally Rumble, Real Art Daddy, Yosnier, JG, The Eyeknow, Fear Arte, and Natalie Robinson.

Here’s a portrait of “Brooklyn” the sweetest, most ferocious-looking dog in Bushwick by Patrick Kane McGregor. “Brooklyn” passed away and he was the loyal pet of the Bushwick Collective lady who tends shop when Joe isn’t around. La Signora is Joe’s aunt. Much respect. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Ackler (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 005 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modomatic. Bug 007 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sally Rumble in collaboration with Adam Fu. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Real Art Daddy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hijack (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yosnier for Save Art Space Org. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Homesick (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JG (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eyeknow used Food Baby Soul crotcheted installation as the canvas for their colorful display of ever-seeing flowers. Artist The Eyeknow (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Fear Arte (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Natalie Robinson (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Natalie Robinson (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. The Empire State Building. Manhattan, NYC. June 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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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: 03.13.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 03.13.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. The streets are reflecting this moment in New York this week as artists are showing their colors. Or Ukraine’s colors, rather. Hard to sleep through the night when you know that Gotham is on the hit list if this Russian invasion turns nuclear, hard to process the idea that a cold war is never far from a hot one, despite activists best efforts for all these decades. Hard to believe that sanctions won’t damage many more people than the intended targets. Hard to believe that money-printing is never discussed in the news as THE creator of this inflation and much more inflation to come.

Let’s do everything we can to de-escalate this war, this perpetual specter.

And thank you to the street artists who are keeping the conversations alive. Also this week, new works from F**kin REVS !

Remember to Set Your Clocks Ahead One Hour Today.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Adam Fujita, Fuckin REVS, Below Key, Sticker Maul, Sara Lynne-Leo, Hek Tad, Gold Loxe, Mike Raz, Smetsky Art, Hear Eye Am, Equalist, Liagam, and Mitya Pisliak.

Death is not the answer. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Brooklyn Bitch Bakery (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sticker Maul (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mitya Pisliak (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gold Loxe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smetsky Art & Mike Raz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC to Putin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NYC to Putin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Below Key (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ligama for The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REVS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
REVS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Equalist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HEAR.EYE.AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We know Spring is around the corner when The Lenten Rose, as it is commonly known, comes up from the ground. More often they go unnoticed by the people in the city, as the weather is still cold and their colors are muted – and the fact that they are very close to the ground – prevents them from screaming “here I am!”. But they are the first to announce the advent of a new season. Spring 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.30.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.30.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. Happy Snow Weekend!

We’re digging out from a ‘Nor’easter’ today in New York, a swirling blizzard of snow and strong winds that created such astonishing contrasts of bare ground and high-pointed drifts that kids and adults were playing together on these ledges, falling to the ground laughing.

It brings to mind the masses of Americans whose prospects and futures have been completely blown away, leaving nothing but bare soil – while bankers and corporate criminals have drifted all the wealth upwards to new stylish heights during the economic storm of the last 40 years. Feel like you are walking through two feet of snow and can never get ahead? Some would like you to think that it’s because of uncontrollable forces like the weather.

Meanwhile, it’s the calm after the storm now and we’re heading out to play in the snow this morning before it all gets dirty. It’s nice to see New York like a clean slate, full of possibility and promise. Let’s go for a walk!

And here’s our weekly interview with the streets in NYC, Miami, and Berlin; featuring ATOMS. Billy Barnacles, Boxer, Case Maclaim, Cupid, Dark Clouds, Jamie Hef, Joe Iurato, Kaynor, Klass, Modus. Smells, Ten! Tom Bob, Tony, and Wane.

Tom Bob (photo © Jaime Rojo)
A perfect Ten! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dante in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Case Maclaim in Miami for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Case Maclaim in Miami for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Case Maclaim in Miami for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Cupid (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Billy Barnacles (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Atoms (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wane (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kaynor (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Modus (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Klass (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Joe Iurato. “The More Things Change”. The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Smells Tony (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jamie Hef (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Boxer (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. East River New York. January 2022. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.09.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.09.22

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Welcome the first BSA Images of the Week of 2022! How are you feeling? You’re looking great!

The street art parade marches on, perhaps ever clearer in its intent to reflect the mood, the zeitgeist, the intellectual meanderings of the artist class. In the process of demystifying the graffiti and street art scene over the few decades, we’ve long realized that there always will be surprises, no matter how much of the scene you have decoded. That’s what keeps it FREEEESSSSSSSSHHHH!

This week, as the snow is falling in dirty old NYC and as people are rescinding into their homes for another de facto Covid “lockdown”, we discover that artists are hard at work getting out their message, their id, their frustrations, their aspirations, their wit.

May this adventure never end, and may this trail never go cold.

So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Fujita, Anderson Bluu, Dorothy Gale, Ernesto Maranje, ERRE, Ethan Minsker, Fake Banksy, Gold Loxe, Ill Surge, J. Cole, Johann Art, Marka 27, Miss 17, NEST, Praxis VGZ, Salami Doggy, and Winsten Tseng .

Winston Tseng (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita “So Many Beautiful Hearts All In One City” Ain’t that the truth! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nest (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Virgil Abloh memorial in Wynwood, Miami by Ill Surge. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Virgil Abloh memorial in Wynwood, Miami by Johann Art. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miss 17 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gold Loxe as Frida (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gold Loxe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dorothy Gale Has A Posse in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anderson Bluu honors rap legends and hip-hop icons from the 2010s to today. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, and Nicki Minaj. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#boxtruck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Erre & Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Marka_27 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ethan Minsker (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ernesto Maranje in Wynwood Miami for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Salami Doggy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#fakebanksy spotted in the NYC subway. Or is it? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#fakebanksy spotted in the NYC subway. This illegal vendor in the subway is selling exact copies of Banky’s artwork – that was originally placed illegally on someone else’s property. Please, no photos. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan, NYC. January 2022. (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: 08.29.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.29.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

A new hurricane, a new school year, a new variant, a new governor, a new fall of Saigon, and a new anti-vaccination song from rock guitar god Eric Clapton, who doesn’t want you to put suspect chemicals into your body. Presumably, cocaine is still okay, however, if you want to get down, down on the ground.

The summer storms keep coming, and yet somehow so does the incredible show of creativity on our streets; the celebration of murals and graffiti burners and painters and sculptors and characters and opinions and cogitations. However hot and steamy and hard New York can be sometimes, it also is positively ebullient and inspiring. We know our many differences are our greater asset, our combined aspirations a stunning new possibility.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring A. Smith, Captain Eyeliner, China, Cody James, CP Won, David Puck, Gabriel Specter, Huetek, Iquene, Jason Naylor, Jitr!, Amanda Valdes, Lorenzo Masnah, M.R.S.N., Not Your Muse, Peachee Blue, Sara Lynne Leo, Sasha Velour, Say No Sleep, Tyler Ives, and Winston Tseng.

CP Won (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Say No Sleep (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Say No Sleep (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Say No Sleep (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Winston Tseng (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Sara Lynne-Leo in collaboration with Tyler Ives. “Remedial Purge” (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
A Smith (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Specter (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Huetek. Detail. Work in progress for The Bushwick Collective 10th Anniversary edition. (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Cody James. Work in progress for The Bushwick Collective 10th Anniversary edition. (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor. Work in progress for The Bushwick Collective 10th Anniversary edition. (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
China (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Jitr! (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
David Puck (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Iquena (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Not Your Muse (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Peachee Blue (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Amanda Valdes (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Masnah (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
M.R.S.N. (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artists (photo @ Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.22.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.22.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Did you catch the celebrities singing in Central Park last night before the rains of Hurricane Henri reached New York? Talk about electricity in the air! New York is a magnet for a pretty face, it would appear, and a grizzly or wild one too; and our street art proves it. Just a quick survey of murals in Brooklyn this week turns up many a fun face.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Fujita, Anthony Zpadilla, CP Won, Damien Mitchell, David Puck, Dwag Star, Jeyde, Lorenzo Masnah, Mister Alek, NotBanksy, Numak1, Outer Source, Outer Source, Reme821, Sef01, Sipros, United Crushers, and Vers718.

David Puck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sef01 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mister Alek for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Numak1 for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Reme821 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CPWon (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Damien Mitchell (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lorenzo Masnah for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lorenzo Masnah for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
We can’t read this tag…help please. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Outer Source (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vers718 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dawg Star doggie style… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jeyde (photo © Jaime Rojo)
United Crushers (photo © Jaime Rojo)
#notbanksy (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Zpadilla (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan. August 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.25.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.25.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

Can you feel the power of July’s full Buck Moon that arrived this weekend? Not to be confused with the full buck-naked moon; those are the guys climbing the fence to skinny dip in McCarren Pool.

Looks like the new George Floyd statue in Flatbush, Brooklyn got defaced by racists but will be restored and move to Union Square in Manhattan. The vandals must have been mad about all the confederate statues that have been coming down around the country.

You’ll be thrilled to learn that two self-driving cars were tested in New York this week, and no skateboarders or seniors were mowed down. The footage looks pretty tame, to tell the truth. Let’s try the test on any average drunken Saturday night and see how the rabble-rousers fare. Truthfully, a driverless car is exactly the way it feels taking a yellow cab sometimes.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Fu, Adrian Wilson, Allison Dayka, Baston, Captain Eyeliner, City Kitty, Comik, David Puck, SEK@DX, Denis Ouch, Duel Heck, Flore, Foxito, La Plaga Invade, Lorenzo Masnah, Lunge Box, Rex Bantron, S. Cifu, Sinclair The Vandal, Sticky Monger, Sule Cant Cook, and Westgard.

La Plaga Invade with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Denis Ouch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Denis Ouch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Denis Ouch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Denis Ouch (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel – Heck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Duel (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Foxito. We haven’t seen this lady on the streets in quite a long time… It could be argued that we do see reflections of her policies on the street regularly. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sule Cant Cook (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Puck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
David Puck (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rex Bantron with The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Allison Dayka (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Captain Eyeliner (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adrian Wilson with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Masnah with The Bushwick Collective, (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Flore & Westgard (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Citi Kitty & Lunge Box (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Baston & Sinclair The Vandal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sinclair The Vandal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sitcky Monger. “We have a communication issue and I don’t like it” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)
s.cifu with The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Raz (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Comik (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEK2DX (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Summer 2021. Brooklyn, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.04.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.04.21

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. Happy 4th of July! See you on the Hudson River for the fireworks tonight. We are also cognizant that the rich inheritance of justice and freedom has not been extended to all people historically: “What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech.

“…. At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”
– Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York 1852

Remember when you used to say that someone or something was “ON FIRE!”, and that meant it was something good, unable to be stopped?

This week half of the United States and a third of Canada were on fire, it would appear, including an underwater bloom of fire in the Gulf of Mexico that was being sprayed by nearby boats with, um, water.

While the West of the US was having an exceptional drought and extreme heat, when you looked north to Canada, you witnessed 710,000 lightning strikes; Western Canada was a literal firestorm. According to The Guardian, “The previous week, northern Europe and Russia also sweltered in an unprecedented heat bubble. June records were broken in Moscow (34.8C), Helsinki (31.7C), Belarus (35.7C), and Estonia (34.6C).” On the east coast of the US, we suffered 4 days of a heatwave, and many graffiti writers found themselves banished to underground tunnels to keep cool – which was okay with almost everybody.

Remember when you used to say that things were DOPE until you saw your cousin get hooked and spiral downward unglamorously? DOPE took on a new connotation after that. Maybe we have to stop saying, “Yo, that girl is FIRE!” because, you know, fire. That thing that is scorching the Earth, but not because of Climate Change, you freak.

But the graffiti and street art we have been finding here: some of these are FIRE!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Arcadio, Benjamin Keller, BMC, Cdre, Ditty, Luke Dragon, LWart, Mena, MeresOne, MHI, MoiOne, Rat Rockster, RH Doaz, and Scartoccio.

Arcadio. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Arcadio. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RH Doaz. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Benjamin Keller. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luke Dragon. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CDRE. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ditty. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LWart. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LWart. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Scartoccio. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MoiOne. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MH1. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MeresOne. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BMC. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mena. Jersey City Mural Festival. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rat Rockster for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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