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Quick Shots of The Grassy Lot: Edition 2012

We’re keeping it local today with an empty patch of real estate on Manhattan’s Lower East Side called “The Grassy Lot” that’s been semi-curated for about a year with an eclectic mix of American and Australian ex-pats. It’s a nice little patch of grass that is sometimes rented out for events and receptions – also it is used occasionally for rumored topless sunbathing, water balloon fights, or the periodic impromptu late night assignation after stumbling out of a nearby watering hole.

Queen Andrea on the wall where Nanook and GAIA painted last year. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Like all fun things, Summer is drawing to a close, at least officially. For those of you who walk the streets of this city either with your eyes closed or fixed on your belly button we inform you that it was the Summer of Love ’12 for The Yok and Sheryro, who stayed at the top of the aerosol charts due to their sheer industry. This little lot has some examples of their stuff, but really they seemed to get up all over.  Here also is Queen Andrea, who has also been making a strong showing of late, along with stuff from Cake, Cern, Daek1, Gaia, Nanook, Never, and Sean Morris.

Brooklyn impresario Joe Franquinha of Crest Art Show fame was the procurer of art at “The Grassy Lot” again this year and we extend our gratitude to him for letting us give a peak to BSA readers.

Queen Andrea. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Queen Andrea. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A Queen Andrea detail with a duet with Cern’s birds on the right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cern (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Yok from last year illuminates the way for Cern. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Never (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Daek 1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Oh, and one more thing…”, Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sean Morris ate too many Sheryo hot dogs this summer, evidently, and is still in a food coma. (photo © Jaime Rojo)



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Fun Friday 08.26.11


Here’s your Fun Friday Menu (all entrees come with a slice of pepperoni pizza)

1. New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway
2. CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”
3. Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories
4. That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening
5. 8 Hours in Brooklyn – VERY COOL SLO MO, BRO
6. There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal
7. Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

New Film Opening About Toynbee Tiles – Ticket Giveaway


“Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles”

Opening in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday 09/02,.the film is about the Toynbee Tiles and an unlikely team that tracks down the mystery’s source for the better part of a decade. It won Best Documentary Directing award at this years’ Sundance Film Festival so it’s got cred.

Win Tickets To Opening Night! First person to send an email to with BSA in the subject line gets a pair of tickets for opening night this film by Jon Foy. Second person will get tickets to any night during the run.

CYCLE Crew : “We Never Die”


Photo © Carlos Gonzalez

This is about reincarnation, right? Check out Design Matters, which opened a show by CYCLE crew last night to find out.

CYRCLE "We Never Die" by Adolfo J Lara

For more information about this show click on the link below:

Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories

Now in it’s 3rd smashing week, this show in Venice has been getting lots of great visitors and conversations, mostly because the participating artists put so much of themselves into this densely layered show.

Names you know, and others you don’t – but you may hear more about in the future, all telling their New York Stories.

brooklyn-street-art-cave-street-art-saved-my-life-jaime-rojo-08-11-3From left to right: Clown Soldier, EMA, Sweet Toof, Kid Acne, Nick Walker and Skewville. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


From left to right: Creepy, How & Nosm, White Cocoa and Know Hope. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For more information about this show click on the link below:

That Was FUN! “The Grassy Lot” Opening

Congratulations to Joe Franquinha and Liza and Crest Arts for putting together a very successful community-feeling event on the grassy lot last night. A LOT of people, a LOT of art, a LOT of fun conversations. And it didn’t rain! (Even though Joe was prepared for that too) Thanks to Keith Schweitzer of MaNY and all the artists who participated. Best guest we met? Joe’s mom, who raised her boy right.

Here’s a fun video Keith made:

8 Hours in Brooklyn – VERY COOL SLO MO, BRO

Can you spot the big portrait by a street artist that has been featured on BSA in this video?

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant by Ty Marshal

Narcelio Grud “Sonic Spray” By Yeah

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