Armory Madness This Weekend
Light graffiti artist Vicki DaSilva blesses the art proceedings with Tiger Blood, an homage to someone famous allegedly. (photo courtesy the artist)
Check out BSA’s Armory Picks http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=18835
Jose Parla at The Standard Unveils New Book
You are invited to The Top of The Standard (442 West 13th Street), this Saturday, March 5th, where José Parlá will be signing his new monograph from 6 PM to 9 PM. This event is open to the public.
Image © Junkerade
Junkerade, a London collective on Flickr, has posted images of a new campaign accusing Red Bulls’ new site that uses Google’s “Street View” technology of hijacking street art culture. With some simple handwritten posters they have begun a visual street backlash to encourage other discontents to mess with the messaging, including the posted piece above.
According to Junkerade, “Red Bull want to use it to flog their products without asking … to make them seem down and edgy. Let ’em know what you think, let them know they have no right to take our culture and try and sell it back to us in the form of a sugary drink”. It’s hard to predict how this will go down, but other Iphone and Android apps introduced over the last couple of years have struggled to populate their databases with relevant, accurate, good quality images and contributors. In a sweeping commercial gesture like this toward what many see as a grassroots movement, it is easy to question the company’s motives. Social media has a way of determining the rendering a decision, and so does the street.
And Now Some Levity with Devo and a Singing Unicorn!
And an ad for gum at the end that has nothing to do with us.
Luna Park Talks Monday
Portrait of Luna Park by Sam Horine (photo © Sam Horine)
Comrade Luna Park charges through the streets camera in hand with panther-like determination and captures the wild (and wildstyle) on the urban safari. Monday you can get a chance to see her images and listen to her talk about her adventures in photography – or as she tells us,
“I’ll be telling the unlikely story of how a thirtysomething librarian fell into street art and became hopelessly addicted to graffiti along the way.”
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122
Pantheon Show: The Stanley Cup is Still Missing!
An ongoing multi-chapter collaborative art project by John Fekner and Don Leicht, The Stanley Cup
BSA has just learned that possibly the contents of John Fekner & Don Leicht’s Stanley Cup will be revealed at Pantheon.
John Fekner and Don Leicht “Stanley Cup” (Image © courtesy of the artists)
“Street art is the fastest visual conductor out there. It compels people to think and question, react and connect, not just to the artist’s work but with the real issues that we battle each and every day. I believe for art to succeed it’s all about the experience and not about the possession. Art in the streets is an immediate communicator. It beats out advertising, text-based social media and even video. In this type of window presentation we are reducing the value of an art object to that of a shared visual experience for the general public and passerby without an admission fee.
The Donnell library was always known as the art library in the city. For the artists to respond to ‘a sense of place’ is like a location shot in a movie; you attempt to transcend that specific space to become something bigger than it originally was.
Street projects such as the upcoming Pantheon installation allow artists to modify, update and change their work to reflect what is happening in the real world. Try putting up a different painting in a gallery or museum exhibition. It’s not going to happen”.
~ John Fekner
To read more about Pantheon go to their web site and click on the link below:
Grafiteiro Enivo from Brazil by Parede Viva
Faith 47 – From South Africa
“It’s really a new art movement that a lot of people can’t quite get their head around,” says Faith47.
Charlie Sheen Dubstep
Or, “it’s humorous and benign when white men do drugs”.