Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. The outcry over the Russian invasion of Ukraine has overwhelmed all other news “coverage”.
In his State of the Union speech this week Biden even conflated sanctions with domestic inflation – but it was already 7.5% annually for a full year before the Ukraine invasion. Using that logic, Putin is also the reason you have no Medicare for All, and the reason there is no student loan debt forgiveness.
New York has so many beautiful communities and we value our Russian and Ukrainian neighbors. We refuse to demonize a whole community collectively, and hopefully you do too.
However repugnant the idea, let’s look for a diplomatic solution on the world stage to this crisis if it is all possible. We all have too much to lose if we don’t try in this incredibly difficult moment in history.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Pear, Subway Doodle, Txemy, Calicho Art, V Ballentine, Under Wave Walls, Mike Raz, Tony Tuan Luong, Manuel Alejandro, Smetsky Art, Deborah Kass, Lady Vday, Sage Gallon, and Michael Neff.
Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: 1. Talking with Tony Tuan Luong AKA Tyle2 2. OLEK: I Have Nothing To Declare Except My Genius 3. Sofles in Brisbane featuring Gamo & Kitsa 4.MadC – Oasis
BSA Special Feature: Talking with Tony Tuan Luong AKA Tyle2
It’s thrilling to see the many twists and turns on the path of calligraffiti. Here we are introduced to Graffiti, Calligraphy, and Tattoo artist TONY TUAN LUONG aka TYLE2 from Offenburg, Germany, who gives a short interview in this first new “Artist Session” with the Molotov brand. Friday is always a great day for inspiration and we hope this can inspire you.
Artist Session with Tony Tuan Luong AKA Tyle2
OLEK: I Have Nothing To Declare Except My Genius
The Polish street artist has nothing but the usual to declare. She’s been saying it for years. If only you would listen.
Man1 on Hollywood Blvd via Birdman.
“A fun mural I shot with LA native Man1 in Los Angeles, CA,” says photographer and video documenter Birdman.
MadC – Oasis
Modern master of styles, MadC knows how to keep it tight and how to let it flow, like an ocean’s mists, across the walls she climbs and conquers. Its not just the dynamism, the scale. It’s also the confidence, the fact that you feel she can see it before she begins. She is an oasis.