That’s why Medicare for All is sounding better every day. It’s so much more obvious as we watch the unfolding disaster in a country that has allowed every aspect of its social net to be sold off to private companies in the last 40 years, turned into for-profit ventures, not service to citizens. Certainly not poor citizens, working poor citizens, non-citizens, middle class citizens.
As we start a new year, we say thank you for the last one.
And Thank You to the artists who shared their 11 Wishes for 2011 with Brooklyn Street Art; Conor Harrington, Eli Cook, Indigo, Gilf, Todd Mazer, Vasco Mucci, Kimberly Brooks, Rusty Rehl, Tip Toe, Samson, and Ludo. You each contributed a very cool gift to the BSA family, and we’re grateful.
We looked over the last year to take in all the great projects we were in and fascinating people we had the pleasure to work with. It was a helluva year, and please take a look at the highlights to get an idea what a rich cultural explosion we are all a part of at this moment.
The new year already has some amazing new opportunities to celebrate Street Art and artists. We are looking forward to meeting you and playing with you and working with you in 2011.
We’re very grateful for a wildly prolific year of Street Art as it continued to explode all over New York (and a lot of other places too). For one full year we’ve been granted the gift of seeing art on the streets and countless moments of inspiration. Whether you are rich or poor in your pocket, the creative spirit on the street in New York makes you rich in your heart and mind.
To the New York City artists that make this city a lot more alive every day we say thank you.
To the artists from all over world that passed through we say thank you.
To our colleagues and peers for their support and enthusiasm we say thank you.
To the gallery owners and curators for providing the artists a place to show their stuff and for providing all of us a safe place to gather, talk, share art, laugh, enjoy great music and free booze we say thank you.
To our project collaborators for sharing your talents and insights and opinions and for keeping the flame alive we say thank you.
And finally to our friends, readers and fans; Our hearts go out to you for lighting the way and for cheering us on. Thank you.
Each Sunday we featured Images of the Week, and we painfully narrowed that field to about 100 pieces in this quick video. It’s not an encyclopedia, it’s collage of our own. We remember the moment of discovery, the mood, the light and the day when we photographed them. For us it’s inspiration in this whacked out city that is always on the move.
The following artists are featured in the video and are listed here in alphabetical order:
Aakash Nihalani,Bansky, Barry McGee, Bask ,Bast, Beau, MBW, Bishop ,Boxi, Cake, The Dude Company, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz ,Dolk ,El Mac, El Sol 25, Elbow Toe, Faile, Feral, Overunder, Gaia, General Howe, Hellbent, Hush, Imminent Disaster, Jeff Aerosol, Jeff Soto, JMR ,Judith Supine ,K-Guy ,Labrona, Lister, Lucy McLauchlan, Ludo, Armsrock, MCity, Miso, Momo, Nick Walker, Nina Pandolfo, NohjColey, Nosm, Ariz, How, Tats Cru, Os Gemeos, Futura, Pisa 73, Poster Boy, QRST, Remi Rough, Stormie Mills, Retna, Roa, Ron English, Sever, She 155, Shepard Fairey ,Specter, Sten & Lex, Samson, Surge I, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Tes One, Tip Toe, Tristan Eaton, Trusto Corp, Typo, Various and Gould, Veng RWK, ECB, White Cocoa, Wing, WK Interact, Yote.
One version of Street Art has as it’s mission to articulate opinions, truths, half-truths, subversive rants, and utterances of a political nature.
TrustoCorp, which so far has been nibbling around the edges with satiric plays on words, has gotten a lot more focused recently with some of these metal signs as well as their placement. Maybe it’s these polarizing times calling for clarifying amidst the smog machines….but TrustoCorp is a bit more ‘on-message’ in these recent postings on the streets of Gotham.
Now there’s a MAD COW – outside a certain fast food establishment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Trusto Corp)
Our SELF-REGULATING friends could find this offensive (Trusto Corp)
A bit more vague and wide-sweeping, but we get the point (Trusto Corp)
"Thanks Madge, so do you!" - Who doesn't appreciate a positive affirmation once in a while? (Trusto Corp)
Aided by Kid Acne’s small army of sword wielding vixens and EMA’s genteel mustachioed dude, Trusto Corp left some words for thought on the streets of Williamsburg.
Geez it’s great to be back home in the freezing bitter city! What have we missed?
Went parading through the ever-changing Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn yesterday and BAM, we’ve been hit! Always keep your eyes peeled in Brooklyn, even as you hobble up the street shaking from cold, avoiding patches of black ice. It’s amazing how sometimes things come in threes, like the Three Muskateers, the Three Stooges, and of course, Triple XXX ratings at your local porno theatre.
Kid Acne, whoever that is, must also be a fashion designer or a costume designer or just fancies laddies who play dress-up – because this new fleet of pastie-ups are chic and sexified, and possibly violent. EMA rings in that old-world charm with the oval locket portraits of a guy who is probably part of a barbershop quartet. And don’t ask me about Trusto Corp – these very seriously realistic looking signs have a variety of sentiments that range from encouraging illegality to insulting me for being fat. Which I’m not!