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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.23.22

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.23.22

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

Worried that voting rights are being stolen from black and brown people in a systematic way across the country? Let Mitch McConnell put your fears to rest.

The concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.

Well, that’s a relief. Wait, what?

Mitch, please. Why are you still in office.

So here’s our weekly interview with the street in NYC and Miami, featuring Beautiful Mind, Bella Phame, BK Foxx, Claudia La Bianca, DAK PPP 907, Dek2DX, djaRodney, Gina Kiel, Gold Loxe, JJ Veronis, Lady JDay, Melski, Rumba Art, StyleOne, Tee Pop Art, and Tutto & Niente.

Rumba Art in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tee Pop Art quotes from James Baldwin: “Artists Are Here To Disturb Peace”. Amen. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
…and so Why Aren’t We Yelling?! asks an unidentified artist in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lady JDay portrait of Frida Kahlo. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tutto & Niente, Our Lady of Graffiti…Mary is forever the Muse. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Claudia La Bianca in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
BK Foxx (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bella Phame in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dek2DX (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DjaRodeny in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gold Loxe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
StyleOne in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gina Kiel in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Beautiful Mind in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
New York Paste (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DAK PPP 907 in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Sunrise. Hutchinson Island, Florida. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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1UP Crew Magnum Opus In Wynwood, Miami

1UP Crew Magnum Opus In Wynwood, Miami

It was sunny that particular day in Wynwood, Miami in November of last year. The air was fresh and the humidity mercifully low. The sun rays weren’t piercing one’s shoulders. It was what winter in Miami is supposed to feel like. Dreamy.

That’s how we were feeling; dreamy – when we turned the corner and saw them. A motley crew of five or six men taking on a gargantuan wall in the less noisy part of Wynwood. The congenial 1UP Crew is the Berlin-based masters of the mixed message – here to vandalize, but politely. In this case of course the wall is completely legal, but associates of this notorious crew have been credited/blamed for leaving their marks on walls, trains, water tanks, elevators – anything that strikes their fancy in multiple cities across many continents.

1UP Crew. Detail. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The wall was still in progress that day with many more aerosol cans to go. We chatted, took photos, and reported on the encounter HERE. By the time we had to return to NYC, the wall wasn’t completed yet – so we returned to the winter paradise weeks later.

We were glad we pulled ourselves away from the ocean to see this in all its glory. Judging from the description below from one of the 1UP Crew members we think that this wall has it all.

“So it is kind of a movie planet, we don’t know which planet it is,” says one of the 1UP guys, “But it is a planet of the future – and there are all these Metro’s coming up out of the sand along with pyramids and street signs and figures… It’s growing now. I think that we have three more days to paint.”

Up to 13 artists joined in to complete it including members of 1UP Crew and members of the MSG Crew as well as Vlok, Giz, and Fuzi UV TPK crew from Paris.

1UP Crew. Detail. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew. Detail. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew. Detail. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (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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Wynwood Diary in Post-Covid Cautious Optimism

Wynwood Diary in Post-Covid Cautious Optimism

The street art can double as advertisements, the advertisements can double as street art, and all of it has been supplanted by fevered talk about NFTs, as if the speaker whom you’ve been accosted by invented them. For a scene that likes to consider itself to be on the bleeding edge, this is all a bit disappointingly 2017 to hear, but there you have it.

Yet we are still pleased to see that the neighborhood is popping with more fresh new creativity than last year and you again feel like new things are to be discovered around almost every corner. Oh sure, there are many cultural looters here, but that’s always been the case. It’s good to see that some new transgressive pieces, eye-opening missives, and dripping wet tags are scattered here among the permission-based walls and ghosts from December past. No one knows what the socio-economic future holds, but for now, Wynwood’s holding steady.

Here are a few shots from Jaime Rojo as he made a few laps among the streets.

Ron English. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ron English. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ron English. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros. Kool Drip. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kool Drip. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lamour Supreme. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lamour Supreme. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jason Naylor. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elle takes a moment from work to talk to her fans. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Buff Monster. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Boy Kong. Work in progress. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Apitatan from 2017. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jacaranda en flor. Wynwood, Miami 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami awakens from a Covid-19 stupor this year with a bonified Art Week, featuring associated fairs and events like Wynwood Walls that are activated by the Art Basel behemoth. Some of the high-profile organizers of yesteryear may be on the ropes this time but you are sure to see many of your favorite and familiar art dealers, drug dealers, street artists, graffiti writers, djs, taco sellers, and lucite stiletto slide-ons. Cold weather birds love to fly here for the art fairs and a quick suntan and a Pina Colada just after Thanksgiving every year – it’s equal parts breezily laid back and sketchy and only slightly hedonistic, the gritty-glam blocks of Wynwood know how to keep it real, unless it was silicone to start with.

Futura. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’ve heard some solid talents are going to be in the neighborhood, of their own volition or by invitation, as is usually the case. Wynwood Walls is offering 11 artists painting the outdoor space and the Brooklyn art duo Faile mounting a large indoor exhibition of new works that are sure to shock and thrill new fans and those who have watched them from street to museum in and elsewhere in between in their 22 years as visual alchemists. We’re also interviewing them live onstage at Wynwood Walls Wednesday December 1st at 7 pm. We’d love to see you there and talk with you so please stop by and say hello!

Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With a theme of “Agents of Change” Wynwood Walls is bringing AIKO (Japan), Diogo “Addfuel” Machado (Portugal), Bordalo ii (Portugal), David Flores (United States), Scott Froschauer (United States), Joe Iurato (United States), KAI (United States), Kayla Mahaffey (United States), Mantra (France), Ernesto Maranje (Cuba), Greg Mike (United States), Farid Rueda (Mexico), and for the first time, Wynwood Walls will open one wall to a local artist in an “Open Call” competition. 

VHILS. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Wynwood Walls/Goldman Properties Event Schedule to Date

  • Beginning Monday, November 22 – Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • Wynwood Walls Begins Art Week Live Installations 
      • Monday, November 22nd – Wednesday, November 24th: 11am – 10pm
      • Friday, November 26th – Sunday, November 28th: 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Unveiling Event and Wynwood Walls Opening Party | Invitation only
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 
    • 7 – 8pm – Artist Talk l FAILE talks to Brooklyn Street Art (BSA)
      Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 
    • 3 – 5pm – KAI unveils sculpture in collaboration with Odell Beckham Jr.  l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    • 4 – 7pm – Superplastic Activation & Kranky Art Competition l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Miami Art Week – Tuesday, November 30 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
    • 9am – 10pm – Walls will be open Tuesday, November 30th – Sunday, December 5th
    • Daily DJ set at the Wynwood Walls Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 7:30pm, Friday – Sunday  3:30 – 8:30pm 
DEIH. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.17.21

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It’s definitely quieter here in Wynwood when there are no art fairs. But there is still so much activity. The daytime neighborhood is pounding with construction and new buildings and restaurants/bars have a steady flow of guests every night, Monday through Sunday. Thump, thump, thump. The daily foot traffic is diminished, perhaps because the sun and heat have chased everyone inside during the day, but this week we saw hundreds of people whizzing by on scooters, and some large interest with a fleet of workers was preparing for a large music event in an empty lot – with tents, food trucks, stages, lights. Now that Art Basel 2021 is officially kicking off at the end of November, no doubt there will be big things happening in Wynwood again.

So of course we went to the beach to see the never-ending blue waves. The storm on the horizon was dark and funnel-like for an hour before it disappeared and the sun coaxed a half rainbow to glimmer and shimmer brightly. The seagulls gathering near your chaise lounge are clearly there with an air of expectation, however – miserly looking over your ziplock bags with sandwiches and potato chips as you carefully peel back the paper towel to steal a bite. They are cute, true, but ever focused on your moves.

Otherwise, the Wynwood district is just chock-a-block with art – permissioned and otherwise. The faces that watch as you walk are entreating, entertaining, flaunting, peering, taunting, speaking their own impenetrable speeches and poems. The neighborhood is still in movement, still liquid, still poised for revelation. The local names are liberally sprinkled with ones you recognized, many international. If the impulse to walk one more block in search of a jewel captures you, follow it because you are invariably rewarded.

Our interview with the street today includes Anthony Lister, Bird Seed Anthony, Dan Kitchener, Disem305, Greg Mike, Gregg Rivero, Hiero Veiga, Melski, MSG Crew, Narco, NM Salgar, RACE, Sipros, and Tabue.

Disem305. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hiero Veiga. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sipros. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gregg Rivero. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NM Salgar. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bird Seed Anthony. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
RACE. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Greg Mike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anthony Lister. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MSG Crew. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WKT, VCR, and friends. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tabue. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melski Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Narco. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Danny Nike. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 10.10.21 / Wynwood Teaser

BSA Images Of The Week: 10.10.21 / Wynwood Teaser

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“Gurl, I Just Came For the Sunburn” is the cleverly worded T-shirt design we just conjured, but didn’t see in any of the many stores selling “Miami”-emblazoned memorabilia this weekend. New Yorkers are from a colder climate where sexy college girls are already wearing tight turtleneck sweaters and leggings and handsome boys are sporting corduroy and blazers. Not here in Miami Beach or Wynwood, where less is more, and naked is a matter of opinion.

It’s Carnivale weekend so the streets and hotels are bursting with Brazilian and Trinidadian and otherwise Caribbean influences, including phenomenal costumes, dancing, trap music, and raucous peels of laughter. After some time on Miami Beach surrounded by bathing beauties and dodging freelance vendors selling Pina Coladas, margaritas, marijuana edibles, and other drugs from their backpacks, we caught an energetic and sexy floor show featuring earth-shaking amounts of bouncing beauty and a lip-synching rendition of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Girls in the Hood” that served so much twerking abandon that the fishnet stockings industry ran out of inventory by 3 am Sunday.

Here on the streets this quick sample of shots gives you an idea of the messages and palettes now greeting visitors all over this neighborhood of Wynwood– with some faces lifted from posters so you see how you’re supposed to be stylin’. Call it a survey of local color to ease you into the Miamian week BSA will be sharing with our readers. Bienvenidos!

Our interview with the street today includes Askew One, Atomik, Binho, Claudia La Bianca, Krayzie Bone, Guillermo Zanches, Irene Lopez Leon, Marina Capdevilla, Milu Correch, MSG Crew, Osorno, Pixel Pancho, and Rodo.

Pixel Pancho. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pixel Pancho. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pixel Pancho. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Flyer on the sidewalk for Carnivale. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Milu Correch. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AskewOne Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Claudia La Bianca. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poster image. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
RODO. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Binho. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poster image. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Irene Lopez Leon. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Osorno. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Marina Capdevilla. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Waiting for the valet outside brunch in Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
MSG. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poster image. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
MSG. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Atomiko. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Poster image. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Krayzie Bone. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carnevale participants all dressed and ready to go. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.26.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 35

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.26.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 35

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week and Ramadan Mubarak for all our Muslim brothers and sisters this week. We all know that we have to keep a safe distance and wash our hands, even during holy days – science is science whether its Jesus or Mohammed or Timothy Leary whom you worship.

As you quarantine in place and find that your financial hardships are hovering, you may wonder why your government is not jumping into action to keep us all afloat – for one thing, they are on vacation until May 4. They rapidly have spent 3 trillion to bolster select industries and wealthy individuals, yet we have 26 million out of work, many people waiting in line for food. For you and the people in line for food, the national leader of the Democrats says “Let them eat chocolate ice cream” at 12$ a pint. Trump recommends you may want to inject yourself with light or bleach. Top economist Joseph Stiglitz says: US coronavirus response is like ‘third world’ country .

Overall this pandemic is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable around the world. If you are okay, please share what you have. This week we recommend The International Rescue Committee.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others

The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. We need a Marshall Plan for everyday people right now and the next year. Instead, we have a circus.

In other news, we’re still quarantining inside so we thought you would enjoy these cool instant classics shot in Miami recently. Please send us your art in the streets! We love to hear from you. Spread love!

So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Bubblegum, Carolina, Dicesar Love, Friks84, Inphiltrate, Jodi Cox, Joshila Dhaby, Le Doers Club, Outrank Brand, Oz Fua, Ric Azevedo, Roger Peet, Smogeone, The Suited Racer, Toosphexy, Tomer Linaje, and Toysnobs.

Friks84, Toysnobs, Le Doers Club, Outrank Brand in Miami say: START DOING (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bublegum in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artitst in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Joshila Dhaby in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dicesar Love in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SmogOne Art, Oz Fua in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tomer Linaje in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Carolina in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The Suited Racer in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ric Azevedo in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Inphltrate in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Print maker Roger Peet @toosphexy for Justseeds.org
Jodi Cox. Trump-Tinis. Please don’t attempt this at home…or anywhere else for that matter…(photo © Jodi Cox)
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Three Madonnas In the Gritty Garden: A Hidden Wynwood Triptych

Three Madonnas In the Gritty Garden: A Hidden Wynwood Triptych

Adriana Vila. Pixel Pancho. Uriginal.

A Street Art mural triptych in the thick of Wynwood, without flourish, with guile.

Adriana Vila / Pixel Pancho / Uriginal. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

From Bosch to Beckmann to Bacon the multi-paneled presentation of the barnacled and beatific has commanded the attention of art fans for centuries. Here on a backlot in the swampy section of Miami that’s now known for public painting, we find a trio of uniquely stylized female sitters, one slightly more robotic than her flanks. In a darkly storied and neglected neighborhood now painfully clamoring for attention, it was this partially obscured wall that adroitly captured ours.

Adriana Vila. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Commanding your eyes, and then your heart, these three hold court in the scruffy sod with complementary hues, blinkered by a tree that blocks and reveals according to the breeze and the sun. Calling to mind altar paintings from the Middle Ages as well as pensively poetic video panels at the Venice Biennale, this maximizing of an easily overlooked opportunity skillfully attracts the discerning art fan, leaving you satiated, slightly stirred.

Pixel Pancho. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Uriginal. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Adriana Vila / Pixel Pancho / Uriginal. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.26.20

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.26.20

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The city is in mid-winter “blah” mode. We suffered a fire at the New York City’s Museum of Chinese in America this week, and the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams used his Martin Luther King Day speech to tell recent arrivals to ‘Go back to Iowa,’ Things can be tough out here people.

In Street Art and graffiti news, New York has had some “whole car” pieces on the subway line recently, including one that looked like a whole train! Old timers were rubbing their eyes. According to a local media outlet, legendary graffiti artist Chris “Freedom” Pape gave his assessment; “..based on the artist’s philosophy, he gives it an “A” but based on the quality of the graffiti on old subways, he gives it a “C”. Also a new film about New York octogenarian Street Artist Robert Janz opened this week at the Anthology Film Archives. Janz in the Moment is the passion project of Filmmaker Joanna Kiernan that features many corners and crazy details of New York’s streets that are familiar to us – and probably to you.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week from Miami, and this time featuring Add Fuel, Atomik, Bisco Smith, CRKSHNK, Dal East, Feik, Hysterical Men, Jilly Ballistic, Kai, Mr. June, Pure Genius, Rick Azevedo, WCKT, What Will You Leave Behind, Will Power, and Winston Tseng.

London Kaye gives a shout out to the Australian’s wildlife, and of course to the people as well. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
London Kaye gives a shout out to the Australian’s wildlife, and of course to the people as well. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Feik. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Will Power (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Will Power (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jilly Ballistic (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CRKSHNK (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bisco Smith. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Add Fuel. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Atomik. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hysterical Men (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Winston Tseng (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Kai. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pure Genius (photo © Jaime Rojo)
What Will You Leave Behind (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WCKT (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. June. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ric Azevedo. Wynwood. Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. NYC Subway. January 2020. Manhattan, NY.(photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Wild Animals Run in the Streets: Wynwood Is A Zoo

Wild Animals Run in the Streets: Wynwood Is A Zoo

Yes, Wynwood was a zoo this year.

Martin Whatson. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Maybe its because animals are safe subjects to paint and make it past the neighborhood censors, maybe its because they are handily metaphoric when it comes to communicating a complicated or difficult idea. Maybe it is just because they are cute and everybody on Instagram is going to offer a clever rejoinder on your new painting in Miami, you cool dude/dudette.

Ernesto Maranje. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

From unicorns to hippos to lions and alligators, the street is full of them right now around every corner in the Wynwood District and you can still enjoy them until the neighborhood becomes so developed that they kill them all. Well not all of them. One or two will still be creeping up on you in the occasional abandoned lot that has a high tax bill or a hefty remediation of toxic soil that still makes it too pricey for potential investors.

All of that wild conjuring aside, here is a selection of currently running creatures of the gritty urban jungle in this humid and hot southern city for you to marvel at.

Woes. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Telmo & Miel. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Telmo & Miel. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sonny Sundancer. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
SkyOne. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Feik. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bublegum Sr. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Saturno. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Saturno. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ron English. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Dheo. Wynwood, Miami. December 2019. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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