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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.18.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.18.18

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Kobra is rumored to have left New York this week, 18 murals later, a survey of pop cultural icons known to postcard buyers in the city for years – all in technicolor and in very large scale.  In a story with many layers of irony, a skatewear brand got reprimanded by a Sacsix, a New York street artist, for postering over his wheatpaste.  And Street Artist Ron English bought a street Banksy this week at auction and announced to the press that it was part of his strategy to discourage people from taking illegal art off the streets.

Meanwhile new stuff is popping off in Ridgewood, Queens, where some of the stuff below is from, proving that the scene is still incredibly relevant to artists and fans alike.

So here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Boy Kong, Chris RWK, City Kitty, Chance Paperboy, Damien Mitchell, Jaye Moon, Kashink, Kirza, K Liu Long, MeresOne, Myth, Raf Urban, Rx Skulls, Square, Squid Licker, Gane, Texas and Zimad.

Top Image: Squid Licker for Superchief Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kashink for Superchief Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Chris RWK for 212 Arts. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaye Moon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

It looks like Myth is bolting out from NYC…So long pal. We’ll miss you but BSA will always love you:-) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MeresOne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Writers with pigeons… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kashink . Boy Kong . K Liu Long. Superchief Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gane . Texas (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Since JR completed his collaboration with Time magazine on the Houston/Bowery Wall there have been two mass shootings with multiple fatalities in the USA. And by the way the shooters were not immigrants, asylum seekers or refugees. They both were white male, American citizens. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JR . Time magazine and an anonymous artist updates the wall to reflect the number of fatalities from the new mass shooting in the USA… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Raf Urban with a message of hope. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zimad gives Edgar Allen Poe some love and The Raven… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Square (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Squid Licker . Boy Kong for Superchief Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty . Rx Skulls (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Damien Mitchell paints Chance Paperboy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Falcon with tag on a rooftop in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. November 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.22.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.22.18

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Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Boy Kong, Cane Morto, Dmote, El Sol 25, Hower, Invader, Joe Iurato, Logan Hicks, Pixel Pancho, Resistance is Female, Rime, Sean9Lugo, Smells, UFO 907, Vhils, Vik, Voxx Romana, XSM, and Zimad.

Top image: Joe Iurato and Logan Hicks. The Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)

VHILS. The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

VHILS. The L.I.S.A. Project NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

#resistanceisfemale (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ZIMAD (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)

UFO 907. Dmote. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

UFO 907. Smells. Dmote. Hower. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cane Morto in Lisbon. We are excited that we will be working with these vandals in Moscow for The Artmossphere Biennale in August. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Granny robber, food stealer Paul Ryan makes it to the street, courtesy #streetPSA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist. Indeed, what’s your favorite way to dull your pain? Do tell… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sean 9 Lugo…modern days saints… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Boy Kong (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Creepy… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rime for VIK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

XSM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Voxx Romana (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. July 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 09.04.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 09.04.16

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The walls are speaking. Unless they have been silenced.

We regularly conject that a graffiti or Street Art piece rides only as long as it is allowed. Subject to immediate and daily perusal, illegal and legal artworks on the streets bear the scrutiny of society and can be singularly or collectively accepted or censored. In this respect, it is a reasonable assertion that our Street Art reflects societal views and tastes to a certain extent.  In one city nudity is quickly crossed over while an anti-imperialist rant may run for weeks for example, while another city may invert that equation.

This week’s images draw heavily from Berlin and Moscow, two cities that we’ve been in recently. While the images we have do not necessarily depict the range of visual conversation topics (this is more of a mini travelog) it is fresh on our mind the distinct differences of voices on the street – or the absense of. Expand the speech definition to advertising messages in the public sphere and to use a back-to-school metaphor, you’ll find that Moscow and Marrakech are quiet as a library while cities like New York and Berlin are the boys gymnasium during recess. This topic can be expanded into an essay, but alas, our Images of the Week are a small collection of artworks published in the public sphere just to help you keep somewhat current.

So, here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Appleton Pictures, Aske, ASKE, August, Dumb Saint, DXTRXN, Mongolz, Nasca Uno, Nelio, Ore, Plotbot Ken, Sophie Lambda, Tobo, Tuyu, and Zimad.

Tobo trolls Banksy and his “CND Soldiers” at Teufelsberg mountain in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tobo dispensing sage advise at Teufelsberg mountain in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ASKE depicts an attractive female figure holding the key to a hopeful future in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nelio in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Indonesian Graffiti writer Tuyu mixes it up in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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August in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA, Martha Cooper, Kostya August and Tuyu in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Graffiti with Dog still life on the Berlin Metro. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ORE in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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German angst in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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DXTRXN in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Plotbot Ken at Teufelsberg mountain in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Plotbot Ken at Teufelsberg mountain in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nasca Uno at Teufelsberg mountain in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The shadow of Blu. Mongolz and company at the old BLU wall in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dumb Saint (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zimad (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Appleton Pictures (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sophie Lambda (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Moscow, Russia. August 2016 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 08.07.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 08.07.16

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring ABOVE, City Kitty, Corn79, Crisp, D7606, Damien Mitchell, Dee Dee, EC13, Gregos, Hiss, Homo Riot, Imamaker, Invader, Mark Jenkins, MOMO, Olek, OneArt, Savior El Mundo, Stik, Wing, and Zimad.

Our top image: Stik for The L.I.S.A. Project. July 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Olek new installation in Avesta, Sweden. August 2016. (photo © OLEK)

We first called her the Christo of Street Art a number of years ago, and this latest project seems to finally confirm it. Olek created a two part installation for the Verket Museum in Avesta – in short it is about destruction and rebuilding. Above is the latest picture of the house she mounted the installation within – wrapped in meters and meters of pink crochet.

“Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself.  It’s about us coming together as a community.  It’s about helping each other.  In the small Swedish community of Avesta we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together.  People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible.  Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and Red Heart Yarns donated the materials.  The of course, most importantly, many women joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality.

After I exploded the house I wanted to create a positive ending for them as a symbol of a brighter future for all people, especially the ones who have been displaced against their own wills.  Women have the ability to recreate themselves.  No matter how low life might bring us, we can get back on our feet and start anew.

We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes. “

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Gregos (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mark Jenkins in Montreal. July 2016. (photo © Andre Pace)

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Mark Jenkins in Montreal. July 2016. (photo © Andre Pace)

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MOMO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tavar Zawacki AKA ABOVE (Invader on top) for The L.I.S.A. Project in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Corn79 in Mantova, Italy for Without Frontiers. July 2016. (photo © Corny79)

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OneArt (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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HISS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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HISS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zimad in collaboration with Damien Mitchell. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dee Dee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Kitty in collaboration with D7606. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Savior El Mundo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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EC13 in Granda, Spain. August 2016. (photo © EC13)

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Unidentified Artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Imamaker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Crisp (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Speaking of the Constitution. Wall Street. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

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Poetry, Prose and Witty Texting: The Conversation on The Street

Poetry, Prose and Witty Texting: The Conversation on The Street

“True poetry cares nothing for poems” says Raoul Vaneigem, the Belgium Situationist who taught us that we are creating our lives twenty-four hours a day, in his book “The Revolution of Everyday Life.” The act of living is a certain poetry in itself, we have decided.

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Jef Aeorosl pays tribute to Andy Warhol on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

When an artist is acting of his or her own industry, they will think, will consider their choice of written words on the street. Poetry or prose; full stanza, furtive phrase, stalwart screed – the message is not incidental if it has made it into the public space for a theater of many possible audiences.

Over time you will see these hand rendered, scrawled, sprayed, paint-brushed text-based missives as diary entries. Not all are profound, and many are perplexing or maddeningly cryptic or coy. Others are statements of conviction or punch lines. Lucky you on the day the sentiment hits you in the funny bone, hits closer to the heart, or reveals a truth. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to add your own entry in response to, or in spite of this conversation on the street.

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John Fekner (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Queen Andrea (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dont Fret (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Homo Riot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tatyana Fazlaliadeh (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ben Eine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chivalry is dead. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Forgive (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Peace (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zimad (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Basquiat Through The Eyes Of Fellow Artists on the Street

Basquiat Through The Eyes Of Fellow Artists on the Street

The response to our pieces on BSA and Huffpost yesterday has been sort of overwhelming – with people writing to us and commenting and sharing the article in large numbers on social media. Last nights pre-opening party at the museum was also enthusiastic, and although we don’t do the name-dropping thing much, we were gobsmacked to see members of his family at the dinner as well as many of the “Downtown” crowd from that era who were charming and celebratory as we listened to Director Arnold Lehman and the two curators describe the show and the process of putting it together.

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Jeff Aerosol on a rooftop in Brooklyn. January 2010 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

If this personal and virtual traffic is any indication, the new Notebooks show is already a huge hit. Of course Jean-Michel Basquiat AKA ©SAMO AKA Basquiat continues to be an inspiration to a number of artists on the street as well. To mark the upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum Basquiat The Unknown Notebooks officially opening tomorrow April 3rd, here we present you with a handful of images from our archives with tributes to the influential Brooklyn graffiti writer/ street artist / contemporary artist.

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Zimad in Bushwick, Brooklyn. December 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tomoo Gokita on the streets of Brooklyn. April 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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KOBRA on the streets of Brooklyn. October 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Al Diaz remembers his writing partner as SAMO© at “21st Precinct”. Manhattan. August 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Collectivo FX. Sassuolo, Italy. September 2013 (photo © Collectivo FX)

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TYNK. Manhattan. March 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 12.14.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.14.14

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The year is winding down people, and the hits just keep on coming!

Bankers are ruling us and setting us up for their next crashing of the economy, mistletoe-carrying drones are a good idea gone wrong, and thousands continue to protest injustice toward black and brown people in Washington DC and Washington Square. In happier news: – just one photo we posted this week on Instagram – LMNOPI’s painting of a small boy protester – united the boy’s mother with the artist and us via social media, which was kind of magical. See a version of the image below. The city is also crammed with tourists (Hi Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Roy! Hi Kate and William!), drunken Santa’s are somewhat less cranky this year, and the Dyker Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn is already encrusted with Christmas lights.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring $howta, Crummy Gummy, Dhear, Don John, Eelco Virus, LMNOPI, London Kaye, Mistakoy, Mr. Oneteas, Peter Van Flores, Rocko, Tracy168, WERC, and ZIMAD.

Top Image >> A Mr. OneTeas tribute to Keith Haring appeared in Soho. Earlier in the week an “I Can’t Breath” piece by the artist appeared on the street in Williamsburg but was torn down before we could get to it. Things happen fast sometimes with this ephemeral form of speech, and some pieces (like anything too cutesy or anything with male nudity) come down fast. The artists Instagram has a version of the large wheatpaste. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. OneTeas (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zimad just finished this tribute to Basquiat for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Tracey 168 re-resurgence appeared suddenly for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mistakoy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Crummy Gummy in Miami. (photo © Crummy Gummy)

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LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye getting in the spirit of the season and sharing it on the streets. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Eelco Virus with Rocko for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Eelco Virus. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Don John at work for Urban Xchange: Crossing Over in Penang, Malaysia. (photo © Nikko Tan)

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Don John. Urban Xchange: Crossing Over. Penang, Malaysia. (photo © Nikko Tan)

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Peter Van Flores in Miami. (photo © Crummy Gummy)

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WERC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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$howta (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dhear in Mexico City for MUJAM. (photo © Wladimir Sanchez)

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Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

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BSA Picks for Bushwick Open Studios 2014

BSA Picks for Bushwick Open Studios 2014

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So Summer is officially here and with it comes Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) – in fact close to 600 venues are opening their doors for the next 3 days and you are encouraged to just wander the streets or to be strategic about it.

As always, the arts and culture festival is hosted by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB) and as always BSA has an eclectic collection of a few highlights we think you’ll like. They are not in any particular order and they are not all related to Street Art, but yo, isn’t everything related to Schtreet Aht in Bushwick?

BAnner-Brooklyn-Street-Art-BOS-PICKS-LOGO1. Maps N Mimosas at Norte Maar
2. Art Brooklyn
3. Bushwick Smushwick
4. blokactivity: A People’s History
5. Exit Room Group Show and Art Battles
6. Meg Hitchcock
7. Secret Project Robot Renaissance Faire
8. “Vacancy” with Pufferella in the Factory Fresh Penthouse
9. The Bushwick Collective Block Party and Art Show

 

Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts

Yes, there’s the launch party on Friday but the place to get your bearings will be Maps-N-Mimosas on Saturday morning with Norte Maar, who we want to shout out.

In their seventh year at BOS, Norte Maar has been a unique and steady force in the evolution of the arts scene in Bushwick. Free of the posturing characterized by round-tables and panels, Norte Maar dove into its programming by involving the public and the neighbors, showing leadership and piquing curiosity thanks to co-founder/ Director Jason Andrew.  A myriad of cultural programs have unfolded, each with a strong commitment to collaboration and inclusiveness.

For BOS 2014 Norte Maar is giving you a chance to explore your voyeuristic side by opening his private collection of art comprised of local Bushwick artists, including drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture. And yes, Jason will likely welcome you at the door with a mimosa. GO!

Norte Maar
83 Wyckoff Ave., 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

 

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Art Brooklyn

Mighty Tanaka Gallery owner Alex Emmart will be in residence for this pop-up and a handful of the names associated with Street Art in the late 00s and some new friends too.  Guest artists include JM Rizzi, Chris RWK (Robots Will Kill), Rubin415, Reginald Pean with Kristin Maher and Karina Herrera, Brandon from Greatest Hits Gallery. The event will have free refreshments.

2 St. Nicholas Ave., 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Friday May 30, 12-6pm
Saturday May 31, 12pm-6pm
Sunday June 1, 12pm-6pm

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A collection of drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, and some street artists thrown in for spice with Skewville, Jon Burgerman, Allison Sommers, Vahge, QRST, Rachel O’Donnell, Lev Sloujitel, Caroline Harrison, Alden Stover, Megan Watters, Daniel Mitchell, Peter Striffolino, Herm, Ariel Hellwitz, Alex Feld, Sasha Braginsky, Dane LaChiusa, Glenn Friedel, Chip Moeser, Hsin Wang, Ben Ripley, Ryan Ford, and Ronit Zvi.

Bob Jefferson
308 Jefferson St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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blokactivity: A People’s History

blokactivity: A People’s History is an art event that limits itself to just one block in Bushwick and the change that it has undergone in the last two decades. Curated by Clare Stack and photographer Brenda Kenneally, this is the story of their neighborhood, their culture, their love for their home, and they have created this show with other local artists to bring the block and it’s history to life for BOS 2014. The photos alone are a rare eye-opening opportunity to appreciate life in Bushwick  and to provide insight into how things have changed.

“There will be a display of personal photographs and stories belonging to people who are either long time residents/grew up in the area or those who have made it their home more recently. Some of these images will be displayed on a wall-sized map of the block, drawn especially for the show by Victor Llanos and Hannah Lichtenstein. There is an interactive component for those who want to share their own stories. This show also includes many original works by local artists including video pieces by Kevin Little and C. Stack, collage by Zak Vreeland, photography by Oriana Fine.”

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1102 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Friday May 30, 4p.m.- 7p.m. (event at none)
Saturday May 31, 12pm-7pm (event at tba)
Sunday June 1, 12pm-6pm (event at none)

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Exit Room

This experimental show space that has provided opportunity to Street Artists in the last year will host Art Battles, a group show of about 20 artists, live painting and video projects.

270 Meserole St., Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Friday May 30, 2pm-8pm
Saturday May 31, 2pm-8pm

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Meg Hitchcock

Artist Meg Hitchcock has been building her text-based practice for a while in Bushwick and her astounding works on paper using letters cut from sacred texts will be on display as well as some older pieces.  By separating the text from its original moorings, she finds that these spiritually infused symbols are set free to rearrange themselves across walls and re-present rather decoratively, rhythmically, organically.  Formerly evangelical, now she is simply angelical.

698 Hart St., Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Saturday May 31, 12pm-7pm

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Secret Project Robot Renaissance Faire

A not-for-profit artist run art space that moved from Williamsburg to Bushwick a few years ago, Secret Project Robot is celebrating its 10 year of introducing new artists to new opportunity and new audiences. For Bushwick Open Studios they are converting the outdoor garden into an artist’s made installation of a Renaissance Faire. It will be “Fully equipped with outdoor stage, artist made goods, beautiful masks and decorations that have come to define both the aesthetic of a renaissance faire and the hand-made feel of Secret Project Robot.”

Featuring work by Raul De NIeves, Thomas DeLaney, Chris Uphues, Erik Zajaceskowski, Rachel Nelson, Cameron Michel, Vashti Windish, Korey Helburst, Dave Kadden, Alexandra Drewschin, Greg Fox, Zachary Lehrhoff, Eli Lehrhoff, Poison Dartz, Ovary Reaction, Barry London, and Kid Mi.

Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Friday May 30, 7pm-11pm
Saturday May 31, 12pm-9pm
Sunday June 1, 12pm-9pm

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Vacancy

Not part of the BOS 2014 slate of events, Street Artist/fine artist Pufferella nonetheless belongs in Bushwick. One half of the duo that brought Factory Fresh to Flushing Ave in the late 00s, Pufferella invites you to the Penthouse, where you have always secretly wanted to go. Her most recent hand sewn artworks will be on display.

Factory Fresh Penthouse,
1053 Flushing Avenue, 1 Flight Up
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Saturday, May 31st & Sunday, June 1st, noon-6pm

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THE BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE BLOCK PARTY AND ART SHOW

After all the darting in and out of studios for three days you are invited to stay outside in the more democratically available Street Art environs of The Bushwick Collective Block Party on Sunday. Not really a BOS event and not really a collective, Joe Ficalora is really Bushwick, so get your facts straight knucklehead.

There will be live Street Art, food trucks, a beer tent, bands, DJ’s, giveaways and raffles. In addition there is an art show featuring Bleck Le Rat, Solus, Rubin415, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Zimad, Jerk Face, Joe Iurato, Sexer, Beau Stanton, Atom and FKDL.

Sunday June 1st 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Troutman Street between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas
Brooklyn, NYC

 

 

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Images Of The Week: 01.12.14

Images Of The Week: 01.12.14

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Great week in NYC with the new mayor shaking hands for hours in the cold outside City Hall with all New Yorkers last Sunday, then we got smacked with the devastating cold, then sleet, then high winds. Next up, ice locusts! Also, if your Christmas tree is still up, don’t plug it in because that puppy will go up in 25 seconds of flaming glory. Wait until it is safely on the street before igniting.

This week we also featured not one but two yarn artists, which has gotta be a first for us – London Kaye and the Olek. Yarn on the street isn’t exactly a trend, but it is sort of a trend.

– In a related story, Olek is now reporting that the piece we documented her installing in 4 degree temperatures has mysteriously disappeared. Street Art vanishes all the time but the size of this piece was gargantuan and it was a complicated install and it was hung in a very heavily traversed part of Little Italy. Says Olek in her FB/Twitter all-points-bulletin “Alert: 376 square feet of #crochet art stolen.” Keep your eye on Grandma, also Aunt Betty. ‘Cause you know, knitters sometimes get competitive, that’s all I’m saying.

And here we are with our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Beau Stanton, EC13, Etnik, Haculla, Icy & Sot, Miron Milic, Olek, Pyramid Oracle, Rene Gagnon, Seville, Sexer, Steep, Swoon, Team Low Brow, Team Mishka, and Zimad.

Top Image >> Haculla. We are happy to see this veteran Street Artist on this old spot in Manhattan and of course back on the streets of NYC. Nice stash. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pyramid Oracle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon’s collaboration with Groundswell was tagged very heavily during the most recent snow storm in the city. Luckily, the color palette of the new graffiti work complements the overall scheme. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Miron Milic’s sketch for his most recent work in Croatia. (photo © Miron Milic)

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The finished piece by Miron Milic. When translated, we still didn’t understand the meaning but here it is: “We played at war because it was healthy that were as much in the air.”  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Steep at The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy and Sot depict a feeling of impotence fighting the war machine and the ubiquity of guns and violence. What’s your interpretation? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Beau Stanton for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A new piece in Turin, Italy by Etnik, who is preparing for his first solo show at Square23. Dude’s got skillz. (photo © Etnik)

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Zimad at The Bushwick Collective. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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RIPO for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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EC13 new installation in Spain. (photo © EC13)

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Team Mishka vs Team Low Brow for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sexer at The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“There is no such thing as part freedom”. Olek for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rene Gagnon opened with an extensive solo show at the new Mecka Gallery last night. Heavily attended. Read more about the venue, the show, and an interview with the artist HERE. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. The Golden Hour becomes the Manhattan skyline. January 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images Of The Week: 06.02.13

Stoop sales, hula hoops, fire hydrants, ladders and paint. Get me one of those ices from that guy with the cart on the corner, will ya?

Here’s our weekly interview of the street, this week featuring A1one, Chris Stain, Creepy, Elbow Toe, Essen, Foxx Face, Icy & Sot, LMNOP, Maya Hayuk, Mr. Toll, Rubin, Sexer, Werds, You Are Beautiful, and Zimad.

Top image > Sexer and Zimad at work on the brand new mural for Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Foxx Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn’s Maya Hayuk just completed this new work in Cologne, Germany (photo © Maya Hayuk)

Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Icy & Sot. What could they have been playing with? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain completed his second mural at Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A1one at work on his new mural on Essen, Germany. (photo © A1one)

A writer who has used Arabic lettering since 2003, A1one just completed this new piece and translates it for us. “The word is Love (Ishq). In all the Middle East they can understand the meaning of this word… It refers to the divine or clean kind of love,” says A1one.

A1one  (photo © A1one)

You Are Beautiful  abbreviates the sentiment this time. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOP (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOP (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin at work on his wall for Bushwick Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Toll (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Werds (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Manhattan, NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bushwick Is Hot Now. Hurry!

Bushwick Open Studios is Paved With Street Art

Brooklyn’s already percolating artists neighborhood called Bushwick continues to thrive despite the circling of real estate agents, lifestyle brands and celebrity chefs. Born in the mid-late 2000s as it’s older sister Williamsburg to the West began to professionalize, this noisily industrial and dirty artists haven got a reprieve from gentrifying forces when the deep recession slowed the rise of rents for artist spaces, which remained still relatively cheap by Manhattan’s standards. Today the area boasts a diverse influx of artists, students, cultural workers, and entrepreneurs who are experimenting and collaborating on projects and shows.

Spagnola (photo © Jaime Rojo)

That radical economic downturn probably also nurtured the nascent Street Art scene here, which was one of the early outliers of a cultural influx as artists and explorers began to skateboard to the local delis and stare at laptops for hours in the one or two cafes that offered  Wi-Fi. Outcroppings of this new art movement combined with old-school graffiti to pop up on selected concrete and corrugated walls, signposts, and deteriorated blocks where the authorities were disinterested and the neighbors only partially curious in their activities.

It’s an age-old New York story by now; a neglected or winding down post industrial neighborhood reacts to the incoming and odd-looking artists with a sort of bemused affection, happy that at least the block is getting some attention for a change. Puzzlement eventually leads to familiarity and then buying you a sandwich – and then asking you to paint a mural inside his foyer. While national and international Street Artists were already making Bushwick a stopping point thanks to some of the earliest galleries like Ad Hoc and Factory Fresh, the scene recently got newly shot in the arm by a local resident who is facilitating much desired legal wall space to a crowd of artists who otherwise would be hunting and hitting up less-than-legal spots.  Not to worry, there are plenty of aerosol renegades and ruffians scaling walls at night too; this is New York after all, yo.

Zimad (photo © Jaime Rojo)

But for now the Bushwick Collective, as it is newly christened by wall-man Joe Ficalora, has infused an adrenaline rush of creativity inside and outside the area that is roughly bordered by Flushing Avenue, Starr Street, Knickerbocker Avenue and Cypress Avenue.  The Collective has guidelines on content (nudity, politics, profanity) so the works are not completely unfettered in the true spirit of Street Art/graffiti, but most artists are happy for the luxury of time to complete their work and not look over their shoulder. With a selection of murals that are densely gathered and easy to walk through, the new collection has attracted attention from media folks (and tour guides) on the main island brave enough to venture into the gritty wilds of Brooklyn for a Street Art safari.

As Bushwick hosts its 7th annual open studios cultural event this weekend, intrepid pedestrians who march through opening parties, rooftop DJ jams, dance performances, live bands, transcendent costumery, sidewalk barbecues, open fire hydrants and more than 600 open artist studios will also be buffeted by a visual feast on the streets themselves. As long as the L Train is running (fingers crossed) you can just get off at the Morgan stop. From there it should be pretty easy for any curious art-in-the-street fan to be regaled with big and small works of graffiti, Street Art, tags, wheat-pastes, stencils, rollers, murals, and ad hoc installations all day and night.

Trek Matthews (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A shout out to Arts In Bushwick, an all volunteer organization that has steadily grown and fostered an open sense of community inclusiveness each year for Bushwick Open Studios and to the many volunteers who have contributed greatly to the success of many of the cultural workers here.  Without an open studios event many of these shy and quirky artists and performers would simply have stayed unknown and unknowable.

So far Bushwick still has the unbridled imperfect D.I.Y. enthusiasm of an experiment where anything can happen, but grey ladies with kooky bright colored spectacles have already begun to flip it over to inspect it with one hand while pinching their nose with the other, so savor this authentic moment.  Ethereal by nature, you know the Street Art scene is never guaranteed to you tomorrow – neither is the mythical artists bohemian hamlet of New York’s yesteryear.  For now we’re hopping on our bikes to catch a golden age of Bushwick before it’s repackaged and sold back to us at a price we can’t afford.

The first series of images are walls from the Bushwick Collective, followed by a series of walls that you may also see in the neighborhood.

MOMO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Solus (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Alice Pasquini (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Toofly and Col Wallnuts (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stik (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Billy Mode and Chris Stain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nard (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Overunder and LNY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Brett Flanigan and Cannon Dill (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gats (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sheryo and The Yok (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here are a series of walls not related to Bushwick Collective.

ECB (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A portion of a wall by the 907 Crew, Sadue. Don Pablo Pedro, Smells, Cash4, and Keely (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Phetus (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Peeta (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BR1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Apolo Torres (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris, Veng, RWK and ECB (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cruz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

KUMA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Free Humanity (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Keely and Deeker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kremen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full list of activities, studios, schedules and directions for Bushwick Open Studios 2013 click HERE.

 

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