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Benjamin Girette and Dysturb : 14 From 2014 Editorz, 2014-12-21 04:02 Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers! It’s been a ra

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Benjamin Girette and Dysturb : 14 From 2014
Editorz, 2014-12-21 04:02

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers! It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014″. We asked […]

Lord Jim and “The Zurich Sprayer” : 14 From 2014
Editorz, 2014-12-20 04:02

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers! It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014″. We asked […]

Alexandra Parrish : 14 From 2014
Editorz, 2014-12-19 04:02

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers! It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014″. We asked […]

Fernando Alcala : 14 From 2014
Editorz, 2014-12-18 05:02

Happy Holidays to all of you charming and sparkling BSA readers! It’s been a raucous sleigh ride with you and we thank everyone most sincerely for your support and participation this year. A sort of tradition for us at the end of this December we are marking the year with “14 from 2014″. We asked […]

The 2014 BSA Year in Images (VIDEO)
Editorz, 2014-12-17 04:02

Here it is! Our 2014 wrap up featuring favorite images of the year by Brooklyn Street Art’s Jaime Rojo. Before our video roundup below here is the Street Art photographer’s favorite of the year: Ask Jaime Rojo, our illustrious editor of photography at BrooklynStreetArt.com , who takes thousands of photographs each year, to respond to […]

A Top Exhibition for ’14 on HuffPost: Swoon’s “Submerged Motherlands”
Editorz, 2014-12-16 19:28

Street Artist Swoon’s show at the Brooklyn Museum was named in the recent The 15 Best Art Exhibitions Of 2014 listing on The Huffington Posts Arts & Culture page. We’re excited that our article, the first in the major press to be published about the exhibition, is sighted for the story. Here is the original article, […]

GIFFITTI and the Eye Popping Animations of Ryan Seslow
Editorz, 2014-12-16 05:02

You think that maybe the animated GIF is the equivalent of graffiti on the digital wall? Artist Ryan Seslow has been experimenting for a little while with that hyper eye-blitzing looping tag called the animated GIF – and today you’re getting splendid platter of GIFs like holiday cookies glistening before you. With bright visual references […]

Art Basel Special – Miami 2014 Murals
Editorz, 2014-12-15 05:02

Art Basel has wound up another successful year in Miami and artists, dealers, buyers and sun seekers have departed. In their wake the streets of Wynwood have sustained yet one more onslaught of murals from an international mix of graffiti writers, street artists, and large format illustrators as the Street Art scene’s thick syrup of […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.14.14
Editorz, 2014-12-14 05:02

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 […]

Tour Paris 13 : Fluorescent & Towering Show Book
Editorz, 2014-12-13 05:02

Another book to tell you about today! Remember when BSA took you to Paris that time and we skipped the line and went into all the floors of this soon to be demolished building? “The numbers are astounding; 105 artists, 9 floors, 36 apartments, 30,000 visitors. One hour. That is how much time Street Art […]

BSA Film Friday 12.12.14
Editorz, 2014-12-12 05:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Mary Lacy: Life at Moran 2. Dhear: Similia Similibus Currentur 3. Sofles Black Book 4. Helpful Tips for Riding the Subway with Johnny T BSA Special Feature: Mary Lacy: Life at Moran The ever widening spectrum […]

“Urban Xchange: Crossing Over” A New Festival in Penang, Malaysia
Editorz, 2014-12-11 05:02

Urban Exchange: Crossing Over 2014 is a brand new street art festival in George Town, Penang in Malaysia. In November they hosted 16 artists to paint walls throughout this city of two and a half million on the Strait of Malacca. It is not a city that has hosted Street Art traditionally and one that […]

The Art Of Nick Walker: A Monograph
Editorz, 2014-12-10 05:02

We like you to have books, even though BSA is almost exclusively a digital companion for our readers and fans. But yes, we are in love with books and Christmas is coming and so is Hannukah in 5 days or so and the end of the year is just brimming with good heavy tomes to […]

ART – Das Kunstmagazin: Street Art New Special Issue
Editorz, 2014-12-09 05:02

Gruner + Jahr, Europe’s largest publishing firm has just released a hot issue of their magazine ART that focuses exclusively on Street Art and we are pleased that they asked us to participate. You’ll see a number of names you recognize in this magazine that reads more like a book – although you’ll need to […]

Specter Shows Versatility in His Approach to the Street
Editorz, 2014-12-08 05:02

Specter’s Ad Takeovers Signal a New Direction Toward Photography and Abstraction, for now A curator at a major American museum told us this weekend that he’s discovered there are two major categories of great artists: the first one hits on a great idea or process or technique and stays with it throughout the rest of […]

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Truck Street Art

I am seeing more and more trucks on the streets of New York City that are beautifully designed with street art. This is a recent example sent to me by my friend Horst.

If you have any photos of vehicle street art, please send them to me and I will post with any  attribution you choose.

 

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Psychedelic Houses And Other Amazing Things

Flavorwire just ran a series on amazingly beautifully decorated houses. No - not Architecural Digest type of decorated. I'm taking graffiti and yarn bombing decorated. Feast your eyes and check out more with this link.

 

Artist Kat O’ Sullivan creates upcycled sweaters and other clothing, but her masterpiece is the boldly colored makeover she gave her 1840 upstate New York abode. Psychedelic house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or check out Batman’s Alley in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a graffiti artist’s dream, the drab structures transformed into a rainbow wonderland.

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Or how about a larger-than-life crocheted alligator playground in Brazil, created by Brooklyn-based artist Olek — who once crocheted a New York City apartment.

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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.23.14
Editorz, 2014-11-23 04:02

Starting to think about what we are thankful for this week as we approach Thanksgiving. So many of our neighbors here in New York are going to be truly thankful that immigration reform, the first in about 28 years, will begin to protect many families and workers from the threat of arrest and being torn […]

 

Searching For Stikman: An Interview With The Elusive Artist
Editorz, 2014-11-22 05:02

Startling Revelations With Him in the Back Yard Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo) When the D.I.Y. movement met graffiti in the early 2000s in cities like New York, LA, Paris, Berlin, and London, it also brought with it the art school students and the in-laws from back home. Hip Hop culture had made graffiti cool […]

 

BSA Film Friday: 11.21.14
Editorz, 2014-11-21 05:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. We Don’t Need More Rats: The Clandestine White-washing of 5Pointz 2. DISTORT by Element Tree and Art Primo 3. HOT TEA “UUGGHH” BSA Special Feature: We Don’t Need More Rats: The Clandestine White-washing of 5Pointz Hard […]

Fighting Prohibition with MTO In Lexington, KY
Editorz, 2014-11-20 05:02

“The Bluegrass State” is probably one of the first things you think of when you hear about Kentucky. Also bourbon, horse racing, and college basketball.  And Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. Nope, street art and graffiti don’t spring to mind. MTO “My Name Is MO” For PRHBTN 2014. Street Art Festival in Lexington, KY. (photo […]

 

As Street Art Turns to Public Art in Barcelona
Editorz, 2014-11-19 05:02

Spain’s Second Largest City Hosts “Open Walls” A popular city for Street Art in the early-2000s that attracted artists from across Europe and elsewhere to its intimate doorways and darkened small streets, Barcelona has become less inviting to illegal painting in recent years due to an organized campaign to contain the freewheeling art and convert […]

Graffiti Haven “American Flats” Slated for Destruction in Nevada
Editorz, 2014-11-13 05:02

The news of the impending destruction of a primary spot for graffiti fans in Nevada has saddened a number of artists who have spent long hours painting and socializing at the former site of the American Flat Mill in Virginia City. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal in late October the Bureau of Land Management has […]

 

 


One of the Saddest NYC Sights Ever - The Complete Destruction of 5Pointz

The complete anniliation of 5Pointz is just about complete. The final blow is the appropriation of the name "5Pointz" that the developers want to use for the souless glass towers that will replace the street art mecca. Here is an article that shows you just about the complete obliteration of 5Pointz

 

5-Pointz-Demolition-Completed-Untapped-Cities-Bhushan-Mondkar-NYCUntapped Cities writer Bhushan Mondkar snapped this photograph of the nearly complete demolition at 5Pointz over Thanksgiving weekend. We’ve been following the slow evisceration of the beloved street art hotspot over the past few months–heading into the building in mid-October and watching the sign come down at the end of October. Just before Thanksgiving, a memorial was held on the anniversary of the whitewashing. But this photograph heralds the end.

Soon, visitors to New York City who ride the 7 train won’t even realize there used to be something there that made such a wonderful contrast with the Manhattan skyline behind–a building that encapsulated through art and architecture the fervor of an art movement that’s still fighting to be heard. When the residential towers do go up, perhaps even to be called 5Pointz if the trademark goes through, what we’ll be left with is a self-referential mirror image of Manhattan–not distinctively Queens anymore and not quite Manhattan.

See 35 photographs of what 5Pointz looked like inside as demolition was just beginning and check out what 5Pointz looked like in its heyday.