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May 2015

Brooklyn Street Art Newslatter - Memorial Day 2015

Here is the latest edition of the BSA Newsletter. Welcome street art in June!

 

Coney Art Walls: First 3 Completed and Summer Begins
Editorz, 2015-05-23 14:00

Summer Just Got More Fun in NYC as Coney Reinvents Itself Again You know the scene: Cotton candy, blasting music, bold fonted signs, city beach, sticky fingers, tattoos, carnival barkers, rollercoaster barfing, stolen kisses under the boardwalk, big bellied men with their shirts off, giggling girls in flipflops smelling like coconut sunscreen, garbage on the […]

BSA Film Friday: 05.22.15
Editorz, 2015-05-22 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Rap Quotes ATL: Dirty South Edition 2. Narcelio Grud – Cinetic Graffiti 3. DourOne in South Park LA by Phil Sanchez 4. Haeler Keeping Detroit Alive Rap Quotes ATL: Dirty South Edition We’re here in the […]

“We are the people!”, Xenophobia, and Penises for Rallitox in Berlin (NSFW)
Editorz, 2015-05-21 04:02

“Wir sind das Volk!” and Dildos from the “Confusionist” Continuing his human sticker campaign, street artist Rallitox has gathered a nice crowd in front of this portion of the Berlin Wall, otherwise known popularly as the East Side Gallery, many of whom are happily snapping photos as he sticks a couple of friends to it. […]

Skulls, Death and “Memento Mori” on the Street Art Scene
Editorz, 2015-05-20 04:02

Oh death, the world simply brims with it. Naturally so do the streets. We’ve been able to cheat it, cavort and dance with it, even bargain with it but so far we have been unable to win the fight. Everyone succumbs. “Remember you shall die”, or Memento mori, is the medieval Latin theory that we […]

Hot Tea Creates a Swimming “Asylum” on Roosevelt Island
Editorz, 2015-05-19 04:02

Street Artist and installation artist Hot Tea is back in New York and getting ready for summer by blending his color palette into concrete rather than suspending it strand-by-strand in the air. Hot Tea (photo © Jaime Rojo) The Minneapolis based yarn artist very possibly has some Mexican blood because this private pool commission is […]

The Adventures Of Anthony Lister
Editorz, 2015-05-18 04:02

Superhero and Street Artist/painter/contemporary artist Anthony Lister still crushes walls thank you very much. He never left the street actually – he just opened the door to the studio as well. And he lit things on fire in both. Anthony Lister “Adventure Painter” Gingko Press. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Formally trained, he is one of […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.15
Editorz, 2015-05-17 10:00

Shout out to all the great Swoon fans we met last night during the artists talk with her. All the seats were filled so it was standing room only in the back but yet it felt so intimate. Ya’ll are stupendous and smart and handsome and beautiful and we were honored to be with you. […]

Swoon “The Road By Walking” and Artist Talk with BSA
Editorz, 2015-05-16 14:00

An Inside Look at The Imagination and Energy of Swoon and “The Road By Walking” This is how the road is made. Swoon invites you to take another step with her. It’s been an enormous success this week for Street Artist Swoon as she launches her Heliotrope Foundation to bring the values and vision of […]

BSA Film Friday: 05.15.15
Editorz, 2015-05-15 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Miss Van, Victor Castillo, Easo Andrews in LA 2. Rallitox Invites You to Walk Over Immigrants for Free. 3. Kinetoscope: Angelina Christina x Ease One 4. Cranio in Breda, Netherlands for Graphic Design Festival 5. Michael […]

BIFIDO’s Surrealist Fairy Tale on a Wall in Bologna
Editorz, 2015-05-14 10:00

Children inhabit a world full of possibilities that inexplicably contains winged animals, adults, ghosts, candy, race cars, dancing in circles, Angela Merkel, Prince Charming, spiderwebs, sidewalk chalk, Beyonce, and the ability to fly without a plane – all coexisting together in harmony in the same story. Bifido understands. Bifido with young fans. (photo © Courtesy […]

The Trades: Hendrik Beikirch (ECB) Traces Moroccan Faces
Editorz, 2015-05-13 04:02

Street Artist ECB is introducing you to the trades of Morocco by painting the faces of current practitioners whom he has met on the street. By now we are familiar with the storytelling role that artists can fulfill with their portraits of individuals who live in a region, town, or neighborhood and Street Artists such […]

Human Sticker, Human Behavior in Berlin with Rallitox
Editorz, 2015-05-12 04:02

You may be familiar with artist such as Maurizio Catelan and Marina Abramović  who have featured live humans suspended from the wall as part of gallery or museum installations, and street artist Mark Jenkins creating lifelike sculptures in public space. The effect can be shocking and if done effectively, causes the viewer to review our […]

External Combustion: How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton in BK
Editorz, 2015-05-11 04:02

Murals sometimes need to be refreshed, and springtime is good time to do it before the weather in NYC gets too punishingly hot. We last showed you this wall in Williamsburg in 2011 when Tristan Eaton finished his piece next to How and Nosm. (Street Artist Tristan Eaton Goes Biblical) For this “refresh” the guys […]


Brooklyn Street Art Newsletter - May 2015

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.10.15
Editorz, 2015-05-10 04:02

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in the USA and Mexico and about 70 other countries. Cheers and thank you to all the mothers of the world. If only we would stop paying lip service to the foundational importance of motherhood; if millions of mothers would know that tomorrow they will have food to feed their […]

Cyrcle: Never Alone in Brooklyn
Editorz, 2015-05-09 14:00

We got half a Cyrcle in Brooklyn last week flying solo, but you know you are never never alone in this Street Art scene. The gents have had a lot of opportunity to travel since BSA first began presenting their work for you – primarily in Los Angeles, as far back as 2011. In the […]

BSA Film Friday: 05.08.15
Editorz, 2015-05-08 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Shepard Fairey: OBEY This Film 2. El Paso X Juarez: Border Murals by El Mac 3. Paint PHX 2015 4. DULK in Rome BSA Special Feature: Shepard Fairey: OBEY This Film This almost a year old […]

We Love Paris In The Spring Time! New Shots of Street Art.
Editorz, 2015-05-07 04:02

When Cole Porter wrote “I love Paris in the Springtime!” in 1953 he probably was thinking of showgirls and their suitors and the wickedness of the Montmartre dance halls in the 1890s, but when photographer Sandra Hoj was in Paris last week she was thinking of aerosol paintings and paste-ups, and her enthusiasm was equal […]

Barcelona Dispatch : A Street Art Survey From a Fan
Editorz, 2015-05-06 04:02

By his own account Lluís Olivé has been shooting images in the city of Barcelona for about 50 years; street scenes, demonstrations, parades, architectural details, tiles, iron work, doors, doorknobs, windows, and of course, graffiti and Street Art. Calling himself an amateur, Señor Olivé nonetheless has captured a lot of Barcelona’s changing Street Art scene […]

Dulk Illustrates Out on a Limb in Rome
Editorz, 2015-05-05 04:02

Antonio Segura Donat, aka Dulk is an illustrator and graphic designer from Valencia, Spain who is now also known in many cities for his painting in the street. Since copying images in encyclopedias as a kid, he continues to love drawing and painting animals, exaggerating their features and personalities to tell fantastical stories. While he is […]

Ron English and the “American Temper Tot” Pop Out In New York City
Editorz, 2015-04-29 04:02

All American Temper Tot is the name of the new installation by Street Artist Ron English on the Houston Bowery Wall in Manhattan, and the US flag-based design may be comforting to the average patriotic New Yorker until you realize he is offering a not-so-subtle critique of mindless consumerism that indicts probably everyone who passes […]


Rain-Activated Graffiti

RainworksWhat will they think of next? According to PSFK, wenow have Rain-Activated Graffiti.

A Rainwork is a special piece of street art that will only appear, you guessed it, when it rains. Using Always Dry, a powerful spray-on hydrophobic coating, Peregrine Church and his partners stencil positive messages that only show-up to alleviate the grief of rain-bereaved Seattleites.

Messages like “I <3 Rain” or “Stay dry out there” are bound to put smiles on even the most bitter faces.

Church makes a point to note that the hydrophobic substance he uses is biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic. And since it takes approximately three to four months to wear off, these non-commercial pieces are temporary and therefore make the practice perfectly legal in Seattle.


Brooklyn Street Art - April / May 2015

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.12.15 Editorz, 2015-04-12 04:02 This Sunday’s collection of images of the week presents a fair number of unknown artists a

 
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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.12.15
Editorz, 2015-04-12 04:02

This Sunday’s collection of images of the week presents a fair number of unknown artists alongside better known names such as Dennis McNett and Stikman expressing fantasies, fears, politics, geopolitics, economics, and existential matters… such is the nature of the street. Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Clint Mario, Dennis McNett, […]

Opiemme: Poetry and Vortexes in Argentina and Uruguay
Editorz, 2015-04-11 04:02

Opiemme continues on the search for suitable locations for his Vortexes – a circular shape that contains text and words and poetic dispatches. He likens them to a swirl, a whirlpool, a spiralling symbol of life which mirrors the shape of our galaxy, the Milky Way. He recently travelled to some spots in South America […]

BSA Film Friday 04.10.15
Editorz, 2015-04-10 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. The Reinvention of Normal: Dominic Wilcox 2. Rallitox: Chicken Murder on Williamsburg Street Corner 3. Abdel Maged Amara: LIES – The Street Walkers 4. Sbagliato in London Creates a False Hallway 5. Hitnes in Rome: Blind […]

Cash For Your Warhol (CFYW) Says “No Questions Asked” in Philadelphia
Editorz, 2015-04-09 04:02

“No Questions Asked” says Hargo of this slyly-named collection of Cash For Your Warhol pieces opening this week at a small gallery in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. But you may want to ask a few questions of your own. The large CFYW billboard outside Penn Station in Philadelphia is more than an appeal, and less. Cash […]

BSA Interviewed on VantagePoint Radio
Editorz, 2015-04-08 04:02

Hear a New Interview with Brooklyn Street Art on VantagePoint Radio James Bullough is an American abstract/photo realist mural painter out of DC-Baltimore and Tom “Auto64″ Phillipson is a digital media producer and top-flight VJ originally from Australia. Both guys are calling Berlin home right now and together they have co-created VantagePoint Radio, a bi-weekly […]

Dain and El Sol 25 on the Street in Berlin
Editorz, 2015-04-07 04:02

When some of the artists were with us in Berlin for the BSA show “Persons of Interest” at Urban Nation, they also managed to hit up a few walls in the city. Not only did they plaster these in broad daylight, neither DAIN nor El Sol 25 even looked over their shoulder; folks welcome the […]

Dont Fret : Spring Break In NYC
Editorz, 2015-04-06 04:02

The talented comedic Chicago Street Artist is back! Ladies and germs, Dont Fret! You may not have heard from Dont Fret in a little while probably because he’s been working on his sausage. Literally. Poking at the banality of everyday life and smacking you about the face with it till you laugh – that’s what […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 04.05.15
Editorz, 2015-04-05 04:02

ECB was back on the streets in Bushwick this week doing his portrait of a Moroccan street barber from his series of portraits in Morocco of traders whose trade is in danger of extinction. That is what BSA Images of the Week starts off with. Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring […]

A Visit With ROA Readying for “Metazoa”
Editorz, 2015-04-04 04:02

It’s unusual to capture a ROA inside. He is usually running free outdoors with the wildlife, climbing walls over multiple continents, perched within the industrialized margins of cities and rustling around the overgrown brush of rural regions. ROA (photo © Jaime Rojo) By his own account ROA favors the hard to cover pockmarked and scarred […]

BSA Film Friday 04.03.15 – SPECIAL “Persons of Interest” Videos Debut
Editorz, 2015-04-03 04:02

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. BSA PM/7 “Persons Of Interest” Documentation by Dario Jurilli, Urban Nation, Berlin. SONG: “Pipedream“ feat. Tok Tok by PARASITE SINGLE 2. Urban Nation Berlin and BSA: PM/7 “Persons Of Interest” by Talking Projects Today we […]

Basquiat Through The Eyes Of Fellow Artists on the Street
Editorz, 2015-04-02 04:02

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 […]

Basquiat’s Notebooks Open at The Brooklyn Museum
Editorz, 2015-04-01 04:02

As lines continue to blur in fields of art and technology (and everything else) it is easier to see Street Art as an online/on-street diary, a forum for speech making, a laboratory for testing ideas, a publishing platform for the dispersing of truths and lies and theories and maxims and slogans and aphorisms. A timely […]

Young New Yorkers – A Preview of the Auction Benefitting NYC Youth
Editorz, 2015-03-31 04:02

Don’t miss this cool auction of work by many of today’s Street Artists on the New York scene, and some other folks you might have heard of!  Young New Yorkers works with 16 and 17 year-old kids who have been caught in the criminal justice system, giving them a second chance. This is your opportunity […]

FAILE & BÄST Come to Brooklyn Museum This July
Editorz, 2015-03-30 18:58

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds BSA is pleased to announce this great event for fans of Brooklyn Street Artists FAILE as the Brooklyn Museum once again shows vision and unequivocal support for the artists who have made the streets of this city a foundational part of the contemporary Street Art scene. They will be showing both […]

Sunday Morning Wheat Pasting with Various & Gould
Editorz, 2015-03-30 04:02

The best cure for jet lag is to jump on a bicycle and weave through the streets trolling Street Artists while they work. At least, that was the theory two hours after we landed early on a Sunday morning in Berlin, and Various and Gould agreed to lead the tour! Various & Gould. Berlin. March […]