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Abandoned australia power station PowerstationCheck out this fascinating blog about abandoned properties worldwide. I was drawn to this abandoned Australian power station. Here is the beginning of the post. Finished reading it on the blog itself.

Abandoned Fremantle Power Station, Australia.

Construction of the spectacular building commenced in January 1946. By the 1980′s, after just 34 years of service, it was left rotting on the coast of the beautiful Indian Ocean. Much of the Power Station internals were designed and manufactured in England, with skilled contractors sent out from England to assemble the plant on site. These days, the only visitors are intrepid urban explorers, talented graffiti artists, and a few curiously brave locals. The seaside location of this abandoned building has lead to some seriously stunning patina. One of the reasons for choosing this buildings location was the ease with which seawater could be utilised for the cooling system. Now, the saltwater spray contained within the daily Indian Ocean winds are speeding up the incredible rate of beautiful decay.  On this abandoned journey adventure, it was myself, Dr Hank Snaffler Jr, accompanied by my trusty colleague, Nurse Jane. We had to be careful on this one, things could get nasty......


This Week in Brooklyn Street Art

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Images of the Week 04.14.13

Here’s our weekly interview of the street, this week featuring Ai WeiWei, B.D. White, Billy Mode, Bishop 203, BR1, Chris Stain, Duke A. Barnstable, Free Humanity, Ice & Sot, Indigo, JM, Mataruda, Meres, Billy Mode, NARD, ND’A, Os Gemeos, Palladino, PTV, Ryan McGinley, Shai Dahan, Shin Shin, and Specter.
Top image > French Street Artist BR1 [...]

Skewville Twins “Amusement” in San Francisco

Skewville are amusing themselves in the gallery today. Amused, bemused. Bee-schmoozed.
Even though we haven’t seen much cryptic sarcasm or wooden sneakers from these wiseguys on the streets lately, you can be sure that the wonder wheels have been turning inside their heads, and in the studio.
Here’s proof. “Amusement” is their second solo show at White [...]

BSA Film Friday: 04.12.13

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: “Spray Masters” and “Tunnel Stories” Sunday in Brooklyn, Simon Silaidis Calligraphy-Graffiti “Skyfall”, Cern is becoming a Balloonatic, and Jim Vision and The Blue Walls of Buenos Aires.
BSA Special Feature:
“Spray Masters” and “Tunnel Stories”
Above is a still from the “Spray [...]

“Latido Americano” Part II, la Segunda Parte

From “Latido Americano” in Lima, Peru comes Part Two of our photo survey of a Street Art / Graffiti event that blasts vibrant color all over your keyboard and onto your desk. No amount of pollution and traffic congestion in this crowded city can get these Street Artists and their color palettes down, even as the [...]

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Barry McGee Mid-Career at ICA in Boston

The mid-career survey of artist Barry McGee opened last week at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and the whole is in fact greater than the sum of its parts.
Looking at his productive timeline from the 80s as anti-establishment graffiti writer/tagger to art school student on residency to San Francisco “Mission School” originator to celebrated New [...]

Canemorto (Dead Dog) Across Italy

Gutteral grunts of smeared color across lumpen or attenuated limbs akimbo, eye balls bulging and staring with body language and gestures happily inclusive, the Canemorto trio are grotesquely entertaining many a wall across Italy these days.  Neneboy, Zenop, and Azz the One are three Italian Street Artists “who paint together as a single person” using [...]

Follow the NARD STAR from Cape Town to Brooklyn

Far from her hometown of Rondebosch in Cape Town, South Africa, Street Artist Nard Star (or simply Nard) just completed this fox in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.  With references that include cubism, graffiti, and street art, she often includes characters and animals along with text treatments, always in a defined and precise line style [...]

Images of the Week: 04.07.13

DUDE! We’re on Instagram! http://instagram.com/bkstreetart#.  @BKStreetArt E’rbody Holla! and Follow! Now we can stop this whole wack blog thing, right?
Here’s our weekly interview of the street, this week featuring Billy Kid, Don John, Iced Coffee, ND’A, NYCe, Poster Boy (or some variant), RONE, Trek Matthews, and some slight alterations Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, and Tom [...]

Blog Spotting >> OX does Billboard Hijack on the Outskirts of Paris

Blog Spotting from “Underground Paris”
Periodically we like to highlight another blog post that has caught our eye and here is a story about a billboard re-purposer named OX who likes to claim in the name of art, and humor.
 
“French artist, OX’s, latest ad takeover at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, is a site [...]

Friday Night it’s “The Brooklyn” A Photograpy Exhibition of the Street

A new photography show that captures the street in the borough you love organized by Jim Kiernan and Aakash Nihalani.
Opening tonight at 17 Frost Gallery in Williamsburg, “The Brooklyn” features photography by Barry Yanowitz, Chris Arnade, Jaime Rojo, Jake Dobkin, Jamel Shabazz, Jim Kiernan, Lucas McGowen, Luna Park, Mario Brotha, Matt Weber, Sam Horine, and Timothy Schenck.

BSA Film Friday: 04.05.13

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: ROA in Cambodia, MOMO and El Tono Snap Your Attention in France, Conor Harrington in Norway, and Shepard Fairey in London for “Sound and Vision”
BSA Special Feature:
ROA: A Trip to Cambodia
Street Art and Skateboarding – What’s not to like?
Presented [...]

Boa Mistura in Panama City say “Somos Luz” (We Are Light)

It’s easy to look at the façade of a massive housing complex and forget that there are individual stories inside.

Boa Mistura “Somos Luz” (We Are Light). 2013. El Chorrillo, Panama (photo © Boa Mustura)
From the neighborhood of El Chorrilo in Panama City comes a new face for that kind of building via the work of [...]

Katsu Around Town

“Tap on it with your teeth, that’s how you know if it’s real solid gold,” says Pernell on 47th street in the diamond district as he holds out a handful of necklaces. In the Chelsea art gallery district, it’s harder to tell what is the real solid thing and what’s just for show – especially [...]

Chris Stain and Billy Mode Set It Off in Albany, NY

Just checked out this long wall by two graffiti/Street Art buddies from Baltimore who have made many a collaborative piece over the years. Seems like Chris Stain and Billy Mode team up 3 to 5 times a year on expansive installations that utilize Chris’s everyday folk before a city skyline and Billy’s reatment of text [...]

Alice Pasquini, Dragonflies, and a School Wall in Germany

“Go Ask Alice When She’s Ten Feet Tall” (on a ladder).
If you are wondering what cans to use on the side of a German elementary school, Alice Pasquini can tell you. Readying for a show at local 44309 Gallery in Dortmund last week, the Italian Street Artist took some time to paint a mural for [...]


This Week in Brooklyn Street Art

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Images of the Week: 02.03.13

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bast, Cash4, Droid, Edapt, Enzo & Nio, Hot Tea, Icy & Sot, Kram, Kremen, Pablo Mustafa, Stikman, and UFO 907.
Top image > Icy and Sot go Commando (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kremen. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kremen big Cat. With other cats on the roof top [...]

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Daze Talks About São Paulo’s 2nd Graffiti Biennial

2ª Bienal de Graffiti Fine Art

With an overview of a variety of styles and techniques used in the graffiti scene at the moment, São Paulo is hosting its 2nd international biennial of graffiti and fine art through February 17th. Along with a number of recognized Brazilian names, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MuBE) is hosting international [...]

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BSA Film Friday 02.01.13

 

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: JOSEF KRISTOFOLETTI: The Atlas Detector, FAITH 47 – Fragments of a Burnt History, and THE KLUB7: ABC 2013

BSA Special Feature:
JOSEF KRISTOFOLETTI: The Atlas Detector
This video documents the making of an art project commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, [...]

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Sneak Peek: How & Nosm “Late Confessions”

Twin Street Artists How and Nosms’ new solo show titled “Late Confessions” with the Jonathan Levine Gallery opens tomorrow at a pop-up show in Manhattan. This exhibition, painstakingly executed in their now iconic style is a watershed moment in their transformation into contemporary artists with stellar street DNA.

How & Nosm (photo © Jaime Rojo)
The temporary [...]

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FAILE’s Towering Night at the Ballet

The dance of high and low art lifts 40 feet into the air as Brooklyn Street Art duo Faile unveil their repertoire of ironic pop imagery at the New York City Ballet this week. As street artists in the then-industrial wasteland of Williamsburg at the turn of the century, Patrick Miller and Patrick McNeil would [...]

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Blog Spotting: Old Walls in Milan Italy

Here’s a new site we found that speaks of peoples’ long-time personal relationship with graffiti and walls, modern urban archaeology, and even the ephemeral nature the art you see on the street today. Alberto Boido was just a kid in Milan in the early nineties when he started taking photos of walls because he liked [...]

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London Calling : Fresh Art from the Streets

London is looking alive and on top of things at mid-winter, with a great variety of materials and techniques, imaginative styles and of course varying results, according to your tastes. During a quick trip on a somewhat blizzardish day, photographer Geoff Hargadon found “tough conditions: snowy, cold as f***, and a camera battery that refused [...]

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Images of the Week: 01.27.13

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 4 Burners Crew, Bast, Billi Kid, Bunny M, Doug Nox aka the Harlequinade, El Sol 25, Entes y Pesimo, How & Nosm, JMR, Kobra, Rubin, and Stikman.
Top image > KOBRA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

KOBRA. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin . 4 Burners Crew (photo © [...]

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Lister Gives You a Look in Snowy London

Brooklyn by way of Austrailia Street Artist and fine artist Anthony Lister continues to communicate with the eyes. His disembodied faces and features appear on walls and corrugated surfaces on the streets, like these recent London installations, without context and full of expression. At turns mythic, gothic, and comic, the true intentions may not be [...]

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BSA Film Friday 01.25.13

 

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: Voice of Art – Migration is Beautiful with Favianna Rodriguez, Project Brave with WK Interact,We Will Know When We Are Home with Creepy, and Innerfields: DIY in Berlin.
BSA Special Feature:
Voice of Art – Migration is Beautiful
“Art has the power to [...]

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I Love Paris In The Winter… New Street Art Dans la Rue

La neige! C’est romantique!
It is snowing in many city Street Art spots this time of year – transforming the evolving visual conversation on the street to something more. It may make you walk faster past it on your way to school or office or apartment, but for Demian Smith, editor at Alternative Paris, it is [...]

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The Sol Still Shines: El Sol 25 Hand Paints New Remixes

Street Artist El Sol 25 is back on the street with riveting visually displaced droids as he hand paints and wheat-pastes the future past on abandoned walls and construction lots through certain parts of New York. Looking at this evermore integrated fusing of limbs, torsos, and heads, you can imaging that the studio of El [...]

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Toven in Baltimore: One Giant Leap for Poets

A recent sunny day brought Baltimore Street Artist Toven outside to install some new work, including his humorous mashup of American romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe and an astronaut. An avid reader, this ex graffiti writer has also done large wheatpaste tributes in the past to some of his heroes like Burroughs, Bukowski and Kerouac.
TOVEN [...]

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Acrylic Walls: Gaia, JAZ, Know Hope, Freddy Sam in S. Africa

A Month-Long Painting Project in Johannesburg and Cape Town
Four Street Artists have been painting for about a month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of a project by Ricky Lee Gordon. “Acrylic Walls” highlights the maturing voices of a handful on today’s Street Art scene even as they continue to explore and experiment with realism, [...]

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Brooklyn Street Art - This Week's Newsletter

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Won and Secr Photographed by Luna Park

We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.
Our fourth entry comes [...]

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Labrona Photographed by Andre Pace in Quebec

We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.
Our third entry comes [...]

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Tomek and False Photographed by Sabeth 718

We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.

Our second entry comes [...]

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Os Gemeos Photographed by Hieronymous

We’re counting down the last 12 days of 2012 with Street Art photos chosen by BSA readers. Each one was nominated because it has special meaning to a reader or is simply a great photograph from 2012 that they think is great. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their favorite images.

Our first entry for [...]

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(VIDEO) 2012 Street Art Images of the Year from BSA

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting, perplexing, thrilling in 2012.

Slideshow cover image of Vinz on the streets of Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Together the collection gives you an idea of the range of mediums, techniques, styles, [...]

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There’s No Place Like Swoon For The Holidays

Going to Swoons studio in Brooklyn for a piece of blueberry pie and a cup of hot cider on a windy and rainy grey day is sort of like going home for the holidays. There are so many familiar faces here, printed and hand colored, like the ones you have seen in decaying doorways and [...]

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JC Has Something On His Mind in Instanbul

As winter settles in, I’ve been thinking about getting a fur hat. Is that wrong? How about fake fur?  What about just hoisting a cat up on my head and balancing it there? They sleep all the time anyway so they might as well provide some service to mankind aside from hunting the occasional mouse.
Street [...]

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New Labrona Shots in Miami

“It was an amazing trip!,” says Canadian Street Artist Labrona, who was in Miami for the Art Basel 2012 festivities this month. While there he collaborated on four walls. Two were with the Canadian art collective En Masse, who has been working with a monochromatic palette to allow a multitude of styles to co-exist in [...]

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Images of the Week 12.16.12

Ahhhhhhhhh, we are all going to Hell in a hand basket! That’s what your music teacher Mrs. Penny Whistle said as she picked that last little caramel-colored shard of peanut brittle out of the box at her desk and crunched loudly as you played your Top 40 musical contribution for the whole 6th grade class [...]

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Don’t Fret Brings the Comedy to Miami

Chicago based Street Artist and satirist Don’t Fret was among the many art pilgrims in Miami this month who got a bunch of work up in the streets. Occupying an unusual place among average Street Art styles and themes, Don’t Fret labors with comedy and caricature, making you crack a smile while you wait for [...]

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Fun Friday 12.14.12

Hey bro and sis! Here are some of our favorite picks for the weekend around the global way as we head into the final holiday and New Year beauty that we hope everyone is surrounded by. Happy 7th night of Hanukkah to the Jews, and Happy ongoing holidayz to the Christmas and Kwanzaa and Solstice [...]

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Chris Jordan “Locost Queue” Debuts from a Tower in Queens

New Yorkers will stand in line for many things; heavily frosted confections from the Cupcake Cafe, the new iPhone 17, or the chance to rub against a sweaty stranger on a light-crazed dance floor while paying 8 dollars for a plastic cup of ice. Since the superstorm Sandy hit last month, many of us have [...]

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Jaye Moon Builds Lego Housing Units on the Street

Street Artist Jaye Moon is doing a diminutive deed to alleviate New York’s ongoing housing crisis by leaving new buildings cradled in the limbs of trees, or wrapped around their trunks.

Street Artist Jaye Moon gets a hand from kids in Seoul, South Korea, where she has brought her distinctive tree houses from New York. December [...]

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LNY In South Korea with Tradition and GPS

As traditional cultures grapple with technological change that appears at lightening speed the most successful ones are neither rejecting nor accepting it fully: rather they are integrating. While broadcast television had a homogenizing effect on world culture for decades, today’s multi-channel, multi-platform electronic ecosystem affords people the chance to retain local flavor and customs while [...]

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Miami Recap ’12 : Brand New Art in the Streets

Shots from the weekend here by photographer, artist and frequent BSA contributor Geoff Hargadon. He caught a lot of new pieces as they were being installed, as well as some newly fresh ones.

Heads were rolling as soon as Anthony Lister hit the ground in Miami. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

These tires on the back of large [...]

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Nominations Are Open for Best Street Art Photo of 2012

THE 12 PHOTOS OF ’12  – As picked by BSA Readers
Nominate Your Uncle Melvin!
Nominate that girl on Streeturthalog.com!
Nominate yourself!
Show BSA your favorite Street Art Photo of the year and it could be one of our top 12 of ’12!
Photographers and Street Art Fans: What is your favorite photo of Street Art for 2012? Probably millions [...]

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This Week at Brooklyn Street Art Blog

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Images of the Week: 12.09.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Cruz, Herakut, How Nosm, Jesse Hazelip, Jilly Ballistic, MCity, Nether, RISK, Sonata, Trip, and VHILS.
We start off with MCity visiting Queens and hanging with Allison and Garrison from Ad Hoc, who helped him get some walls while he is here in New York. Then we [...]

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Overunder and ND’A in Nevada

A Street Art Residency is born in Reno
The Street Art scene exists at least partially in tandem with the digital sphere and one of its effects on the concept of community is that artists today are more mobile and internationally connected to one another than their pre-Internet graffiti predecessors were.
The growth of connectivity is producing [...]

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Fun Friday 12.07.12

Happy Friday! Wipe that stain off your shirt from last nights office holiday party and brush your teeth and get to work so you can be a zombie all day. For our part -  it’s time for a little Street Art roundup of some things that you might like.
1. Miami in The House All Weekend
2. [...]

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New Shots Miami 2012 Update

As the crowd rolls in, the walls are already up – sometimes by night, sometimes by beer.
And a curious thing is happening for the first time during Basel madness; available walls are getting scarce. Artists who came ready to paint are finding it kind of hard to get a spot. You used to lock your [...]

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Best Miami Street Art: BSA Picks Awesomest for Basel ’12

BSA Recommends: Where to Hit for the Best Street Art
Art Basel is set to whip Miami into a sea-foamy art-star laden froth this weekend, but art on the street is the unofficial engine that will be keeping it real. No one can doubt that the wave of Street Art, this first global grassroots peoples art movement, [...]

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FIRST LOOK at Miami 2012: Walls, Street Art, Action!

Street Art is already smacking up Miami walls – an aerosol advance committee of art in the streets to welcome the bacchanal of collectors, performers, artists, fans, galleries, hoodlums, charlatans, thumping beats, and very famous and important celebrities you have never heard of are all here for Art Basel and related fairs.
Just for you, we [...]

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Entes Y Pesimo Taking a Swim in Chile, Buenos Aires and Sarasota

Peruvian Street Art duo Entes y Pesimo move quickly like two cats in the back alley when the garbage truck rattles by. When not doing the occasional billboard remix  intervention, they are painting large murals of silent and intense young men and women navigating in the river of life. In many of their recent aerosol [...]

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Images of the Week 12.02.12

As you know, this is the last month in human history so it’s been great knowing you. Hold still, let me memorize you.
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Anthony Sneed, Bast, Cavite, Con, Cost, Curtis, Dceve, Defs, Esma, Eyez, Faile FKDL, Gaia, Miyok, Nanook, New Chalk City, Obey, Peat Wolleager, Phooey, [...]

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ALL the JOBURG Videos

Yesterday on Fun Friday we featured ROA in the first video from the I Art Joburg Festival. The festival took place this fall in Johannesburg, South Africa and featured people like Falko, Cameron Platter, ESPO, and Remed. Today we’re pleased to offer you the full compliment of all the videos that were directed, shot and [...]

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Fun Friday 11.30.12

 

It’s Friday yo! Tomorrow starts December but the tree is already up at Rockefeller Center and the city is flushed with wide-eyed tourists bumping into each other and we are busy touring graffiti covered abandoned buildings smashed with paint balls. It’s all good.  Here’s some ideas for dope stuff to check out this weekend.
1. “Out [...]

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David and Goliath : Fintan Switzer Paints Arab Spring

As Arab Spring enters a new chapter this week with Egypt’s Islamist president making decrees granting him near-absolute powers, it looks like this piece by Fintan Switzer is perfectly timely.  This is where the artist and the activist intersect, on a wall and in the street, and it has for centuries; a place to seek [...]

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Peek Inside Organized Chaos of CYRCLE

Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. – William Somerset Maugham.
Street Art collective CYRCLE couldn’t agree more, and they invite you to take chaos as a hands-on personal challenge.

CYRCLE “Organized Chaos” (photo © theonepointeight)
Organizing multiple mediums to convey a [...]

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Specter Under a Bridge in Chicago

Street Artist Specter stuffed himself with Turkey and hit up a wall under a bridge in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago last week to help Pawn Works with their ongoing project. You would think these guys would take a break for the holiday, but at least the weather was cold and bleak and depressing, so [...]

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“Articulate: Baltimore” Hits the Streets

The City of Baltimore just got hit with its second large scale mural project in one calendar year as Articulate: Baltimore joined Open Walls Baltimore during a five week period this autumn.

Chris Stain . Billy Mode. Articulate, Baltimore 2012 (photo © Martha Cooper)
A mixture of local artists and some Street Artists who are known internationally, [...]

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Latest Edition of Brooklyn Street Art Newsletter

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Images of the Week 11.25.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Butless Supreme, Cunning Linguist, EKG, Enzo & Nio, Inkie, JC, Tara McPherson, Miyok, Nervous, Russell King, Skewville, Swamy, Tone Tank, Zor.

Inkie at Bushwick Five Points (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swampy and Butless Supreme (photo © Jaime Rojo)

McPherson (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Skewville [...]

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Bamboo Replaces Billboard on LA Freeway

 ”Imagine floating, globally connected urban forests growing where billboards stand. Artist Stephen Glassman and his team are doing it.”
Here’s a unique breath of fresh air by artist Stephen Glassman, an LA based sculptor who has worked many times with bamboo for large projects in the public realm. Here he has an idea for designing and [...]

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Fun Friday 11.23.12 – VIDEO Request Edition – Chosen by You

It’s the BSA Reader Video Request edition of Fun Friday for all us peeps who are not shopping today. We asked our Facebook friends and fans for their favorite street art related video flicks and give them to you here- in no particular order. Peace out and have a great Black Friday everybody.
1. Vhils in [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving From Your Friends at BSA

May the harvest be bountiful and your life filled with love, friends and inspiration.

Union Square Green Market. Manhattan. November, 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
As we celebrate the fall harvest in New York and prepare for the cold months of winter, we are happy to count you among the blessings.
We also remember the many who are [...]

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Bathroom Graffiti on Canvas With Mint & Serf

New canvasses celebrate the graffiti-covered bar bathroom and its aggressive lack of style.
A quick snort, a scribbled tag, and you my love.
Now that you are caked with sweat and nearly deaf from gyrating and slamming your body to the music at your favorite jam-packed downtown dive, it’s time to hit the line for the unisex [...]

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REKA’S Ladies in Bushwick, Homage to Sandy

Australian Street Artist Reka was in town in the wake of the hurricane named Sandy and he found his plans for painting disrupted by flooded train lines, but eventually got up in three places in Brooklyn. On tour from his native Melbourne since July, Bushwick is just one more name to be tacked onto the [...]

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ROA In THE BONEYARD

Here are some new shots of the planes in the boneyard in Arizona and of ROA’s contribution to the project, exclusively for BSA readers. In the Tucson desert over the summer when the temperatures are at their highest, it’s really almost impossible to get work done during the daytime. Maybe that’s why ROA painting at [...]

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Images of the Week 11.18.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, featuring Avoid, Bast, Cekis, Enzo & Nio, JM, Ludo, Numb Nuts, Paul Insect, Rone, Spanky, and Swampy.

Spanky The Goblin King still mad about the election. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BAST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BAST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LUDO is just over the hill in the French Countryside (photo © [...]

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Carlo McCormick at Nuart 2012

One of the best parts about a celebration of Street Art culture like Nuart in Norway is that there sometimes is an opportunity to speak with and listen to people who make it their mission to put it into context. New York art critic, curator, editor, and writer Carlo McCormick has an exhaustive knowledge and [...]

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Fun Friday 11.16.12

Here’s our greatest hits list for Fun Friday!
1. Lister “Unsung Heroes” (LNDN/New Castle)
2. Abe Lincoln Jr., Robbie Busch “Split Seven” (BK)
3. Portraiture Group Show in Bushwick tonight (BK)
4. Silent Soho Auction For Boardwalks in Coney and Rockaways Saturday
5 Miss Van Going Wild in Rome
6. Cash4 in”Ca$h For” at Tender Trap in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
7. Mexican Collective [...]

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More Skewville Irony: “It’s What’s Outside That Counts”

When a museum is worried that it looks too much like a Home Depot from the outside, even though it has Jeff Koons inside, you could question how they decided on an architect. How they chose an artist to adorn the facade is another question. Street Artist’s Skewville know how to twist clichés and axioms [...]

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“The Last Picture”, Jaime Rojo Shoots the Street

New York streets never sleep, and they are just as raw, maddening, and wondrous as you’ve heard. Well known Street Art photographer Jaime Rojo cannot resist them.
He’s always been attracted to the street and the uglier the neighborhood, the better. Before Rojo began shooting Street Art in the early 2000s he was known as a [...]

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Heavy Metal on the Street, Sculpture With Staying Power

Not all Street Art is ephemeral. Some of it may outlast you.
As winds and rains and the forces of natural erosion go, wheat-pastes and stickers and photographs and other tentatively attached bits of Street Art whimsy are the first to go. After that, aerosol painting, stencils, bucket painted rollers, even hot-glued slabs of wood eventually [...]

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New David Gouny in Paris

New images here of a curious collection of curvaceous ladies from Paris by David Gouny. Meant to be amusing and empowering, the messages and symbols they appear with are aimed at the French but have a wider appeal in their simplicity and cheekiness.

David Gouny (photo © David Gouny)

David Gouny (photo © David Gouny)

David Gouny (photo [...]

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BSA Newsletter - Sign up now

I love receiving this every fortnight. It is the Brooklyn Street Art Newsletter. Sign up and stay apace with what is going on in the Street Art World. Here is their latest edition.

 

 

Images of the Week 09.30.12

This week seemed busy on the streets of New York after LA graff writer Saber started us off on Sunday with a sky-writing campaign that was politically charged arts advocacy and a social media-soaked smackdown of the right wing in the US. From culture-jamming to political commentary to social advocacy, it looks like some Street [...]

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Los Brujos: Zosen, Gola, Kenor Nude Before The Third Eye in Italy

Gola Hundun, Kenor, H101 and Zosen, otherwise known as the Art Collective Los Brujos, recently participated in the Sub Urb Art 2 in Torino, Italy with a patchwork hand-painted re-creation of the mystic Eye inside a large open warehouse space.

Los Brujos: Kenor, Gola, and Zosen. (photo © Garu-Garu)
Call it The Eye of Glory, The All Seeing [...]

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Fun Friday 09.28.30

BROOKLYN! Jay-Z opens the new stadium in Brooklyn tonight with a lot of fanfare – and if you don’t have tickets just have a blast in the hundreds of studio spaces and gallery shows and “in the street” installations and performances starting tonight at the Dumbo Arts Festival that brings thousands coursing through the neighborhood [...]

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NUART 2012 Countdown Begins

How Nosm (photo © Ian Cox)
 This spring we were invited to attend and speak at this years Nuart festival and although we can’t be there personally we’ve still have some great talents on the Stavanger front who will be providing you with stunning and scintillating BSA exclusive action over the next few weeks. So two [...]

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New York Interiors and Urban Exploring

“Urban Exploring” is often thought of as some kind of elite super ninja activity; tinged with adventure, a sense of danger, and definitely some flying nunchucks. For city folk with a sense of wanderlust and a need for exercise, the act of checking out an abandoned old building can be just as satisfying and dangerous [...]

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Various & Gould Mask a Living Tree with Death

“What becomes of Berlin, if the various subcultures won’t find enough central places to develop anymore?”
That’s a question from Street Artists Various and Gould about their city, but of course it’s relevant in many.

Various & Gould. “Duali Tree” (photo © Just)
The artists who bring the creative tree of life to a dead neighborhood are often [...]

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UPDATE: SABER Tags Sky Over New York to Defend Arts and Bash Romney

UPDATE: BSA exclusive new footage courtesy of video artist Chris Jordan plus new images from Jaime Leo, Eszter Klajman and Chris Jordan.
New York’s skies got majorly tagged today. And Mitt Romney got called out in front of 8 million people as a #GOPFail
New Yorkers who looked up from stoop sales, soccer games, and strolls across [...]

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Images of the Week 09.23.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets (and sometimes inside), this week featuring new shots of Barry McGee, Buttless Supreme, Dain, Elle, Etnik, Ive One, Jose Parla, Kashink, Klepto, Matt Siren, ND”A, Overunder, Pork, Swil, This Is Awkward and Zor.

Looks like Elle and Matt Siren tried their hand at a fire extinguisher tag and they both [...]

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Geometricks Opens – Shots of the Gallery

Here are shots of the new GEOMETRICKS show as installed and opening this evening in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Gallery Brooklyn. These images look so austere and crisp, unlike the wildness on the canvasses, and nothing like the visual cacophony of the streets, where so much of this new abstractionist movement is happening. Guess that’s [...]

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Sneak Peeks from Geometricks

The show’s up and the bubbly is waiting for the iceman to cometh and of course we hope you’ll be rolling through as Hellbent curates our first “Vandals or Visionaries” show, entitled GEOMETRICKS.
Tricks are for kids, and for Olek, who has reserved one of her raunchy text messages for you to discover crocheted into her [...]

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Fun Friday 09.21.12

Yo Yo what’s up all the Brooklyn peepuls and the New Yorkers and the LA’ers and the Chicago’ers and the Stavanger Norway buddies and shout out to Martha as she hangs in Johannesburg today and to everybody who’s brave enough to tap into the creative spirit. Today in Brooklyn it’s sunny and bright and there’s [...]

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Overunder and Labrona In Chicago are Full of Characters, History

Overunder continues to expand, explore, rework, reveal – a surrealist stretching the figurative and coupling it with the symbolic and architectural,  and finishing it with overlays of patterning of tattooing or circuitry. In a rising tide of sameness, Street Artists like Overunder are weaving storyline and imagination, innovation, experimentation. His characters are mid-thought and on [...]

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Signs on the Street as “Occupy” Turns One

Occupy did more than grab some headlines and inconvenience workers on Wall Street last year. It blew a hole open in the consciousness of a confused and battered public untethered and afloat in debt, denial, and 700 channels of mind-numbing distraction. As a result of the Occupy Movement and all it’s permutations, in many unexpected [...]

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Quick Shots of The Grassy Lot: Edition 2012

We’re keeping it local today with an empty patch of real estate on Manhattan’s Lower East Side called “The Grassy Lot” that’s been semi-curated for about a year with an eclectic mix of American and Australian ex-pats. It’s a nice little patch of grass that is sometimes rented out for events and receptions – also [...]

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Futura And The Origins of The Universe

In the beginning, there was Futura.
That’s kind of how this expansive space feels with no people in it.  It is a universe created by a post-graffiti graffiti godfather who has freed his own imagination to search for new planets of influence, new centers of intelligence.  Many of the New York graffiti artists who made names [...]

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Street Art from ROBBBB in Dubai and Turkey

Workers around the world look amazingly similar, no matter the city.
Street Artist Robbbb, who we last saw in Beijing, is introducing some of the people from that city to be a part of Dubai and two of Turkeys largest cities, Istanbul and Izmir.
“This series of works from China are images of the most common people. [...]

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Fun Friday 08.17.12

 
1.  Chatroulette Gone Wrong, and So Right (Call Me Maybe?) (VIDEO)
2. “Beautiful Darling” Warhol Film Friday Night in Manhattan
3. Living Walls, The City Speaks, All Weekend (ATL)
4. Please Don’t Tell Anybody But Detroit Is Where It’s At
5. Paraphernalia by Narcelio Grud (VIDEO)
Friday Got You Feeling Frisky? Call Me Maybe?

Props to Steve Kardynal
“Beautiful Darling” Warhol Film [...]

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GAIA in Chicago with a Cuban Madonna, Michaelangelo, Masks

Street Artist Gaia visited Chicago last week to hit some walls in his grandly fulsome style with imaginative remixing of classics. Here’s a guy who is perfectly badass about handily switching symbols, metaphors, cultures, belief systems, history, art history. The results are perplexing if you think too hard about it, thrilling if you are willing [...]

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Living Walls Atlanta 2012 Begins, 26 Artists Converge!

 It’s Time for the Women to Represent as LW ATL Breaks New Ground Again

Sarah Emerson at work (photo © Dustin Chambers)

For the last two years at Living Walls Atlanta it’s been like graffiti summer camp; bodies and pillows and aerosol cans intermingled and stacked indiscriminately across the living room floors of friends apartments.  Sketchbooks. Pizza [...]

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JB Snyder Does His Stained Glass in the Desert

Phoenix muralist JB Snyder is known locally for his color-rich abstract grids on sides or facades, as well as canvasses, often compared to stained glass. So it was a holy moment when he stopped by to see Jetsonorama with a few cans of aerosol to participate in his “Painted Desert” project.

JB Snyder (photo © Emily [...]

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ROA and a Half-Eaten Carcass in Chicago

Belgian Street Artist and painter ROA continues his USA Summer 2012 tour and his next stop after New York was Chicago last week. Hosted by the folks at Pawn Works Gallery, ROA was invited to participate in their ongoing outdoor project “Art in Public Places” in the Pilsen neighborhood.

ROA (photo courtesy Pawn Works Gallery © [...]

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Images of the Week 08.12.12

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head *
Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bad Cat [...]

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Labrona and Other and Hot Summer Freights

“… when we had nothing to worry about except finding more trains to paint.”
Painting trains seems older than horses, but of course that can’t be true. Outside of public transportation trains, which have been largely free of graffiti since the late 80s, the lust for hopping freights still runs deep for some. Like the current [...]

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Fun Friday 08.10.12

Happy hot sticky Friday live from New York! Lots of cool stuff on the street and in the exhibition spaces this weekend – just bring a water bottle. Here are some of our picks for you on BSA.
1. Détournement, Carlo McCormick at Jonathan Levine (NYC)
2. Chris Stain and Joe Iurato at Mighty Tanaka (BKLN)
3. Peeta [...]

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Reyes 78 in Chicago

San Francisco painter Reyes 78 must have been exceedingly happy to be in Chicago with many of his fellow Mexican ex-pats and to bring his abstract graffiti-influenced new work to this city to display on a huge wall.  The folks at Pawn Works Gallery invited Reyes 78 to participate on their ongoing outdoor project “Art [...]

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Os Gêmeos and “The Giant of Boston”

The twins have left Boston, but not before they opened their first solo museum show in the U.S. and left behind a handful of public installations that have garnered major attention as people once again grapple with the concept of art in the streets. Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have done large installations in large cities [...]

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JR Keeps an Eye on The Williamsburg Bridge

French Street Artist and photographer JR hit a skyward spot last week in Brooklyn with a large watchful eye which looks toward the Williamsburg Bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. An image taken of a member of the Lokota tribe on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, the new installation is part of The [...]

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Pandemonium on the Walls at Pandemic

Brooklyns’ Pandemic Gallery recently invited a sort of painted pandemonium to fill all the walls of their space for a summer art party. Shoulder to hip and head to toe, this mixture of artists is actually emblematic of this moment in Brooklyn history and representing the raucous variety of styles that are mashing and mixing [...]

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