BSA Images Of The Week: 02.12.17

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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.12.17
Editorz, 11 Feb 11:02 PM


“It’s surreal to be on the south side of the US border,” we said last week about being in Mexico. Sorry to report that it may be even more surreal on this side. Trump and Co. suffered a setback on their Muslim travel ban via the courts but are reportedly breaking out the ICE and […]

Snow In Day in NYC : Let’s Head to the Park
Editorz, 11 Feb 05:00 AM


Art in the Streets! Art in the park! Okay, a really loose interpretation here, but who can deny that the hand of nature often looks like it belongs to an artist? Central Park. February 2017. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo) This week New York was clobbered in a frosty white powdery art material that masked […]

BSA Film Friday: 02.10.17
Editorz, 10 Feb 05:00 AM


Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Kahbahbloom: The Art and Story Telling of Ed Emberley 2. Fintan Magee / The Exile 3. Amuse.126.Big Walls 4. EWOK – MSK BSA Special Feature: Kahbahbloom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley by Todd Mazer “How he sustained himself artistically […]

Getting “Woke” with the Word On The Street(s)
Editorz, 09 Feb 09:00 AM


The powerful use of words and images is playing an important role in directing the events that lead us forward, or backward. It is right for us to be alerted to fake news, although the recent bashing of news sources has more to do with de-legitimizing and seizing power than any sincere interest in truth. […]

NemO’s Bunches Heads Together Like Grapes in Roman Suburb
Editorz, 07 Feb 11:02 PM


This mural program is “maintaining a complete detachment from the speculation of the art system,” says Street Artist NemO’s of Muracci Nostri. However he looks quite attached to this wall. NemO’S. Primavalle, Rome. November 2016. (photo © Laura Lepera) Rappelling down its’ side using a doubled rope coiled around the body and fixed at a […]

Sebastien Waknine, Rubicon1, Mugraff “Journey of a Refugee” in Barcelona
Editorz, 07 Feb 09:00 AM


As the world looks on and Americans are deciding which of the world’s refugee children to ban from the country, London-born Street Artist Sebastien Waknine has created a new work in Barcelona called “Journey of a Refugee” with Rubicon 1 and Mugraff. Sebastien Waknine (0ld lady) in collaboration with Rubicon 1 (refugees) and Mugraff (letters) […]

Trump Scares As Street Art-Inspired Magazine Covers
Editorz, 06 Feb 09:00 AM


The bright pop pallet, the layered stencil flatness, the drips, the overspray. These are some hallmarks of the modern Street Art style; evocative of free speech, underground activist missives, and pop culture soaked tongue-in-cheek satire. And here they are popping up again on major magazine covers – still nailing the essence of the message with […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.05.17
Editorz, 04 Feb 11:02 PM


It’s surreal to be on the south side of the US border when Trump has just signed an executive order to build a wall, decides to try to pick a fight with the President of Mexico and drops a travel ban. Gosh, between giving away everything to his ultra-rich friends, loosening regulations on their companies, bringing Frederick […]

Said Dokins & Lapiztola : Gentrification in Mexico City’s La Merced Market
Editorz, 04 Feb 05:00 AM


Lapiztola & Said Dokins. Del Barrio / Mi Merced Mexico City. 2017. (photo © Leonardo Luna) The writing is on the wall. Can you read what it says?   Lapiztola & Said Dokins. Del Barrio / Mi Merced Mexico City. 2017. (photo © Leonardo Luna) “Social Cleansing” is a term used by Said Dokins and […]

BSA Film Friday: 02.03.17
Editorz, 03 Feb 05:00 AM


Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. NEMCO, Three Stages: Primaticcio. Part I 2. NEMCO, Three Stages: Salento. Part II 3. NEMCO, Three Stages: Tetto. Part III 4. Run AKA Giacomo Bufarini: Time Traveller Artist Man 5. Saving Banksy 6. Berlin Kidz and Grifters […]

A Wall a Month : Contorno Urbano Launches “12 1” for 2017
Editorz, 01 Feb 11:02 PM


Walls get buffed all the time in many cities as the municipal anti-graffiti campaigns scour the streetscape for unapproved aerosol missives and get out the bucket paint or bring by the power washer. Irene López León. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fernando Alcalá Losa) In one Spanish city they are doing […]

“Shoe” is His Middle Name: New Book by Niels Shoe Meulman
Editorz, 01 Feb 09:00 AM


“They both see words as images,” says Shoe about graffiti writers and Medieval scribes in a 2013 interview with the BBC. His latest tome extrapolates this reverence for the letterform, an obsessive repetitive family of gestures, now often abstracted, that the artist first stumbled upon as a pre-teen in the late 1970s.  Since those days […]

“Stars and Bricks” Go Up on a Berlin Wall from Various & Gould
Editorz, 31 Jan 05:02 AM


“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ― Joseph Fort Newton, Southern Baptist minister from Texas (1876–1950) And yet, talk again turns to the building of a contiguous wall along the southern border of the US. Even though the wall is part of an Executive Order from President Trump, some say that in […]

Trump Street Art – Instantly There’s a Global Critique
Editorz, 29 Jan 11:02 PM


Any US president can expect cartoons and visual commentary critiquing their performance and policies and persona and fashion and idiosyncrasies. This one has created a flood of it worldwide. Teo_Vasquez photo ©Sameworld_project in Barcelona, Spain The chaos that is the first ten days of this administration has only confirmed some peoples worst projections, yet its been filled with surprises […]

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