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Recognized experts on the evolving Street Art scene of the past two decades, Harrington and Rojo have authored two books documenting the street art movement during its current explosion in New York City, Brooklyn Street Art and Street Art New York, published by Prestel Publishing/Random House. Their essays, introductions and photography have appeared in many publications including Eloquent Vandals: A History of Nuart Norway , Community Service (The C215 monograph), and PANTHEON: A History of Art from the Streets of NYC.


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Jaime Rojo, Co-Founder and Editor of Photography at BrooklynStreetArt.com

Rojo is a New York-based photographer whose documentation of thousands of New York street art images is known and published weekly on many websites throughout the street art community. His fine art photographs have been shown in galleries in the Chelsea, Williamsburg and DUMBO neighborhoods of New York and auctioned at Phillips De Pury. In his other career as an interior designer, Rojo’s design work has been published in such periodicals as Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, House and Garden, House Beautiful, and The New York Times Home Section.

Steven P. Harrington, Editor in Chief of BrooklynStreetArt.com.
Harrington is senior creative director for print and interactive projects in New York City with a client list that spans art, advertising, architecture, beauty, fashion, real estate, finance, electronic and print media, including The New York Times. A trained fine artist and lover of the creative process, his fine art, animation and video installation work has been shown in galleries and in the streets of New York.

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Entries by Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Exploring The Freewill Gallery In New York's Military Bunker On The Beach

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Exploring Fort Tilden

National monuments are typically solemn places for reflection and remembrance. In the case of many decommissioned military installations across the world, the hidden parts of forts and bunkers are also serpentine galleries of freewill art shows. You may call it graffiti or you may call it a...

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Painting the Desert: Urban Artists in the Navajo Nation

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 10:05 AM

It's an unusual pairing: Street artists who are accustomed to the grit and grime of deteriorating neighborhoods in the city translating their skills to the desert where the environment is outstandingly more natural than built.

In the third year of his experiment inviting artists to paint and wheat-paste in the...

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Monet Rising: Spanish Street Artist Pejac's Impressionist Tribute on a Ship

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:57 AM

The clusters of barnacles on the corroded hull of the old ship form the rocky shoreline in this impressionistic tribute to Monet by the Spanish street artist Pejac. Here on the shores of Cantabria in northern Spain, he bobs in the low tide while recreating a scene from a hundred...

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YO Banksy! A Year Since "Better Out Than In"

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 10:03 AM

As we hear of the sudden appearance of a new Banksy in southeast England we recall that it was exactly a year ago today that the international street art man of mystery grabbed New York by the mobiles and invited everyone to a month-long exhibition of painting, sculpture,...

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Philadelphia Mural Arts, A Golden Age

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 9:06 AM

It is a rainy day in Philadelphia, but you can't tell it by listening to Jane Golden.

After 30 years and countless meetings with community groups, artists, city agencies, elected officials, volunteers, and donors, the founder and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has developed a perpetual advocacy...

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Sweden Starts "No Limit" Mural Festival in Borås

(3) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 8:41 AM

It isn't just Nuart any more.

Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a growing global appreciation for art in the streets in general. Included in the list of recent festivals are Denmark's Galore (Copenhagen) and

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NUART 2014 Roundup: Activism, Muralism, Graffiti and Aesthetics

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 10:05 AM

The Norwegian mural festival named Nuart took place last week with a marked tilt toward the conceptual and the interventionist, a direct debate about the relevance of activism amidst a rising tide of sanctioned murals, and Tilt leading us down a path toward traditional graffiti.

Ironically graffiti seemed a rather...

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Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York's Little Italy

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 8:55 AM

Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales, fire hydrant fountains, rooftop parties and of course tourists who would like to scale a bridge. Last week our August dog days extended to...

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In Istanbul: The "Language Of The Wall," Street Art, and Graffiti

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:26 AM

"The Language Of The Wall. Graffiti / Street Art" Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey

No street artist is a prophet in his own land, to paraphrase the Latin "Nemo propheta in patria."

To see a large show of new street art in a museum right now don't think of New York....

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Graffiti and Street Art Lock Up "21st Precinct" in New York

(4) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 9:26 AM

This weekend the NYPD police precinct is hosting a graffiti and street art show, and the public is welcome to see every floor completely swimming in aerosol and plastered in wheat-paste.

Admit it, it is not often you receive an invite like that.

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A New Muralism Growing: Spotlight On Jersey City And "Savage Habbit"

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 9:17 AM

An important part of the Street Art ecosystem is the mural and right now we are in the midst of a mural revolution in neighborhoods, towns and cities everywhere. These are not your mom's mural programs; overwrought art-by-committee debates that result in something no one is really in love with....

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Kashink Uses Hairy Four-Eyed Men to Examine Gender Assumptions

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:08 AM

The international Street Art scene boasts a small percentage of women artists and KASHINK may perplex even that statistic with her mustache. It's the same mustache you'll see on many of her big hairy four-eyed men that she paints in Europe and North America that look like "badass yet sensitive...

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Exploring Lisbon As A Street Art Tourist

(11) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:08 AM

"Street Art Tourism" Is Capturing More Attention

Eco-tourism is so popular for vacation travelers right now. You know, treading light and your carbon footprint and all that. Then there is Plastic Surgery Tourism for those whose nose is slightly twisted or who otherwise feel your personal...

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Bien Urbain 2014 in Besançon, France

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:52 AM

Artistic Routes Through and with Public Spaces

The month long 4th Edition of Bien Urbain just wrapped in Besançon, France and the results are predictably rather awesome due to the quality of the work, the site selections, and the integrated nature of the entire presentation. "It is not...

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A Layered History Of 5 Pointz Currently On View

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Peeling Back Layers of Paint Offers Inspiration of a Different Kind

Typically one needs to go down underground, over a fence, through a broken window, or behind rusty chained metal doors to be an urban explorer. A flashlight is also advised. However, at the moment you can explore in broad...

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ROA Photo Diary: Taking a Wild Kingdom to Global Streets

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 9:43 AM

New Images from Brazil, The Gambia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Rome

We check in today with the ever evolving itinerary of the singularly nomadic street art urban naturalist named ROA. The well known and respected aerosol painter hails from Ghent in Belgium but he is rarely there these days, so...

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'Welling Court' 2014, A Grassroots Mural Event Turns 5 in Queens

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 10:34 AM

When the revered graffiti holy place named 5Pointz in Queens, New York was buffed and slated officially for demolition last fall the collective response of the graffiti/street art fan base and community was horror and lament. Nonetheless, community persists, and art in the streets is stronger than ever in many...

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Montreal Arts Festival Keeps The Quality for Year Two

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Montreal has shown up again on our radar this summer because of the second annual MURAL festival, a large gathering of art fans, performances and live painting. The quality of the work is high and appropriately placed center stage, and the caliber of the event draws a good cross section...

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Another Man's Treasure: 'Art Is Trash' Creates On The Street

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Converting Your Garbage Into a Fleeting Work of Art

With legal murals proliferating through the neighborhoods and cities that are embracing and inviting street art, it is refreshing to see that the renegade spirit of DIY is still coursing through the creative veins of the street.

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India's First Street Art Fest and the Largest Gandhi Portrait Ever

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 9:40 AM


St.ART Dehli 2014 Hosts 60 Artists

As street art continues to go global here in the twenty-teens, today we bring you images showing that Dehli has become one of the latest cities to showcase it. In what is billed as India's very first street art festival the south Delhi neighborhood...

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