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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

The Coney Art Walls: First Three Completed and Summer Begins

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Summer Just Got More Fun in N.Y.C. as Coney Island Reinvents Itself Again

You know the scene: cotton candy, blasting music, bold font signs, city beach, sticky fingers, tattoos, carnival barkers, roller coaster barfing, stolen kisses under the boardwalk, big bellied men with their shirts off, giggling girls in flip-flops...

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Skulls, Death and Memento Mori On The Street Art Scene

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 8:27 AM

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,...

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Barcelona, a través de los grafitis fotografiados por Lluís Olivé (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 1:10 PM

Lluís Olivé lleva fotografiando la ciudad de Barcelona desde hace 50 años: escenas callejeras, manifestaciones, desfiles, detalles arquitectónicos, azulejos, esculturas de hierro, pomos de puertas, ventanas y, por supuesto, grafitis y arte urbano. Olivé, quien se autodenomina amateur, ha capturado cómo ha evolucionado el panorama artístico de la Ciudad Condal...

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The Trades: Street Artist ECB Traces Morocco's Faces

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Street artist ECB is introducing you to the trades of Morocco by painting the faces of current practitioners who 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...

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Barcelona Dispatch: A Street Art Survey From a Fan

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 9:20 AM

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...

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Ron English And The 'American Temper Tot' Pop Out In New York City

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 10:12 AM

"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 U.S. 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...

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Toilet Seats and Mirrors: Gilf! And BAMN Create "TIXE"

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Urban exploring and sustainable art-making are not such strange relations in this new project by Gilf! and BAMN, two of the new socially conscious breed of street artists we continue to see. Known for her various installations of "Gentrification in Progress" tape across homes, businesses and cultural touchstones that are...

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Streets Invited to the Table for Artists Ball at Brooklyn Museum

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 3:30 PM

Five years into it, The Brooklyn Artists Ball has become a glittering spectacle that speaks to the traditional, the contemporary and the beat on the street. This year's greatest hits collection features new, elaborate installations by three of Brooklyn's celebrated Street Artists of this century: Swoon, Olek and Faile. It...

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A Visit With Street Artist ROA, Readying For 'Metazoa'

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:29 AM

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.

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ROA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Basquiat's Rarely Seen Notebooks Open At The Brooklyn Museum

(9) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 9:18 AM

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...

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Gender, Caste, And Crochet: OLEK Transforms A Shelter In Delhi

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 10:03 AM

The fluorescent pink and orange sari skims the svelte frame of Brooklyn's Olek as she glides across the dirt lot in Delhi's South Extension with bags of yarn, needles and fabric slung over arms and shoulders.

The massive new acid fluorescent epidermal transformation has taken a week to complete...

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A Mexican Mural 'Manifesto,' Blackened Flags And Censorship

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:36 AM

Striking and massive murals by international street artists have been populating the walls of Mexico City for the last five years thanks to the emergence of a global Street Art scene, a rise in mural festivals, and the country's tradition of institutional support for murals that...

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ROA in Tunisia e Brasile -- Nuovi spazi per la sua natura selvaggia

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 10:13 AM

ROA, il naturalista metropolitano, torna oggi a raccontarci le sue storie di viaggio in due regioni del mondo decisamente diverse, separate da un grande divario culturale oltre che geografico. Ciò che hanno in comune, a parte i tipici animali e gli scheletri in bianco-e-nero di ROA, sono la loro bellezza...

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A Reversed 'Execution,' Street Artist DRAN Finishes His Show

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Either it will have proved to be a master class or an exhibition in hubris, says Pictures on Walls in their framing of the empty-framed show in progress by Dran in London's Soho. Public Execution was on display while it was in development before you as the largely...

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폐허 담장에 그린 흑백 스트리트 아트(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 1:18 AM

튀니지 예르바 섬 속 소도시 에리아드는 매우 보수적인 곳이다. 이곳에서는 지난해 스트리트 아트 전시인 '예르바후드(Djerbahood)' 전이 열렸다. 대부분이 단층인 이 지역 건물 벽에 그림을 그리는 프로젝트였다.

파리에 있는 '갤러리 이티네랑스'의 설립자 메흐디 벤 체이크가 기획한 이 프로젝트에는 30개 나라 출신의 작가 150여 명이 참가했다.

흑백 벽화를 그리는 ROA도...

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ROA In Tunisia And Brazil -- New Homes For His Wildlife

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 10:13 AM

The urban naturalist ROA returns to us today with tales of his travels to two distinctly different regions of the world with great distances between their cultures as well as geography. What they have in common, besides ROA's signature black-and-white animals and skeletons, is their natural beauty and stillness, transcending...

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NYC Subway Cars: From Rolling Canvasses To Rolling Billboards

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:36 AM

"If I had my way, I wouldn't put in dogs, but wolves," New York mayor Ed Koch suggested famously as a facetious proposal for releasing ferocious animals on graffiti writers in the train yards in the early 1980s. For Koch and his two predecessors the graffiti on trains was a...

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Capturing Energy And The Figurative Cosmos According To Dustin Yellin

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 12:22 PM

Countless elements pulling together into one form, directed by will, energy.

Science tells us that we are matter; theologians say that we are spirit. Today, we accept that humans are energy too. Some innate ordered intelligence allows this energy to direct the laws of attraction/repulsion, commanding quarks and gluons to...

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Skiing Cities of Serenissima: Swoon Vessels In The Snowy Woods

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:31 AM

Swoon has sent her vessels out to the countryside to reunite with the soil and trees.

Most art conservators and archivists make it their business to preserve a piece for posterity. Once art is created and collected it can be a vexing task for estates and institutions to make provisions...

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50 Ways to Map the City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 12:23 PM

D.I.Y. Cartography in the Rawest Section of Somerset

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and...

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