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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

What's The Word, Bird? Fine Feathered Friends Soar on the Street

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 2:14 PM

It's a convivial if embarrassing juxtaposition when you witness a bird in flight in this brutish man-made city environment, so unrefined are all of our efforts next to his. He rewards us with a song or a soaring performance in air, and despite our heavy slow selves anchored to this...

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Os Gemeos Pop Through Walls Downtown NYC, Screens in Times Square

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 10:42 AM

Os Gemeos want to meet you in Times Square three minutes to midnight. Bring your video camera. Later they'll meet you in the Village, where you can take a still shot.

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Os Gemeos (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The flashing Times Square spectacle on...

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O cara que saiu grafitando letras circenses e mudou a cara da Filadélfia

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 3:51 PM

Hoje em dia mandamos mensagens de texto para todo lugar e em todo lugar. Ben Eine parece estar fazendo isso em toda a zona sul de Filadélfia.

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(Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Program)

O prolífico artista londrino conhecido pelo estilo muito característico das...

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LoMan Art Festival Launches Its First Blast in NYC

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 10:31 AM

In a street art story rich with irony, Lower Manhattan has just hosted its first official mural festival.

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Space Invader (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

It's not that the island has been bereft of murals of late - the Los Muros Hablan...

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Ben Eine A to Z (and Then Some) in Philadelphia

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 10:18 AM

We are texting every day and everywhere these days. Ben Eine appears to be doing it across the entirety of South Philadelphia.

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Ben Eine. Mural Arts Program. Philadelphia. July 2015. (photo © Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Program)

The prolific London artist who is known...

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WALL\THERAPY 2015: Surrealism and the Fantastic

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Surreal is the way the world is portrayed across all of our devices today.

It may be the shrinking staff and budgets of newsrooms who are veering ever closer to the sensational, or simply the yellow journalism and the PR-planted hyperbole that is rushing to fill the vacuum, but the...

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Renaissance Masters, Keith Haring and Ninja Turtles in Brooklyn Streets

(22) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 9:53 AM

It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn.

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Owen Dippie. Radiant Madonna....
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Holy FAILE! 'Savage/Sacred Young Minds' at Brooklyn Museum

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 9:27 AM

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

Celebrating the duality and appropriation of words,...

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50 Years From Selma, Jetsonorama and Equality in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 8:36 AM

From Selma to Ferguson, Birmingham to Charleston, Jimmie Lee Jackson to Michael Brown, street artist Jetsonorama is crossing the country from Arizona to New York and a half-century of America's struggle with our legacy of racism and injustice.

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Coney Art Walls: 30 Reasons to Go to Coney Island This Summer

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The gates are open to the new public/private art project called "Coney Art Walls," and today, you can have a look at all 30 or so of the new pieces by a respectable range of artists spanning four decades and a helluva lot of New York street culture history. We've...

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A Community Mural Festival in NYC: Highlights From Welling Court 2015

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 10:14 AM

An annual mural tradition of non-pretense, New York hosted the 6th Annual Welling Court mural festival this weekend in a working class neighborhood in Queens, thanks to a grassroots couple who hustle to match artists with walls and opportunity.

More than a hundred artists, whose styles span the graffiti-urban...

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Pejac en Hong Kong y sus pequeñas muestras de arte urbano

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 1:20 AM

En lo que se refiere al arte en espacios públicos, no todo lo que importa tiene por qué estar en gigantescos murales. A veces, los pequeños actos artísticos pueden ser igual de impactantes.

Después de que los últimos titulares desde Hong Kong en octubre colmaran los medios de...

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Lee Quinones: The NYC Graffiti Train Storyteller Tells His Own Story

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 8:29 AM

Never Seen Notebook Drawings and Recent Paintings Span 1975-2015

"It was an identity crisis for youth in NYC in the 1970s," explains Lee Quinones, the whole subway car "bomber" who claims the mantel of aerosol story teller for NYC's rolling gallery of public art during that nearly dystopian decade. He...

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Pejac In Hong Kong and Small Acts of Street Art

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 12:24 PM

When it comes to art in public space it is not always about the enormous mural. Sometimes small acts of art are powerful as well.

After last October's headlines from Hong Kong filled world press outlets with images of daily marches in the streets by youth, many wondered...

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The Coney Art Walls: First Three Completed and Summer Begins

(3) 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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