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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

HAD Collective: 'Silence' Stirs Memories of War in Bosnian Town

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 11:27 AM

Some walls in Visoko still bear the pockmarked patterns of bullets from the Bosnian War just over two decades ago. These newly battered walls bring back portraits of its victims.

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HAD Collective. "Silence" Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. January 2016. (photo © Ilhana Babic)
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Collettivo FX Tour Italy, 'Behind Every Madman There's a Village'

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 4:20 PM

Mad men. Not the sexy selectively nostalgic program about advertising on TV. We speak of the real guys who go mad.

It could be illness. Madness may have been inflicted upon you by life or incredible circumstance. It could just be the sight of Sophia Loren again, reminding you that...

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Faring Purth & Thievin' Stephen's Bed-Stuy Collabo: 'Cypress, Top Wrung'

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 11:34 AM

The dynamics of collaborations between artists are often informative, even revelatory to the viewers as well as the artists. By deliberately casting your creative lot with that of another you are taking a bit of a risk, experimenting with your own conceptions, responding alongside and in tandem with the style...

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Chihuahua, un desierto mexicano donde florece el arte urbano

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 7:07 AM

"Chihuahua es como un rancho gigante", explica un periodista de la zona, que nos guía por esta ciudad desértica conocida por la carne, el queso, el sotol, las botas de vaquero y una clase media que no para de crecer gracias a sus más de 100 multinacionales maquiladoras...

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Queens Hit 'Top To Bottom' By New Mural Project In L.I.C.

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 10:50 AM

The spirit of New Yorks' 5 Pointz graffiti/street art holy place has popped up in the same Queens neighborhood where it was demolished in 2014, and since last summer more than 50 local and international aerosol artists have been hitting a new project "Top to Bottom".

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Chihuahua, a Mexican Desert City With a Few 'Street Art' Blooms

(3) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 11:20 AM

"Chihuahua is like one big ranch," says a local reporter who guides you around this desert city known for beef, cheese, sotol, cowboy boots ... and a growing middle class, thanks to the hundred plus multinational maquiladoras operating here with a focus on aerospace, medical equipment and automobile manufacturing.

The...

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A 'Cathedral' of Characters in Northern Spain

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 10:13 AM

It's a cathedral of characters, this abandoned furniture factory 40 kilometers outside of Barcelona, Spain. Cartoons, illustrations, portraits are everywhere -- a curious collection of aerosol spray pieces that highlights the popularity of the animated and exaggerated personalities among graffiti and street artists in this region of the world.

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BSA's Images of the Year For 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Was 2015 the "Year of the Mural"?

A lot of people thought so, and the rise of commercial festivals and commissioned public/private mural programs probably brought more artists to more walls than in recent history. Judging from the In Box, 2016 is going to break more records. Enormous, polished, fully...

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BSA's 15 Most Popular Murals Of 2015, A 'Social' Survey

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 12:05 PM

People's street art preferences can be very hard to predict. On social media we can reliably tell you that opinions are unreliable. Murals that we are sure you'll love fall flatter than a one-sided pancake. Conversely, that piece we were tepid about? Up the charts faster than a Kardashian in...

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'Wall Poetry' In Iceland: Stunning Views And Music-Inspired Murals

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 12:38 PM

Urban Nation (UN) and Iceland Airwaves Festival Create Mural Program

Sound and vision are inextricably bound in the modern music canon, with inspired visuals leading our auditory imaginations at least since Toulouse-Lautrec's depictions of Moulin Rouge orchestral and singing talents. Later illustrators were important for ushering us into the jazz...

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Augustine Kofie Remixing Deep Cuts in 'Inventory'

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 3:25 PM

Newly re-mixed and sampled soulful works by Augustine Kofie are featured in the "Inventory" show that just opened here in New York at Jonathan Levine this weekend. No, he's not looking through his storeroom of canvasses and clearing out old year-end inventory, the name refers to the "controlled hoarding" Kofie...

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Coney Island Dreaming: Following The Signs To Stephen Powers

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 10:41 AM

"Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To A Seagull)" is one of 3 new exhibits inspired by the historic attractions of Brooklyn's seaside

Graffiti artist-turned-sign painter Stephen Powers is dreaming of Coney Island and he is bringing a colorful collection of found and freshly produced signage that evokes a...

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Open Walls 2015: Το φεστιβάλ τοιχογραφίας της Βαρκελώνης γιόρτασε για τρίτη χρονιά την τέχνη του δρόμου

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Η Βαρκελώνη στα μέσα των '00s ήταν γνωστή ως μια πόλη στο επίκεντρο της πολυσύχναστης σκηνής της οργανικής τέχνης του δρόμου. Σήμερα αυτή η σκηνή έχει υποστεί ισχυρό χτύπημα από τις αρχές, η όμορφη ισπανική πόλη όμως έχει έναν ακόμα άσο στο μανίκι της: το φεστιβάλ τοιχογραφίας Open Walls, το...

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Barcelona: "Open Walls" Mural Festival and Conference 2015

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 1:12 PM

Barcelona was known as a city at the epicenter of a bustling lively organic street art scene in the mid 2000s. Today that has greatly been cracked down upon by authorities, but the Spanish city now boasts a mural festival called Open Walls, which celebrated its third edition...

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Malik and 'Note' Bring 17 Street Artists To A Swiss Prison

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 10:11 AM

It's the ultimate captive audience for your artwork. That wasn't the original intention for this Swiss prison mural project called "4661m²" but it is one of the outcomes -- and one of its myriad ironies.

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4661m² Art In Prison . Malik . Claude...
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A Tidal Wave of Lodz Reborn: 'Lodz Murals' Distinguishes a Polish City

(4) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 3:39 PM

"My aim is to create a permanent exhibition of great art in the public space of Lodz," says Michał Bieżyński, founder of "Lodz Murals" in the Polish city of the same name. It is highly likely he will after six years curating Galeria Urban Forms, for which BSA has been...

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'Monument Art' Murals Sing Of El Barrio in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 10:55 AM

Some of these new murals are definitely monumental. As are some of the social ills addressed by themes such as immigration and the world refugee crisis. With a dozen international artists painting over the last two weeks, the debut show of the Monument Art Project in the New...

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Off the Path: Street Art And Graff in An Old Military Compound in Sweden

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 12:21 PM

Street art festivals are popping up like mushrooms across the globe, bringing murals, not street art, to cities primarily as a means of injecting life and culture into a community or business district. When we travel to see these walls we also like to check out the local organic spots...

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Shepard Fairey: A Steady Drumbeat Inside and Out

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 2:11 PM

A steady drumbeat characterizes the work of Shepard Fairey on the street and in the gallery, using art and design and his insight into the corrosive power of propaganda to pound out damning critiques and ironic appeals that address political, social, environmental issues of our day. If the new mural...

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Boijeot & Renauld: Crossing Manhattan With Your Living Room on the Sidewalk

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Travelers of all sorts frequently talk about planning their trip so they can really get to experience a new environment that reveals character. You know, get off the beaten path, discover some of the local flavor, really experience a city. Imagine dining and sleeping your way down the length of...

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