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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

'Art Silos' Rise In The Harbor Of Catania, Sicily

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 10:48 AM

They've been here since the 1950s, these silos for wheat and corn on the harbor of Catania on the east coast of the island of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna. Twenty-eight meters tall and facing the Ionian Sea, they are now some of the largest canvasses in Italy...

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The New MIMA Museum in Brussels: 'City Lights.' Urban Art And More

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:55 AM

What is it about Brooklyn street art that is so appealing that one would curate the opening exhibition of a museum with it?

Four pillars of the New York street art scene are welcoming the first guests of the new Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA), which...

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Threatened Species Painted On London Walls For 'Endangered 13'

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 8:59 AM

23,250.

That's how many wild species are listed as threatened worldwide by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

A newly curated mural project in London aims to begin raising awareness of our behaviors' devastating impact on the animal world and to reverse the trend of...

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Street Artists At the Marrakech Biennale: Urban, Contemporary & Public

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 11:34 AM

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Marrakech. The Medina. Old City. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Marrakech's old city greets you with winding narrow streets, speeding Vespas and razor thin margins for passing. There are insistent vendors, pointed mountains of spices, piles of oranges, the fragrance of roses and argan...

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Resurrecting the Church With Air Sculpture By Edoardo Tresoldi

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 11:39 AM

Soaring Architectural Sculpture Recalls a Long Lost Holy Place

An astounding display of the volume and spatial relations defined by the built environment is now rising in Siponto, Italy, thanks to the imagination of street artist/public artist Edoardo Tresoldi, and thousands of cubic feet of wire.

"I imagined being...

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One Street Portrait A Day: Artist Mel Waters Celebrates Black History In San Francisco

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 9:39 AM

"There are some beautiful people out there that have left the world better off. I'm glad I could share some of them over Black History Month, one portrait at a time," says Mel Waters when talking about his piece-a-day project in San Francisco's Mission District in February. Funded from his...

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BLU Allies: A Counter Exhibition to 'Banksy & Co.' Launched In Bologna

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 7:27 PM

An anti-Banksy & Co. street art show opened in Bologna, Italy, the same night as its controversial bank-backed cousin with brand new works by 50 or so Italian and international street artists and open admission to their outdoor "museum."

"It is free and spontaneous, as street art should...

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RUN, On The Shores Of Morocco With 'Les Rives,' Addresses Migration

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 11:43 AM

Now appearing an eight-hour car ride south from the Strait of Gibraltar along Morocco's coast is North Africa's largest new mural. Given its proximity to the eight-mile Africa/Europe divide, the new painting by the London-based Italian Street Artist named RUN addresses the multiple immigration crises that are unfolding before our...

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Donald Trump 'Loser,' by Artist Vicki Da Silva, in Front of His Building

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 8:22 AM

The unreality TV version of the U.S. political race is simplifying and degrading the discussions that candidates are having during this election cycle. If you ask the Republican frontrunner what the race is about he'll reduce it down to a contest of winners and losers.

Artist Vicki da Silva would...

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Lilliputian Art On Electric Poles: Patrick Picou Harrington In Albany

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 11:25 AM

These quiet bits of visual punctuation on telephone poles in Albany caught our eye recently and we thought immediately of fairies, pixies, and sprites. Who else would care enough to adorn wooden telephone poles along a non-descript strip of sidewalk in the Delaware Avenue section of the New York State...

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

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 10:27 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 | 3:20 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 | 10:34 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 | 6:07 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 | 9:50 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 | 10:20 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 | 9:13 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 | 10:01 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 | 11:05 AM

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 | 11:38 AM

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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