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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

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

(1) 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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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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