Bailout Bushwick

jim avignon @ factory fresh

If you missed last week’s opening of Brooklyn Bailout Burlesque at Factory Fresh, you can make up for it by attending the Live Music Special tonight from 8 to 11pm. The group show features work by Jon Burgerman, Jim Avignon, Roman de Milk & Wodka, Ema, Asuka Ohsawa, Daniel Dueck and Christine Young.

Several of the artists will be providing the evening’s musical entertainment: Roman de Milk & Wodka as Larry Bang Bang and Jim Avignon as Neoangin will be joined by special guest Kim Vermillion Boekbinder. As city backyards go, Factory Fresh has one of the best (see above) – leave your sweltering apartment behind and come out for a night of art and music, Bushwick-style.

If you’re not in New York or can’t make it to Factory Fresh in person, be sure to have a peak at the (very reasonably priced) show here.

Gaia’s Zoo York

This summer Gaia has been busy getting up bigger and better than ever. Just last night he hit the streets of Chinatown to bring us his latest handpainted linoleum block print.

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Gaia

Check out some more flicks of Gaia’s recent work on the steets New York and see what he has to say about The Street Spot on his blog for Juxtapoz Magazine.

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Gaia

“I have a natural intrigue towards domination that I cannot quite explain. Most of the work that I create employs animal motifs to explore the human capacities of control. The domestication, awe and exploitation of animals throughout the practices of man brings me closer to this difficult relationship.” —Gaia

Gaia x 2cent x Case x 828

New York Street Advertising Take Over

Spools Out For Summer

Mid-town crowds can now look forward to something other than a new chain store opening, with the street artist Infinity bringing his live art performance “Spool” to the Chashama Window Space this week. Armed with black ribbon and a staple gun, Infinity and a rotating cast of guest artists (19th: AVOID pi, 20th: Royce Bannon, 22nd: Celso) will spend the day weaving a three dimensional web covering the entirety of the space over the span of five movements: Pollack, Zorn, Barney, Celso, and Ellis. “The five movements are based on the order of actions that one must take to make an interesting i.e. successful ‘drawing in space’, which actually is the goal, like any other drawing. So since each movement is comprised of a certain set of actions, I named each one after an artist whose signature work is similar to that set” says Infinity.

There are only two performances left, so make sure to stop by and catch some of our favorite members of the Endless Love Crew in action.

"Spool"

Infinity and AVOID pi

"Spool"

"Spool"

"Spool"

The Schedule of Events
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We’ll Hit Your Sweet Spot

Welcome to the Street Spot with Luna Park and Becki Fuller! We’ve both been documenting the New York City street art and graffiti scenes for several years now and many of you will already know us from Flickr. Through our new partnership with Robots Will Kill, we’re excited about this opportunity to expand our reach and share our enthusiasm for the community. We plan on covering the streets of New York from our favorite homegrown artists to international artists passing through. From established graffiti legends to up-and-coming street artists and everything in between, we draw no boundaries. In the months to come, we’ll take you behind the scenes by bringing you process shots, artist interviews, studio visits, and photo essays… stay tuned to keep up to date on happenings in our area.

This coming Saturday, August 22nd, brings us two reasons to celebrate: the Grand Opening of Pandemic Gallery at 37 Broadway between Kent and Wythe Avenues in Brooklyn from 7-11pm AND the Street Spot Afterparty at Rock Star Bar at 351 Kent Avenue at South 5th Street starting at 11pm. Be there or be square.

— Luna & Becki

Ad Busters

There is little denying that Skewville had elevated ball busting, quite literally, to art form. Shepard Fairey was just the latest artist to fall prey to one of their “forced collaborations”. So, in the words of Skewville, I say “nice try” and I hope to see more!

Obey Skewville

Skewville x Loro x Elbow Toe

Something is aSkew with this wolf...

Skewville at the Putting Lot

Let Us Have Cake

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It’s always a pleasure to stumble across one of Cake’s lovely pieces, this one tucked away in some bushes on an overgrown Brooklyn side street, her delicate features seeking refuge from the relentless sun.

You can find a recent interview with Cake on the Untitled page.

Graffiti Women are FRESHER

This past Sunday the women of graffiti were out in full force, when members of the YOUNITY collective got together to paint a sixty-two foot mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue and S. 5th St in Williamsburg. This live art production kicks off the festivities for the upcoming FRESHER! exhibit in the fall of 2009.

theyounity.com all-female collective making public art

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Aiko

Ema

Shiro

Robots Will Kill w/Flying Fortress

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Germany’s Flying Fortress was recently Stateside again for a July solo show at Long Island’s Genuine Artikle Gallery. If you’re a fan of the Teddy Troops, there are still items available here.

While in New York, Fortress hit a couple walls with good friends Veng and Chris of Robots Will Kill.

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Chris Stain and Armsrock Get High In Brooklyn

I Know There Is Love: Chris Stain & Armsrock

In a showing of inter-blog love, the gentlemen over at Brooklyn Street Art were kind enough to tip Luna Park and I off to a fantastic new rooftop mural by Chris Stain and Armsrock. If this is any indication of what their upcoming show at Ad Hoc Gallery will be like, I know where I will be next Friday!

And definitely check out this beautiful video of the artists in action, courtesy once again, of Brooklyn Street Art.com

Your Summer READing

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If you follow New York City street art and graffiti, there’s one name you can’t ignore: READ. His annual trips leave a highly legible trail each time he hits New York: stickers, tags, rollers and pieces, he does them all with admirable style.

READ all about it on a wall near you.

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