Brooklyn Shelf Life finds a home outside of BAM

Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM

In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned Showpaper┬áto build a five sculpture installation called Brooklyn Shelf Life. ┬áEach sculpture has been built not only to stand alone as a piece of art work, but they are also used as a way of independently distributing Showpaper’s free bi-weekly, print only publication about the DIY music and arts scene in the NYC/tri-state area. ┬áMuch like his┬ápast projects┬áfor Showpaper, curator Andrew H. Shirley brought together pairs of street & graffiti artists to upend and reinterpert the ubiquitous NYC paper box. ┬áSo far three of the sculptures, the collaborations by Swoon & Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, and Cassius Fouler & Faust, have been installed outside of BAM (right around the corner from the new bike racks designed by the eternally inspiring David Byrne). ┬áThe pieces by Gaia & Adam VOID and UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter have not yet found a home, but hopefully we will see them on the street or in a public space in the very near future. ┬áThe UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter collaboration, in particular, is way too epic to be kept under wraps…but until then, here are some pictures and an interview with the guys over at┬áBrooklyn Street Art.

Showpaper boxes by Swoon & Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, and Cassius Fouler & Faust find their home outside of BAM
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes – Stylin n’ Profilin’
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
RIP Surer – Faust & Cassius Fouler for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler collaborate for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler collaborate for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon and Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Detail shot of Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Detail shot of Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon and Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM