Bushwick Open Studios

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Now that we’ve had almost 24 hours to process everything we saw during this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, some clear favorites have emerged.

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Post image for Mysticism Sparkles at Bushwick Open Studios

Mysticism was a recurring motif in several artists’ studios across Bushwick.

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Post image for Taking a Break for Performance at Bushwick Open Studios, by Way of Detroit

I was happy to make my way to 16 Harrison Place, where Detroit’s Spread Art has turned an empty lot filled with gravel into a makeshift community space and stage.

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Post image for At Bushwick Open Studios, Sculptors Make a Stand

Wandering the halls of two buildings on Troutman Street on Saturday during Bushwick Open Studios, I was struck by the large number of artists making outstanding sculptures in a broad range of styles and media.

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Inside Jihyun Hong’s compact studio, the artist has sheathed a whole room in metallic silver.

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Post image for Painting Stolen from Bushwick Gallery Turns Up on Roosevelt Island

Sometime this morning, a painting went missing from English Kills Art Gallery.

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Street art installation by Skewville

The weather’s getting hotter — at least it was last weekend — which can only mean one thing: it’s time for Bushwick Open Studios!

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Post image for How Arts in Bushwick Has Stayed on Mission in a Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

The tenth edition of Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is just a month away, and it’s hard to believe how much has changed in the Brooklyn neighborhood since 2006.

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People’s reactions to Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) generally fall into two passionate camps: those who love the event and those who despise it.

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Disco-era Bushwick

by Melissa Stern on May 30, 2014

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In the late 1970s and early 80s, Meryl Meisler, then a young photographer and self-described club kid, began documenting the bacchanalian nightlife of the city’s most notorious downtown clubs. In the early 80s, as a New York public school teacher, she also started photographing the near-total devastation of Bushwick, Brooklyn, a neighborhood looted, burned, and abandoned by the city and its landlords.

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