Centered on the intersection of St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. in Brooklyn, The Bushwick Collective is a series of murals and street art pieces curated by neighborhood resident Joseph Ficalora, who invites artists from all over the world to contribute artwork on legal walls that he has secured for them.
There are over 50 pieces at present, including contributions by well-known street artists like Overunder, Pixel Pancho and Gaia. My photos represent only a small fraction of the work on view:
This mural by See One and Hellbent might be my favorite — razzle dazzle camouflage meets patterned wallpaper:
A forward-looking mural by Chris Stain and Billy Mode:
Read about Ficalora’s mission and see more photos here and here. My only criticism is that there doesn’t seem to be a single archive I can reference to credit all the artists whose work I photographed.
I’ve seen similar efforts at outdoor street art galleries elsewhere, from the tightly curated Wynwood Walls in Miami to the looser Open Walls in Baltimore, and two alley-wide efforts — Clarion Alley in San Francisco and Art Alley in Rapid City, SD. More, please!