The Bushwick Collective in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

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:

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

This mural by See One and Hellbent might be my favorite — razzle dazzle camouflage meets patterned wallpaper:

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

A forward-looking mural by Chris Stain and Billy Mode:

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

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!

5 thoughts on “The Bushwick Collective in NYC

  1. You’re very welcome! If you ever visit Bushwick, you’ll see many more murals. I didn’t have a chance to photograph all of them, and more are also being added. This is an ongoing project.

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