Bushwick Open Studios (BOS), an annual art happening that promotes the “vibrant community and local art,” in Bushwick (and Williamsburg), entered its eighth year of existence on Friday. As part of the three-day event, the Bushwick Collective invited a slew of street artists to paint the blocks and blocks of legal walls it curates as passers-by gawk, take pictures, and break their concentration. But hey, it’s all part of the game. After all, no one wants to just see a finished mural, they want a little spectacle as well.


ANIMAL stopped by Saturday afternoon and snapped some photos of Fumero, Vers, Billy Mode, Solus, Adam Fu, and Jerkface as they worked to get their pieces done for the block party on Sunday, the latter of whom showed me what his latest nostalgia-inducing art, a fractured version of TMNT’s Michelangelo, should look like when its all done. (Photos: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)