Exhibits

Wane graffiti Demolition Exhibit Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Green Villain‘s Demolition Exhibition has it all! With everything from stylish tags to captivating characters to first-rate pieces, it is a graffiti lover’s wonderland. Just minutes away from Downtown Manhattan, it is located at 410 Marin Boulevard, a short wall from Newport Mall. Here are a few more images I captured in the interior of the former Jersey City Pep Boys Auto Store while visiting Monday evening. 

Doves

Doves graffiti Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Curve and Mr. Mustart

curve mr mustart graffiti Demolition Exhibition Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

The prodigious Evikt

evikt graffiti jersey city demolition exhibition  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Jahan

Jahan graffiti jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Mes, ThemoDistoart and Kingbee

themo kingbee mespfe distoart graffiti jersey city  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Era

creep cloth era pfe graffiti Demolition Exhibition Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Goomba and Stay One

goomba stay one graffiti   Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

And the mastermind behind it all — Greg Edgell aka Green Villian

Green Villain  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

This amazing feat — coordinated with dozens of artists and community members — was accomplished in partnership with real-estate developers Forest City Enterprises and G&S Investors. Through this weekend, you can visit the space any day from 12-8pm.

First image is Knows aka Wane; all photos by Lois Stavsky

Note: Check out StreetArtNYC on Instagram for more photos of images from Demolition Exhibition, and keep posted to our Facebook page, as well.

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amanda marie street art welling court mural project NYC Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

Colorado-based painter and stencil artist Amanda Marie has brought her alluring storybook characters to the streets of NYC and to the Quin Hotel.

At work at 12C Outdoor Gallery, on 12th Street and Avenue C

amanda marie at work east village Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

Completed mural at 12C Outdoor Gallery 

amanda marie street art 12C Outdoor Gallery NYC Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

Outside the Quin Hotel, as seen at night

amanda marie manhattan street art Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

And from, Good Story, her tantalizing exhibit of mixed-media works —  whose titles suggest a somewhat subversive facet to her presumably innocent storybook characters – inside the Quin Hotel:

Drinking Partners

amanda marie art quin Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

We Are Doing This Our Way

amanda marie art quin hotel Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

Bird-Riders, close-up

Amanda marie art Quinn Hotel NYC Amanda Marie Brings Her Alluring Storybook Characters to Welling Court, to 12C Outdoor Gallery and to Manhattans Quin Hotel

Curated by Hyland Mather and DK Johnston, Good Story remains on exhibit through mid-summer inside the Quin Hotel at 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue.

Note: First image is at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Photos: 1, 4-6 Lois Stavsky; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 3 & 7 Tara Murray

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studio sweet home public art NYC  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

The Studio Street Home duo — Colombian native Yeimi Salazar and Puerto Rican native Melvin Sanchez – began collaborating six years ago, soon after they met in NYC. Their first solo exhibit will open tomorrow and Saturday at Exit Room NY during Bushwick Open Studios. While visiting Exit Room last week, we had the opportunity to speak to its art director Daniela Zoe.

It’s great to see Exit Room NY so alive again! What a wonderful home for Studio Sweet Home‘s first solo exhibit!

Yes! To coincide with Bushwick Open Studios, I wanted to feature artists with a unique multidisciplinary approach. And I’m delighted to host Studio Sweet Home here at Exit Room NY, as Juguetería/Toys Warehouse is a great opportunity for the artists, our space and the public.

studio sweet home with text  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

studio sweet home healing  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

Can you tell us something about this upcoming show? What will Juguetería/Toys Warehouse feature?

There will be paintings, installations, sculptures, video projects, and performances. There will be something for everyone – as Juguetería/Toys Warehouse is not just an art exhibit, but an interactive experience.  A participatory performance will be held at 7pm on both opening days.

studio sweet home  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

Have you worked with Studio Sweet Home artists Yeimi Salazar and Melvin Sanchez in the past?

Yes, they have participated in group shows before here at Exit Room NY.

Studio Sweet Home art installation  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What was it about Yeimi Salazar and Melvin Sanchez that initially drew you to them?

Their mastery of their craft, their talents and their versatility.  And I love the way their works attract participants.

Studio Sweet Home tragedy  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What do you expect those who visit the show to take away from it?

The constructed objects and scenarios are certain to engage the viewer’s senses. There will be so much to see, stories to hear and objects and people to touch. And there are many subtle, suggestive, somewhat ironic, messages.

Studio sweet home at exit room nyc  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What’s ahead for Exit Room NY?

We are expecting a visit from a legendary street art crew in August. We will keep you posted!

It sounds great! Good luck! We are looking forward to it all!

Note: The exhibit’s opening will take place tomorrow and Saturday, the first two days of Bushwick Open Studios. The exhibit will then continue until June 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  EXIT Room is located on 270 Meserole Street, a short walk from the Montrose stop on the L train.

Interview conducted by City-As-School intern Diana Davidova. All photos courtesy Studio Sweet Home and Exit Room NY.

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N Carlos J The Beautiful Decay of fear <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Exuding beauty, decay and fear, the extraordinarily atmospheric The Beautiful Decay of Fear opens Friday at 12pm. We visited yesterday evening and got a glimpse of the installation in progress. Here are a few close-ups:

Another image by curator N Carlos J

N carlos J art <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Kirby Santos, close-up

Kirby Santos art <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Justin Carty, close-up

Justin carty painting <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Danielle Mastrion at work

Danielle Mastrion paints <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

The site of the exhibit is 225 Starr Street, where you will be greeted by a masterful outdoor mural by the wonderfully talented Ben Angotti.

the beautiful decay of fear <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

 Photos: 1 & 2 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova; 3-5 Lois Stavsky

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Savior el mundo Frida The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Highlighting the impact that Mexican civilization has had on other cultures, The Impact Show, El Momento del Impacto, presents a stunning array of artworks that reflect various aspects of the Mexican experience. Here are a few more images that can be seen in the backyard garden of the lovely Cafe de la Esquina in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Danielle Mastrion

danielle mastrion frida The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Esteban del Valle, close-up

esteban del valle art impact show No Se Vende The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Juan Carlos Pinto

carlos pinto Frida and Diego The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Albertus Alburg, close-up

albertus alburg art La Soldederas The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Ben Angotti

Ben Angotti art the impact show The Impact Show, <em>El Momento del Impacto</em>, Continues at Williamsburgs <em>Cafe de la Esquina </em>with: Savior Elmundo, Danielle Mastrion, Esteban del Valle, Juan Carlos Pinto, Albertus Alburg, Ben Angotti and more

Curated by Savior Elmundo and Frankie Velez, the Impact Show remains on view for the next several weeks — with a closing party 7-10pm on Thursday, June 25 — at 225 Wythe Avenue, a short walk from the Bedford stop on the L train.  

Note: First image is a close-up from  Savior Elmundo‘s Frida.

Photos: 1 – 6 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 7 Lois Stavsky

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Klone dreamscape sacrifice Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

On view through June 20th at Garis & Hahn at 263 Bowery is Topography of a Daydream, a solo exhibition of works by the Tel-Aviv based artist Klone. A huge fan of Klone’s distinct aesthetic since I first saw his works on the streets of Tel Aviv several years ago, I was captivated by his new drawings, sculptures, animations and site-specific murals featured in his first solo exhibit in NYC.

klone site specific mural Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

With his mythical creatures, Klone explores his childhood memories of emigration from the Ukraine to Tel Aviv, taking us along with him on his journey.

All That Is Mine I Carry With Me, Ink on paper

Klone gallery view Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

Close-up

Klone All That Is Mine Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

Installation, various media

klone installation Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

 klone saggital slice Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

Ways to Hide, Paper, metal, wire and paint

klone mixed media gallery Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

Newly painted in Red Hook, Brooklyn

klone street art mural nyc Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv, as seen this past fall 

klone street art tel aviv Tel Aviv Based Artist Klone in Solo Exhibit at Garis & Hahn and on the Streets of Brooklyn and Tel Aviv

Photos credits: 1 & 4 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova; 3, 5, 6 & 9 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 7 & 8 Lois Stavsky

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MadC graffiti Yonkers NY German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

A master of form, composition and color, German artist Claudia “MadC” Walde fashions luscious artworks that surface both on public spaces and in galleries world-wide. Her current exhibit Bits and Pieces at WallWorks NY remains on view through June 2.  Here are a few images:

1700Acrylic, watercolor and spray paint on canvas

MadC 1700 2015 wall works NYC German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

2035Acrylic, watercolor and spray paint on canvas

MadC 2035 2015 Wallworks NY German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

1126, Acrylic, watercolor and spray paint on canvas

MadC 1126 2015 Wall works NYC German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

1342Acrylic, watercolor and spray paint on canvas

MadC 1342 wallworks NY German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

1149, Acrylic, watercolor and spray paint on canvas

MadC 1149 2015 German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

Wide View

madc wide view wall works German Artist Claudia “MadC” Walde on the Streets of Yonkers and in <em>Bits and Pieces</em> at WallWorks NY

WallWorks NY is located at 39 Bruckner Blvd in the Bronx, just a few minutes away from Manhattan.

Photo credits: 1 Sara C Mozeson; 2, 4, 6 & 7 Tara Murray; 3 Lois Stavsky; 5 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova

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Lee Quinones the Fabulous 5 Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Fusing his never-before-seen drawings with his newer works, Lee Quiñones‘s pop-up solo exhibit — presented by Nicole Klagsbrun — takes us on a fabulous foray into the rich history of one of NYC’s legends who has garnered acclaim for both his graffiti and his fine art. Here is a small sampling of what can be seen through June 7 at 291 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side:

Wild, Installation view

Lee quinones wild style Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Hell Express, work study #3, 1979

Lee Quinones Hell Express  Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Rust-oleum VS the Toys, 1981 

lee quinones Rust oleum VS the Toys Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Golpe de Suerte, 2013 – 2014, close-up

Lee Quinones Golpe de Suerte Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Crossing Delancey, 2014

Lee Quinones Crossing Delancey Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

The pop-up exhibit can be seen Wed – Sun from 11am – 6pm.

Note:  First image is Iz the Wiz (The Fabulous Five), 1977

Photo credits: 1, 2, 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky; 3 & 6 City-as-School intern Diana Davidova

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NDA Iena Cruz paint Henley SoHo NYC  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

We stopped by the Henley Vaporium earlier this week to watch two of our favorite artists — NDA and Iena Cruz — as they were collaboratively painting a huge wall in the splendid backyard garden at 23 Cleveland Place. We also had the opportunity to speak to Kimyon Huggins, the curator of the newly launched Secret Garden Series.

Kimyon Huggins NDA Cruz HenleyVape  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

This looks fabulous! Just what is the Secret Garden Series?

Beginning this month and continuing through late fall, several leading street artists and muralists will spend one week each month collaboratively painting the back wall of the garden at 23 Cleveland Place.  During that week, visitors to the Henley Vaporium will be able to watch the artists in action. And at the end of the week, a reception will be held to unveil the final work and to celebrate the artists.

NDA paints street art mural HenleyVape NYC  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

Your first public reception takes place this Saturday, May 16. What can visitors expect?  

They can expect, of course, to meet and socialize with the artists and view the completed murals. They can also expect music by such DJs as DJ Jaclyn, KC and the Real Christiano?, along with food and drink. And they will find themselves among a great community of artists, art lovers, patrons and tourists from throughout the globe.

Cruz paints Henley SoHo NYC  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

How did you discover this particular venue? It is lovely.

The owners are friends and I like their anti-establishment vibe. The Henley Vaporium is part retail store, part education center and part social hub. Featuring a huge lounge, performance space and outdoor garden, it is ideal. Each month smaller works of art by each of the artists will be displayed inside the Henley Vaporium. Along with limited edition photographs of the completed murals, they will be made available for purchase online, with 10% of the proceeds going to public arts advocate StreetArtNYC and vape industry advocate SFATA (Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association).

NDA Cruz street art mural the Henley NYC  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

Which artists can we expect to see in the months ahead?

Other artists already lined up include GILF and Ivan Orama in June and Elle and Vexta in July.

It sounds great! We are looking forward to it all.

Note: The Henley Vaporium is located between Spring and Kenmare Streets and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Secret garden series  <em>The Secret Garden Series</em> Launches at the Henley Vaporium Backyard Garden in Soho with NDA and Iena Cruz

Interview and photos 2, 4 and 5 by Lois Stavsky; photos 1 and 3 by City-as-School intern Diana Davidova

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David Safhay Compostion of Compositions <em>Imagination in Space</em> Presents David Safhay in <em>Extrapolating Nature</em> through Saturday at 2 Rivington Street

Fusing natural elements with man-made materials, sculptor and fine artist David Safhay creates an astonishing range of distinctly inventive works in various media. Presented by Imagination in Space – in partnership with Parasol Projects  – David Safhay‘s first New York City solo show remains on view at 2 Rivington Street through Saturday. Here’s a glimpse:

Nefertiti, Bone, fossil, shells, stone, epoxy

david safhay nefertit <em>Imagination in Space</em> Presents David Safhay in <em>Extrapolating Nature</em> through Saturday at 2 Rivington Street

Witch’s BrewBone, found objects, shell, colored pencil, epoxy

David Safhay sculpture Witchs Brew <em>Imagination in Space</em> Presents David Safhay in <em>Extrapolating Nature</em> through Saturday at 2 Rivington Street

Glyphtich, 1 of 3, Formica color core laminate, cherry wood, ebony inlay

David Safay glyphtich <em>Imagination in Space</em> Presents David Safhay in <em>Extrapolating Nature</em> through Saturday at 2 Rivington Street

Psychedelic Relic, Polythermal clay baked on composite abhor vitae skeleton 

David Safhay street art Rinvington Street <em>Imagination in Space</em> Presents David Safhay in <em>Extrapolating Nature</em> through Saturday at 2 Rivington Street

Photos: 1 courtesy of Imagination in Space founder Greg Spielberg (pictured above); 2, 4 and 5 Lois Stavsky; 3 City-as-School intern Diana Davidova

Note: First image pictured, Composition of Compositions, walnut casing, wood, iron, rock, fossil, mixed media

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