When Bushwick Open Studios started back in 2006 it looked like a scene from Mad Max’s Bartertown—a post industrial bohemian spot for young people who make questionable life choices; not a place where you actually take the artists seriously. But in recent years Bushwick has grown up. Thanks to additions like Luhring Augustine Bushwick, Fuchs Projects Gallery, Interstate Projects, Parallel Art Space, and Robert Henry Contemporary, among others, the once desolate spot between the L and J trains is a mecca of solid art in deep Brooklyn. Bushwick Open Studios has matured in similar fashion. Even the New York Times is covering it now.

Beautiful Savage spent a quick afternoon last Sunday near Morgan Avenue, Thames and Bogart Streets taking pictures of the goings on. To connect with Bushwick Open Studios or any of the artists or galleries that were involved, head over to http://artsinbushwick.org or follow them on twitter @artsinbushwick

The scene at Bushwick Open Studios off the Morgan L

The scene at Bushwick Open Studios off the Morgan L

This sweet ride was idling outside the studios at 56 Bogart Street

This sweet ride was idling outside the studios at 56 Bogart Street

And there was this guy. He's either a genius or literally insane.

And there was this guy. Clearly an intellectual giant.

By far the coolest piece in Bushwick, by Park Seung Mo

By far the coolest piece in Bushwick, by Park Seung Mo

Park Seung Mo works primarily in steel, weaving it into portraits and sculptures

Park Seung Mo works primarily in steel, weaving it into portraits and sculptures

Julia Curylo“Chicks,” (2013), at Art 3 courtesy of NYTimes.com

Julia Curylo“Chicks,” (2013), at Art 3 courtesy of NYTimes.com

Derek Lerner at Robert Henry Contemporary.

Derek Lerner at Robert Henry Contemporary.

detail of Derek Lerner "Convenient Gratification" at Robert Henry Gallery

detail of Derek Lerner “Convenient Gratification” at Robert Henry Gallery

Derek Lerner "Convenient Gratification" at Robert Henry Gallery

Derek Lerner “Convenient Gratification” at Robert Henry Gallery

Cut Paper by Lorraine Nam

Cut Paper by Lorraine Nam

This large-scale piece is by Cair Crawford

This large-scale piece is by Cair Crawford

This is so cool. If anyone knows the artist, please email.

This is so cool. If anyone knows the artist, please email.

A dark corner of the studios at 56 Bogart Street.

A dark corner of the studios at 56 Bogart Street.

Selected photojournalism prints by Mike Schreiber cover a wall at 56 Bogart

Selected photojournalism prints by Mike Schreiber cover a wall at 56 Bogart

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Anna Louise Jiongco  "Thirst Mutation" At La Luz on 135 Thames St.

Anna Louise Jiongco “Thirst Mutation” At La Luz on 135 Thames St.

Inside Fuchs Projects Gallery at 56 Bogart Street

Inside Fuchs Projects Gallery at 56 Bogart Street

unknown - please contact us so we can credit appropriately

unknown – please contact us so we can credit appropriately

Photos Courtesy of Chad Saville and New York Times. Note: some of the studios we stopped by didn’t have any cards left, so please email me at chad@beautifulsavage.com if you know the artists in any of the un-credited pieces.

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