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Clown Soldier the Human Cannonball

Clown Soldier the Human Cannonball
Human Cannonball is whimsical, complex and endearingly hokey. Printmaker and street artist, “Clown Soldier” crosses traditional boundaries of formal and street community art, pushing forward the notion of what is “accepted” or coined “good art” and how those standards are set and practiced by artists, curators, art historians, enthusiasts, collectors, and all the... 

On Public Art: “Like One”

On Public Art:
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago. Through these interviews our hope is to not only archive the efforts... 

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I
Murphy Hill Gallery. Current Exhibition Polymetric. Chicago, IL. February 2011. (Photography by Nicolette Caldwell) If you have not visited the Murphy Hill Gallery you are missing out on a truly fascinating experience. Off the path of some of the most frequented art districts in Chicago, the space is located at 3333 W. Arthington just off Kedzie Avenue. Murphy Hill is situated on the third floor inside... 

On Chicago Street Art: Community

On Chicago Street Art: Community
Part I: Chicago street artist Blutt talks about his work and experiences living as a street artist in Chicago. Blutt: The name I use for my artwork is Blutt. I live in Chicago and grew up around the Midwest and just kind of based on the stuff I grew up with like the music and skateboarding and graffiti and comic books. I do mostly nowadays stuff that is studio work paintings and drawings but I also... 
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