Cubs Fan

Cubs Fan

In Chicago, Illinois.

Detail from a pretty large street art/graffiti mural near Navy Pier under an overpass along Grand Avenue. The mural pays homage to Chicago with an Asian-influenced nod to Chicago’s major sports teams. This part places the Cubs in the hands of a pretty lady.

The artist is Gajin Fujita, an L.A.-based graffiti artist commissioned to create the mural. Ironically, the piece is one of an ongoing series of works designed to rid the city of apparently ‘unwanted’ kind of graffiti. So, you get a graffiti artist to deter graffiti artists? I guess there’s some sense to that if taggers don’t tag over someone else’s work. And, if that’s the case, why not get a Chicago-based artist instead of importing one from California?

 

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