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Door Nine was Explored

Door Nine

Mural by Brazilian artist Cranio. Actual title unknown.

Hubbard Street Mural gallery.

I took this photo March 11th, 2019, and processed it in my digital darkroom the same day.

Explored, March 12, 2019.

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Could Chicago Become U.S. ‘Capital Of Street Art’? After Embarrassing Mistakes, Plan To Save Murals Emerges

RIP Solve closeup

Block Club Chicago:

Could Chicago Become U.S. ‘Capital Of Street Art’?

After Embarrassing Mistakes, Plan To Save Murals Emerges

Streets and San crews blotted out work by famous artists across the city. Now, an alderman and a city agency are on a mission to celebrate — not erase — such work.

“Big companies can put ads all over the city and it’s hard to go about your everyday life without being bombarded with advertisements and messages from every angle,” [Max Temkin, co-creator of the popular Cards Against Humanity game] said. “To me, street art represents the other side of that, people claiming civic space for themselves, for the public good, to share something that’s really joyful and surprising and meaningful.”

(click here to continue reading Could Chicago Become U.S. ‘Capital Of Street Art’? After Embarrassing Mistakes, Plan To Save Murals Emerges – Block Club Chicago.)

Now that’s something to celebrate. I am obviously fond of “street art”, and would love to see more of it around the city, as long as it retains its subversive spirit. 

Pile of Bones

I like the sound of this…

“Not all murals are graffiti and not all graffiti is public art,” [city cultural official Mark Kelly], who was a longtime administrator at art-focused Columbia College Chicago, said. “Oftentimes, graffiti is a public nuisance and in those cases it should be removed.” 

Emphasizing that “public art should be respected and protected,” Kelly said that his agency, guided by the ordinance, will work with the Department of Streets and Sanitation to protect murals.

“This ordinance will mandate a more careful and coordinated process for identifying what is and what is not public art,” he said. “The process will encourage and protect murals and establish a process for treating damaged and endangered murals properly.”

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Moccus – Porcine God of the West Loop was uploaded to Flickr

Fulton Market

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I took Moccus – Porcine God of the West Loop on September 29, 2011 at 11:33AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 03, 2016 at 03:34PM

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Joe Strummer – “Without People You’re Nothing” was uploaded to Flickr

artist unknown. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

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I took Joe Strummer – “Without People You’re Nothing” on September 07, 2015 at 01:59PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 05, 2015 at 07:55PM

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Laughing At Your Airs was uploaded to Flickr

Doorway, Wicker Park somewhere

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I took Laughing At Your Airs on July 21, 2015 at 06:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 29, 2015 at 05:23PM

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Northside Stranger’s Home – mural by William Walker was uploaded to Flickr

Cabrini Green. Mural apparently in danger of being lost.

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In a neighborhood pulsing with bulldozers and construction crews, the small church with the giant mural has managed to stand untouched, on an island of concrete and brittle grass, looking as lonely and alluring as a lighthouse.

The mural is faded now, its reds and yellows battered by sun and snow, but it’s otherwise in good shape.

"Is there any graffiti on this piece?" said Pounds, who wears his gray hair in a short braided pigtail. "No. Thirty-five years, and no graffiti. That’s a real testament to the power of the piece."

But a for-sale sign recently went up on another of the church’s walls, the one that faces east toward the brand-new "eco-condos." If the mural’s lovers don’t act fast, Chicago is apt to gain a few more kitchens with granite countertops and lose a piece of art that Pounds believes is every bit as valuable as the Picasso sculpture in the Loop.

In 1972, an African-American artist named William Walker climbed some scaffolding and began to paint this 1901 church next door to Cabrini-Green.

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I took Northside Stranger’s Home – mural by William Walker on June 15, 2009 at 03:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 15, 2014 at 04:46PM

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She’s Not A Girl Who Misses Much was uploaded to Flickr

Dundas St West somewhere, Toronto.

Actual title and artist unknown.

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I took She’s Not A Girl Who Misses Much on September 07, 2013 at 06:54PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 21, 2014 at 03:01AM

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Lil Demon Guitarists’ Pro Shop was uploaded to Flickr

Dundas St W, Toronto

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I took Lil Demon Guitarists’ Pro Shop on September 07, 2013 at 06:52PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 20, 2014 at 10:45PM

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Collaboration by Left Handed Wave and Hanna Waldron was uploaded to Flickr

Title unknown.

Street art, Lakeview somewhere (added geolocation, but it is not precise).

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I took Collaboration by Left Handed Wave and Hanna Waldron on April 19, 2014 at 12:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 07, 2014 at 06:08PM

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Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. was uploaded to Flickr

Oak Park

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I took Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. on December 30, 2013 at 02:35PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 30, 2013 at 09:28PM

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Somebody Set Up Us the Bomb was uploaded to Flickr

Actual title/artist unknown.

Alleyway, 18th St., Pilsen, Chicago.

(Grenade in colors of Chicago flag)

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I took Somebody Set Up Us the Bomb on June 23, 2013 at 06:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 18, 2013 at 02:16AM

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Document Me was uploaded to Flickr

artist(s) unknown.

Alleyway off of 18th St., Pilsen, Chicago

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I took Document Me on June 23, 2013 at 06:39PM

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Vintage was uploaded to Flickr

Vintage

Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Watts
Film: Blanko Noir
Flash: Off

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Vintage was taken on October 30, 2012 at 05:21PM

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What Is Black and White?

What Is Black and White?
What Is Black and White?, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Why Do We Need Color?

part of an extensive mural, Southbank Centre, London.

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Zapatista One – East Pilsen

Zapatista One - East Pilsen
Zapatista One – East Pilsen, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

real title unknown. South Halsted.
another portion
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from my 2007 photo archives