Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, POSE, RETNA, and WK Interact Put Up Colorful Murals in Chicago For "The Provocateurs"

Artist included in "The Provocateurs" exhibition banded together to paint the streets of Chicago.

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In the wake of Art Alliance’s exhibition curated by Shepard Fairey, "The Provocateurs," murals from, POSE, Cleon Peterson, WK Interact, RETNA and the curator himself commemorate what was by far one of the most amazing weeks in art. Dispersed throughout the streets and alleyways of Chicago, these murals immortalize the groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary art.

The street artists have inundated Chicago’s south loop downtown area with murals, transforming windy Chicago streets into an open-air exhibition of some of the most prolific street artists of the day. Whether it’s Cleon Peterson’s graphic depiction of the human condition above Harold’s Chicken Shack, or Chicago based artist POSE’s assortment of pop-art imagery, a walk through though downtown Chicago will present you with works by people whom Shepard Fairey deems are “challenging notions of how art should be delivered, what it should look like, what it should say.”

Catch up with our full coverage of "The Provocateurs" exhibition here, including interviews with many of the participating artists. 






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