Thursday, February 19, 2009
was my first thought upon seeing the hopefully-not-damaging vandalism that occurred recently to the above mural!
Inside the Apparel Center is a long hallway, the same hallway where I found my Bren Bataclan painting, and it has a mural along one wall.
I assume it was painted by art students who attend(ed) the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago - a tenant in that same building.
The mural is an eclectic assortment of paintings, from a fish, a plated slice of cake, local politicians, a Chicago style hot dog in a poppy seed bun to a 19th century woman seemingly starting to nurse a cherub.
And as you can see from the picture of the painting above...it includes a full-on boob view...that was until recently....
when somebody decided to cover it up....well cover up the nipple part....possibly because the hallway opens to the outside and being in the middle of a typical Chicago winter...they thought she might get too cold.
making it look wrinkly and old