Wabash street and vicinity, Chicago

The Wabash Arts Corridor, founded in 2013, is a portion of Wabash Street in downtown Chicago. It is now the home of many large murals in a wide variety of styles.  I know that I didn’t find them all, but here is a large selection of them.  I’ve also included some smaller pieces that aren’t necessarily part of this project.

two murals on a wall on Wabash street in Chicago, on the wall Columbia college, beside a parking lot with a little bright orange car as well as other cars

below: A peacock painted in black and white by thedailydrizz aka Andrea Dunn

mural of a peacock done in black and white paint and made to look like it was done on 4 pieces of paper, on an old brick wall, by Andrea Dunn, a k a the daily drizz

below: Slime Mountain by Heidi Unkefer

mural in pastels tones, a reddish triangle, point down, and a light blue triangle, point up, meet in the middle, face on blue one, hands and little creatures too,

below: by Jordan Nickel, aka POSE

a bright collage-like mural

below: Many faces on the walls at this corner.  On one side are colourful abstract faces by Kashink,

two level parking structure on a street corner in Chicago, the short walls are painted with street art faces. On one side are colourful abstract faces by Kashink and on the other side are black and white faces from the project called Stop Telling Women to Smile.

below: “Stop Telling Women to Smile” is the title of the series on the other walls of the parking structure, a series of women’s faces in grey tones by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

on the walls of a parking structure, a line of realistic faces in grey tones, a man sits on a bench beside it

on the walls of a parking structure, a line of realistic faces in grey tones, two rows high

below: A mural by Darryll Schiff, “Descending into Heaven”

mural on a wall, black people in silhouette walking towards numbers in LED lights that look digital

below: By Lady Lucx and Sarah Stewart, an untitled piece on a parking structure wall.

walls of an elevated parking structure painted in an octopus mural

close up of the eye of an orange octopus in a mural by a parking structure

2 murals on Balbao street in Chicago, a blue one by a parking lot and one by asup on the side of a restaurant,

below: Mural  called “Make Your Own Luck” a group of cyclists by asvp on the side of the South Loop Club Bar & Grill
mural by asup on the side of a bar and grill on Balboa street in Chicago, in red, white and pale blue

below: “High Tide” by Amuse126

a large watery blue mural

below: Sticker, Lucky Gnome proclaiming happy changes in his life.
a sticker made with a USA postal sticker, picture of a gnome with words,

below: A paste up on a post, Andy Warhol
paste up of Andy Warhol on a post

below: “X Marks the Milky Way” by Renee Robbins, 2016

X Marks the Milky Way, a mural in a Chicago alley by Renee Robbins, abstract colours and shapes on a teal background

below: “Gift to the Class of 2016” by Don’t Fret

mural on wall above mollys Cupcakes in Chicago, a man with hands by mouth

below: On “The El” where orange & green line trains pass by

large murals on walls surrounding a parking lot that has an elevated train passing over it

below: Just the “Y” at the end of the word “Harmony” in a mural by Ben Eine beside a silver and grey mural by Marquis Lewis aka Retna

part of two murals, the letter Y and one in silver and grey

below: “Moose Bubblegum Bubble” by Jacob Watts

large mural of a moose blowing a big pink bubble with bubble gum

below: “We Own the Future” by Shepard Fairey in the same style as his “Obey” series

mural by obey in red, black, and gold, on upper storey of a brick building in Chicago

below: Watching over black horses on grey, a mural by Ricky Lee Gordon called “I am You, You are Me”.

horizontal mural of a woman's head in profile and horses, in black on grey

below: by Hera, “Imagine if we could Tolerate Each Other’s Differences”

on the upper storeys of a brick building in Chicago, a mural by Hera of a woman holding some birds in her hand, a small white figure stands beside her

below: A redheaded woodpecker. This is only a part of a larger mural that has been covered over by a large ad.  It was “From Boom to Doom” by Collin van der Slujis.   Seems like doom has won.

part of a mural, a large red head woodpecker, but rest of mural has been covered over by a large ad

below: “Impossible Meeting” by Marina Zumi
a mural by Marina Zumt of a doe and a buck, two deers, meeting nose to nose, painted in blues and purples

below: On the far right, by antckone aka Anthony Lewellen

four vertical panels close together, the two on the left are portraits, then an elephant and then a cartoon character by antckone

below: Butterflies on the corner.  There are many butterflies in this mural by Hector Duarte.  It is a representation of Mexican immigration.

a butterfly painted on the corner of a building

below: Within the confines of a small dog run, Melanie Vazquez‘s “Contra Todo Siendo Resistendo”

a mural behind a fence, pink, with yellow sun and green cactii

below: A large mural in a small space. “Standing Wave” by Justus Roe

large abstract mural beside a parking lot, small area, also in a fenced in space

below: Part of “Listen to Learn” by Hello Kirsten aka Kirsten McCrea.   Using an old telephone receiver to shed light on life.  The fence was a barrier.

car parked beside a mural, large hand holding an old fashioned telephone receiver but using is as a flashlight

below: The other side of the fence and the other side of the mural

mural by Hello Kirsten on the side of a brick building with a blue exterior metal staircase

below: A second rate photo I’m afraid.  It’s taken through the window of a moving train… and I forgot to go back and find the mural after I got off the train.  It is 8100-square-foot mural painted by Italian street artist Never 2501 in 2015.

seen through the window of a train, a large mural in Chicago

below: Ruben Aguirre, “Drowning City”

orange shapes on black, mural

below: Sun bum is winning.   J.C. Rivera’s “The Bear Champ vs Sonny”two cartoon-like characters wrestling of boxing, one has shirt on that says sun bum

mural in bright oranges and reds, sharp edges, linear, and across the street are portraits of musicians done in tile shaped pieces

on the corner of a building, on both sides, a mural in bright oranges and reds, sharp edges, linear, with a realistic hand as well,

mural in bright oranges and reds, sharp edges, linear, with a realistic hand as well, people walking past it, one man with hand out pointing at something

carol taking a picture of a row of murals of black musicians done in little squares on a brick wall in Chicago

mural of a black man singer made in tiles in blacks and white with shades of blue

photo (or photo like picture on a wall of a man looking at a tornado made of objects

London Police in Hollywood

As part of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project (in Florida) there is a playful mural by The London Police, painted in 2014.

full mural by The London Police on a wall beside a parking lot in Hollywood Florida

The main character is one large smiley face astronaut and the supporting cast consists of numerous miniature astronauts.

close up of big smiling astronaut face looking at a tiny astronaut, in a mural by The London Police

in a mural in Hollywood Florida, five small astronaut characters with ropes as they try to climb up

a pipe comes out of a wall, painted on a mural, small astronaut characters are coming out of the pipe

in a mural, a large black wrench that syas adjust on it T L P signature on mural, 2014, Hollywood FLorida

The above photos were taken in July 2017 .

around Bernard Shaw

The Bernard Shaw, in a building built in 1895, is a pub on Richmond Street South in Dublin.  I had heard that there was some street art in the vicinity, so a detour was made to that part of Dublin.  The building looks like it needs a coat of paint!

an old black building, the Bernard Shaw pub, built 1895, with street art on either side of it.

below: A brightly coloured bird flies on one side of the pub

mural of a blue and dark pink bird in flight, with a long yellow beak

below: A peacock continues the bird theme on the other side of the Bernard Shaw.
Perhaps that’s him on the wall above?

a large mural of a colourful peacock onwood construction hoardings.

below:  Don’t forget to look up too.

murals on a wall and on the upper storey of a pub behind the fence, a tug boat, fowers, a woman's head

below: “Our bodies, our lives, our choice” mural.  Part of the “Repeal the 8th” campaign, an abortion rights campaign to call for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland.  The 8th amendment criminalizes abortion in all cases except where to continue a pregnancy would result in death of the mother.

two people walking past a mural covered with pictures of flowers and leaves and the words, in cursive writing, Our bodies our lives our choice

small street art painting of a man's face high on a wall

In the same area there was a car park…  or construction site…  or just a series of walls covered with street art and graffiti.  Not much of it was noteworthy but here are a few pictures just the same.

construction hoardings covered with street art and graffiti with cars parked beside them.

below: This one accompanies a happy birthday and I love you message written for Angela, presumably written by Caolan.

graffiti that says angela & caolan. Angela is in pink letters and caolan is in blue. the e in angela is a lock and the L in caolan is a key. The key fits into the lock.

a little black and white striped, wavy stripes, stylized face creature.

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street art of three male faces, jester like hats, in subdued tones of blue and pink and beige . Line drawings but with realistic lips and tongue

graffiti and street art on fences, with sunlight shining through

graffiti and street art on building and fence, with brick rowhouses behind, Dublin

text street art and graffiti on walls

street art man's face on a brick wall above a text graffiti tag, people wakling in the alley beside the building

small 3D circle blue with flower in the center and an orange square beside the circle. The square has a face on it with square eyes

murals, Rochester New York

Wall/Therapy

Wall Therapy is now an annual event in Rochester New York. It started in 2012 with 11 street artists painting 16 different walls in the city. From their website, Wall Therapy is “a public community-level intervention using mural art as a vehicle to address our collective need for inspiration.” The Wall Therapy website also has a map of the locations of the murals. They are spread around the city. It is possible that some of these murals are not actually a part of the Wall Therapy project.

photos taken in June and September of 2015

 

below: ‘Anabel’ by Faring Purth, on 4th Street.

mural on the side of a black brick building, of a woman done in wide strokes of different blues, yellows and white. Upper body, mostly in profile, with her elbow bent and her hand turned towards her arm.

below: ‘Rhapsody’ by Faith47 with a close up of the skull below it.  Pleasant Street.

mural of a woman looking upward with a light radiating from her hands, a skull is below and beside her.

detail of a larger mural - a large skull with a flower

below: Jimi Hendrix, by Ernest Shaw Jr., 2014, on King Street

A brightly coloured man's face, that looks like the famous guitar player Jimi Hendrix, is painted on the back of a building, but it is behind a chain link fence. There is a vine growing on the fence that looks like it might be the man's hair.

below: ‘Untitled (Eagle and Wave), by DALeast, on West Main Street.

A bird in flight, street art mural, black on red brick.

part of a mural, an abstract looking boat with a wave of water, all done in black

below: ‘Etty’ by Faring Purth, under the railway bridge at Brown and Silver Streets.
The bridge is in a dark spot and the mural is long. (4 photos)

mural of a woman's head, lying on her side, under a rusty railroad bridge, by Faring Purth

Detail of a large mural. This picture shows a bird in flight swooping down to catch a worm that is being held by the fingers of a hand.

middle part of a long mural of a woman lying down, her hand is in her pocket which is also a bird nest. Five or six birds are in the picture, a couple tucked under her arm, some lying on her.

part of a long mural under a railway bridge, the end of the mural with a person's feet and large toes, with two birds also in the picture.

below: `From the Ruins` by Mr. Prvt and Msshaftway on the side of Cook Iron Store, Andrews Street

Long mural on the side of Cooks Iron Store, many falcons in flight over a city skyline at sunset. Taller buildings are in the background, empty parking lot is in the foreground.

part of a mural, falcons flying over a city skyline at sunset

below: I Got You, by Elicser, West Main and Canal

mural on the back of a red brick building, beside a metal exterior staircase, of a man carrying a woman on his back. Above the picture are the words I Got You

below: ‘Avery’ by Jarus, 2014, on Palmer Street (Fedder Industrial Park)

A mural by Jarus of a woman on a water tower (or silo shaped storage tower).

below: ‘The Red Dress’ by Jarus, Seward Street.

mural on the side of building, woman in a red dress lounging on a couch, dark background

below: ‘Love is Sacrifice’ by Jeff Soto and Maxx242, at Rochester Public Market

Love is sacrifice mural showing a woman with yellow hair that could also be a bird. Two vibrant blue roses are by her ears.

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below: `Martin Luther King’ by Case, on Park Avenue.

Mural of Martin Luther King on the back of a building. The building has a balcony on which is a barbecue and some chairs. In the mural, his hands are coloured, one in greens and one in reds.

below: by Troy Lovegates, 2014, Fedder Industrial

very large mural on the side of a building, three men and a cloud. One man has blue hands.

below: by Conor Harrington, on the wall of Historic Houseparts, on South Ave.
On a photo of the original mural there was no red colour.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, in black and white, what looks like one man murdering another, the blood is red which is the only colour in the painting

below: by Cern, 2012, Pennsylvania Ave.,

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, whimsical elephant, cat, and other animals,

below: by David Walker, 2014, on Goodman St.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, two large bluish faces looking up towards the sky. A car is parked in front of it.

below: Untitled (Fish Market) by Alexis Diaz, West Main Street

mural in a blue triangle of a person like shape with a three eyed fish as it`s head, upper body made of a tightly woven vine, heart with a keyhole in it, hand

below: Fox and Rabbit by Mr. Pvrt, 2013, on Comfort St.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, A very realistic looking fox with round beady eyes

mural painting of a verylarge rabbit head on the second storey of a store, A and Z South Market.

below: Armand from House of Guitars, by John Perry, 2014, on Pennsylvania Ave.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, a very large hand is hold a TV screen. A man with big bunny ears seems to be coming out of the screen along with a word bubble that says "hop hop"

below: Pixel Pancho, 2013

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, a picture of a boy hugging a robot head that has plants starting to grow up around it

below: Sea Creature, by Bile, on the wall of Stanley Steemer, South Ave.

A pink squid like marine creature under the water, but it's tentacles become very tag like

below: Mermaid, by Case, 2012, on Pennsylvania Ave.

A large mural of a mermaid swimming in the water with another woman on her back - the other woman is wearing a white bathing cap and orange arm floaties.

below: by Liqen, 2012, on Pennsylvania Ave., by Public Market

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, black line drawing of a very large eagle on its back, tied down as well as locked and chained. A soldier with a machine gun is guarding the eagle.

below: by Mike Ming, South Ave. on the north side of Personal FX Hair Studio

mural of bright coloured swirls and curved shapes.

below: by Sam Rodriguez, 2014, on Greenleaf St.

Mural of a large pink and purple face with letters in different colours painted on top of parts of it. One eye, nose and open mouth are visible.

below: by Omen, on Greenleaf St.

mural of a woman, very realistic looking, lying on her side with her eyes closed. It covers two garage doors.

below: by HowNosm, on Pitkin St. by Harts Local Grocers.

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below: Understand, by Adam Francey, South Ave. on the south side of Personal FX Hair Studio

colourful mural of abstract figues, faces, birds, and fish on the side of a building, There is one word written on mural and it is "understand"

detail of one of the faces in a colourful mural of abstract figues, faces, birds, and fish on the side of a building, There is one word written on mural and it is "understand"

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below: Discount Evolution by DALeast, 2012

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, a long whale in grey and black

below: by Omen, July 2014, on East Main St.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, a three storey high black and grey woman looking over her shoulder

below: The World is Yours, by Queen Andrea, 2014, on Greenleaf St.

Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, colourful words in capital letters that say "The world is yours" in blue, pink, and red, and orange

below: by Thievin’ Stephen, 2012, on Pennsylvania Ave.

Thievin Stephen is the title, Wall Therapy mural in Rochester, on the side of a building, a man's torso in a light grey shirt, but with a cow head, pink background

below: `The Giant Storybook Project` by Herakut, Oct. 2012, on St. Paul Street

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top part of a tall mural showing a man's head with a white creature covering his head and looking like long wavy hair. With the word 'Will power always consume the ones that seek it?'

below: It rained the day that I was there and I didn’t realize that my pictures of this building were taken with raindrops on my camera lens.

six storey red brick building with two tall vertical murals on it, one on the left side and one on the right side.

below: A bear by Mr. Pvrt at Rochester Public Market

A mural of a grizzly bear face up close, his mouth is open and his teeth are showing

below: ‘Sleeping Bears’ by ROA, on St. Pauls Street,

Black and white and grey mural, very large, on the side of a building by a parking lot by ROA featuring 2 bears, one on top of the other. A car is parked in front of the mural. It is raining.

below: Luong Mural by Addison Karl, 2014, on Palmer Street (Fedder Industrial Park)

A large four storey mural of a man, upper body, in profile, in blues and purples. His hands are in front of him.

very large street art hand, part of a mural, in blues and purples on a turquoise wall

below: Untitled (REXY) by St. Monci and Justyn Iannucci, behind 700 South Avenue.

A low building has been painted grey and then rectangular shapes in red and turquoise have been painted on top of that.

below: ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ behind South Ave near Gregory (and next to the one pictured above).

 

rock, paper, scissors mural in a parking lot with cars parked in front of it. Another mural is in the background

Detail of a larger mural. Showing two feet - one where the bottom of the foot is seen, and the other where the calf and toes are seen.

part of a larger mural - two hands, a red open hand and below it a closed green fist

below: The next four murals were on the side of the same building. I am fairly sure that it was at the end of Flint Street. It is definitely on the west side of the Genessee River by a street that dead ends at the Genessee Riverway Trail.

 

A mural by LanShonda Davis, yellow background, two faces in profile, both black tieh dreadlocks, one man, one woman, they are face to face and their noses are almost touching.

by LaShonda Davis

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A mural by Myron Hall on the side of a wall of many people, mostly men, standing around talking, singing and generally being social.

by Myron Hall

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a wall of a building, steps with a yellow metal rail lead to a red door. To the left of the door is a mural, green background, a man playing a saxophone with musical notes coming out of it. A pregnant woman is in the mural, she looks like she has just walked up the stairs. Instead of a baby, she is carrying a globe, the Earth.

 

A mural on the side of a building. Blue background. A young man with an Afro hair style is wearing red boxing gloves. The words on the mural say " To be once defeated is to find cause for an everlasting struggle to reach the top" It is a quote attributed to Marcus Garvey. The mural is signed by Lujar.

by LuJar

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below: The next three photos are at 400 Atlantic Avenue.

Three older buildings on Atlantic Avenue in Rochester. Two of the buildings have painted boards in their windows. The third building is a taller brick building with a mural at street level alongside the sidewalk.

street art art mural on the side of an embankment wall and lower part of a red brick building on Atlantic Ave in Rochester New York

below: ‘Together We Fall’ by Aaron Li-Hill

Together we fall, a mural by Aaron Li-Hill in white, grey and black on the side of a dark red brick building. Abstract looiking people.

below: At 430 Atlantic Avenue – this building was painted on three sides by four different artists, Daze, Nate Hodge, Eder Muniz and Vexta. Daze’s contribution is on the east side:

A mural on the side of a building in Rochester New York showing a large eye that is half green and half pink. Lots of swirls of colour as well. Also a small section is painted as a grid of different colours.

below: Vexta painted this face on the northeast corner 430 Atlantic

A very large man's face painted by Vexta in a mural, with a background of different coloured splotches.

below: The southeast corner of 430 Atlantic Avenue.

The corner of a one storey building that is covered in a blue and white bubbly looking mural. With a sign for Meier Supply, HVAC Specialists.

Front of a building covered with a mural in blues, yellows and white, clouds like blobs, yellow lines, very abstract mural.

below: ‘Untitled (Boy on Heart)’ by Icy and Sot, South Avenue.

a small street art painting on the upper storey, side of a building above 701 South Ave in Rochester. A boy in black and white is straddling a large red heart. She has a red rose in her hand

brick wall painted orange. A skull graffiti stencil is on the wall, just above ground level. A snowflake shaped graffiti in white next to it with the word gyde written in cursive

 I haven’t found any information on the remaining murals.

large mural of active people over the front entrance of a three storey building,

mural on a garage door of a dog and deer meeting nose to nose

mural of a boy and a bird. The bird is sitting on the boys head such that the feathers of the bird look like the boys hair.

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below: I haven’t been able to find any information yet about the next two murals either. They were both on South Ave. Liquor Store, to the south of most of the other murals that I saw. By the way, it was a nice little store with an interesting selection of wine.

on the side of a building, large eagle taking flight

mural on the corner of a building, The word home is written in large blue letters around the corner, and on one side of the building is a pair of eyes over a real window, and a woman sitting beside the window. It looks like she is sitting on the ground, one knee up and she is turned from the waist to look back at the viewer.

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