Thanks to another successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago artist, Jim Bachor has gotten started on his 2016 pothole art campaign.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Bachor has been delighting art blogs since 2014 when he decided to put a beautiful spin on the excess of damaging potholes left from brutal Chicago winters.
We’ve been impatiently waiting for the next theme to his well-received pothole art installations – the new series is called Pretty Trashed. This first mosaic dropped is ‘Beer Can’. It’s located on Montrose, just east of California on the south side of the street. Go see it Chicago – you lucky ducks. The rest of us will just have to live vicariously through Bachor’s Instagram feed.
It’s not our first time covering Bachor’s cute mosaic potholes. You can check out his past mosaic themes here:
POTHOLE ART PROJECT LAUNCHES NEW SERIES – TREATS IN THE STREETS!
CHICAGO ARTIST FILLS POTHOLES WITH AMAZING MOSAICS
*photos courtesy of Jim Bachor
I think its apparent that Chicago based artist, Jim Bachor got tired of his city’s pothole problem. These beautiful flower adorned mosaics are more than just a axle saver – it’s some serious street art that I hope catches on in other cities (preferably my own …Philly potholes are murderous and plentiful).
The mosaics were put in this fall; Bachor has a handy list of addresses up on his website – go discover if any of the mosaics survived the crush of the tire.
If you’re in the windy city, Bachor is exhibiting his free standing mosaics at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, November 9 to December 13, 2014.
New York based Photographer Davide Luciano turns those infamous car wrecking potholes into street art with his photo series, Potholes. Luciano used locations in New York, Montreal, and Los Angeles as his backdrop, often driving around for hours to find the perfect pothole. The most amazing thing is that he found the time to set up these shots on busy streets since none of the photos are photo-shopped. This imaginative photo series that turns bad into good proves that with a little creativity – the sky is the limit.
It’s hard not to give way to laughter after inspecting these epic meal disasters. This narrative photo project is the brainchild of fine art photographer Davide Luciano and his wife Claudia Ficca – a professional food stylist. You might remember their other fun photo collaboration Potholes.
Take a moment and see if you can work out what went wrong in each scenario.
The possible Mob hit at dinner, uninvited picnic guests, the cafeteria food fight, and the unexpected rainstorm – all leave room for some imaginative back stories
Prop styling: Maeve Sheridan