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Urban Wall Art

Cincinnati, Ohio. The Snakedoctor put me on to this fine and unusual piece of wall art in downtown Cincinnati which his wife in turn had alerted him to. I don't know who is depicted here, but the method used to create it is unusual. This probably was a common wall between the remaining building and the one that was torn down creating this vacant lot. White plaster remained in tact on part of the common wall bricks. The artist then chipped away at the plaster to reveal the colored layers below which gave this final result. If you look closely at the picture, you'll see what I mean. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a better picture because the area is fenced in. I had to put my hand and camera through the fence in order to take the picture and had a difficult time seeing the LCD screen to frame it better.

 

4/8/2015 I found this story about the work:

 

www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/covington-jewelry-st...

 

It identifies the man depicted as Tim Dwight, age 65 and longtime president of 158-year-old Motch Jewelry on Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky. The artist is Alexandre Farto, a native of Portugal who goes by the name Vhils.

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Taken on January 6, 2012