Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Great Artists Steal

I finally made it down to Pioneer Square on a sunny day with my camera and was able to get some shots of this gorgeous new mural by Weirdo and Joey Nix. (Click on the photo for a better view.) The two street painters are working hard to get their legitimate business jump started, and have been expending a ton of time, energy and spraypaint under the name Franklin and Thomas. This amazing 30 ft. long piece, which heavily references Picasso's Guernica, was created in time for the opening of the blockbuster Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum on October 8. In the lower right corner, they added a quote widely attributed to the master: "Bad artists copy. Great artists steal."

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