Peeped on the Streets – Chicago

April 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I’ve never painted in Chicago, but it’s a city you always hear about. It has it’s infamous past rooted in the bootlegging and gangster days of old time Chicago.  It has the 1950 greaser car clubs and social clubs that rolled over into street gangs. Hip hop and house music also has roots in Chicago.  I think it’s fair to say the city doesn’t lack any street cred.

As far as graffiti goes, In the past, I was surprised that I did not hear more or see more from the Chicago graffiti scene. It was explained to me that street gangs and the harsh graffiti penalties did a lot to stifle Chicago’s graffiti and street art. But not anymore.

I spoke to Sege and he sent me pics of whats been cracking in Chicago. I am looking forward to getting to seeing and hearing more from him soon. Sege sent me picks of his work plus painting partners Amuse, and others including Asend, Pose and others.  Please enjoy the pics and see what Chicago is doing.