Plus: a "Downton Abbey"-esque PBS series about the Civil War is taking place in Alexandria.
Posts Tagged ‘Aniekan Udofia’
A new "museum" celebrate's the historic alley's artistic legacy.
If you prefer to pay your respects to late music greats at rainbow-hued building facades, your days to salute the memory of Marvin Gaye in Shaw are numbered. A colorful tribute to the homegrown soul crooner at 7th and S streets NW is on its way out.
The mural was commissioned by the Heineken Mural Project and painted in [...]
One of D.C.’s best-known muralists, Aniekan Udofia, is taking his work in a new, conceptual direction. His past pieces have kept to a literal scope: the pro-statehood U Street NW mural of a gagged George Washington; the portraits of Chuck Brown, Bill Cosby, Donnie Simpson, and Barack Obama on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl; [...]
Mural art doesn't seem like the kind of discipline that should be broken into seasons, like fashion or the performing arts—not least because so many murals, with their all-together-now imagery and perennial visibility, seem lodged in a permanent Sesame Street-like past. But the District's MuralsDC program is calling its new slate of wall art a [...]
The Water St. Project may have run for a mere 11 days in April and Art Whino's G40 exhibition may have migrated to Richmond, but the phenomenon of street-art-driven pop-up parties is hydra-headed and furious: For one night next week, the street-art nonprofit Albus Cavus and AIGA, a professional organization for designers, is taking over a [...]
For last week's Washington City Paper cover story, I took a long look at some of the organizations that have helped institutionalize graffiti in D.C. One of them is the city's MuralsDC program, a program that placed nine public art projects around the city this summer. For the last week, the former library and Temporium space on [...]