Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blackstone Hotel Gets Tagged...Sort of

When you hear that a fancy hotel gets tagged with graffiti you usually would assume it's unwelcomed. However, in this instance it's actually applauded. The recently renovated Blackstone Hotel (636 S. Michigan Ave) is opening up a new art exhibit by renowned graffiti artist Kaves:
Every big city needs a rebel address, and so The Renaissance Blackstone is stepping up against convention. The Beaux-Arts landmark in Chicago's South Loop is decking its Art Hall with Outlaw, a new exhibition of works by renowned graffiti artist Michael McLeer, also known as Kaves. The Blackstone, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, has its own outlaw past counting clientele such as gangsters Al Capone and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. The property will celebrate Kaves' spray paint skills with an exhibit on February 18 and available for public viewing through September 25.
Kaves grew up in Brooklyn and here is a link to his website and here is some of his work we found online:

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