Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Huge Hebru Brantley "Chi-Boy" Mural Unveiled in Wabash Arts Corridor

Watch out Wabash, "Chi-Boy" is flying through!  Local artist Hebru Brantley officially unveiled his new gigantic mural on the south side of the building at 1132 S. Wabash:

A pretty spectacularly amazing piece and just another reason we love the Wabash Arts Corridor.  According to the Tribune:
Called "Chi Boy," the four-story mural will be at 1132 S. Wabash Ave. It is the first in a series of outdoor murals from other street artists including Never 2501, Word to Mother, HERA and Ben Eine (who has collaborated with famed artist Banksy), courtesy of the the Chicago Loop Alliance and the Wabash Arts Corridor, a group of educational organizations, art galleries, performances spaces, hotels and restaurants in the South Loop area.
The murals will be created by artists affiliated with Vertical Gallery, based in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Italian street artist Never 2501's mural will be installed the week of July 6 at 59 E. Van Buren St.
Everywhere we look it seems like we see Mr. Brantley's vividly colorful characters.  Our first experience with him was in the Sloop when he created a pop-up store at 9th and Wabash in August 2013.

More recently we've seen his work on display at the Chicago Cultural Center and more recently in the new El CTA station at Cermak.

We have received quite a few emails and pictures of this and some catching the artist in the act:
(Hat tip: JF!)

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