Chicago Big Walls 2016 with Amuse 126
For the past three years the Wabash Arts Corridor and Columbia College Chicago have been bringing in some of the most celebrated mural artists from around the world to paint large scale pieces on many of the tall buildings in downtown Chicago(s) Loop and South Loop areas. The Big Walls project along Wabash Street is quickly becoming one of the better art crawls in the country with its collection of works that scale from 1 to 10 stories high and/or can be as wide as a half city block.
This year the WAC and Columbia College Chicago along with the help of some local art galleries brought in a new crop of artists. The Chicago Truborn Gallery was given the responsibility to find an artist to paint this particular 4 story building right off of Wabash and next to one of the main elevated train lines in the downtown area. Local Graffiti Artist Amuse 126 was given the task and based on the results was an excellent choice to represent himself, his city and the gallery that put him on to the project.
With this piece Amuse 126 has thrust himself into the world of large scale murals and shown the ability and the creativity to handle a project of this magnitude.
If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re looking to witness the many pieces that have gone up in the downtown area than go to Congress Street and Wabash Street and walk south but don’t forget to look up and around or you might miss something. As of the date of this posting the murals run from Congress Street all the way up to 14th Street on selected buildings.