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Installing Silk Graffiti on South Street with Aubrie Costello

July 18, 2016

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LOVE this… Ever heard of ‘silk graffiti’? If not, allow me to introduce you to Aubrie Costello!

Had the pleasure of spending some time with Philly-based textile artist, Aubrie Costello, today. Aubrie has been installing silk graffiti pieces all around Philly for (at least) the last couple of months now – maybe you’ve seen one!

Today, Aubrie installed two new pieces on South Street, between 15th and 16th streets, on either side of the historic Royal Theater. The first reading, “Baby, I’m doing this 4 us”, a sentence she recently heard a gentleman say to into his cellphone outside the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 10th and Filbert streets. The way the man said it, so sincerely, the artist says it just stuck with her. The second, a line from a Billie Holiday record, “Baby ain’t I good to u.”

While Aubrie does often use found (or overheard) quotes for her silk graffiti series, she also pens plenty of her own. Most, she says, deal with relationships.

More photos below!

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