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Kid Hazo Installs for #RevolutionaryArt at Art In The Age

May 24, 2017

Artwork by: Kid Hazo
Title of Artwork: Dear Street Art Lovers
Location: Art In The Age

Artist Statement:
Dear Street Art Lovers is a parody installation of the wildly popular Visit Philly ad campaign that flips the script by pointing out Philadelphia’s very well known street and revolutionary graffiti artists. The artists I reference have changed the landscape and put Philly on the global map as a street art tourism destination – so in my typical fashion, I decided to represent this city’s unsung heroes on a replica sculpture of my infamous 2014 SEPTA bus stop shelter installations. References: We got Tagged Up Elephants (Cornbread), Sticker Characters (The Sticky Bandits), Black and white paper cut outs (Joe Burochow), Yarn bombed stuff (Ishknits), Stick Dudes (Stikman), Mythical Animal Murals (NoseGo), Braille Art (Sonia and Austin), Conspiracy Street tiles (Toynbee Tiles) AND Ben Franklin wheat paste stencily jawns (Get Up Art).

Work by Kid Hazo is available for purchase here – support local artists, y’all!

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Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition is a six-week exhibit of 13 contemporary Philly-based artists installed at 13 locations across Philadelphia’s Historic District. Exploring the spirit of revolution, the artists chosen for #RevolutionaryArt are looking at the world around us with a critical eye and creating works of art that challenge the political and social status quo. Commissioned by Visit Philly and curated by StreetsDept.com’s Conrad Benner, more on the exhibition – including a map of all the installations – can be found here!

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