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Desiree Guinn Wheatpastes “The Future” in Queen Village

April 15, 2019

New wheatpaste from Philly-based artist Desiree Guinn at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village!

The paste depicts a family of elk dressed in people clothes with the youngest of two kids wearing a tee shirt that reads, “Gritty’s Titties,” and the older of two kids griping a Donald Trump doll and sporting a necklace that reads, “The Future.” In her Instagram post about the paste, the artist wrote: “Daddy elk and his two ladies. I like to think the doll is saying, ‘Oh no!'”

Read into it (or not) however you’d like, but one thing is for certain and that that’s Gritty’s overwhelming popularity literally everywhere else has slowly begun to be cemented as a regular Philly street art call out/trope, even in perhaps now more subtler ways like in this wheatpaste. I’m not sure why, but I find it interesting that in less than a year Gritty has gone from the central focus of a couple of street artists’ installations to now being so enveloped in Philly culture that a Gritty reference like this just lives organically in the background.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Vince permalink
    April 15, 2019 5:57 pm

    Banksy is absolutely killing it lately! Elks represent strength and stamina, just like Gritty.

    Speaking of Gritty, I heard he’s going to be at the opening of the Dilworth Plaza Starbucks. Hope to see you there!!

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