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Coniuncto By Christian Rex Van Minnen

portrait by christian rex van minnen photo by gail worley
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If you’ve seen the 1987 horror movie Hellraiser, you probably remember the Butterball Cenobite: one of the minor demon characters charged with dragging people to Hell. If you can’t conjure an image of his likeness from memory, he looked like this: Please Click Me.  To me, the wildly surreal portraits comprising Christian Rex Van Minnen’s recent exhibit, Coniuncto  look like they could be Butterball’s contemporary relatives, albeit with tattoos and jewel-toned gummy candies hovering over their mutant visages. At the very least, this series of paintings  encourages imaginative extrapolation, and that’s what good art is all about!
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Pink Thing of The Day: Exterior of Pink Restaurant

Pietro Nolita Photo By Gail Worley
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I’ve been hearing about Pietro Nolita since it opened (a few years ago at this point), because it is an Italian Restaurant downtown that’s Pink on the exterior and interior. I’ve always meant to visit, of course — because: Pink Restaurant — but it’s not in my neighborhood and I’m lazy, so I’ve never see the pinkness before in person, until now. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Exterior of Pink Restaurant

The Spitting Fountains of Chicago

Millennium Park,
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Add this to the long list of Very Cool Things I saw on my recent Chicago vacation: Spitting Fountains. Well, the proper name for this distinctive piece of public art is Crown Fountain, located in Millennium Park, but if you were a tourist and you asked a Chicago local to point you in the direction of “The Spitting Fountains,” I bet they would know what you meant.

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Gregos Hiding in a Fire Alarm Box


Photos By Gail

Paying attention all the time is an interesting way to go through the day, but you never know what you might find lurking inside of a derelict Fire Alarm Box. This painted plaster cast of a smiling face and fists is the work of street artist Gregos, who really gets around. You can see additional examples of Gregos‘ artworks, which were also spotted by me in downtown Manhattan, at This Link!

Photographed on the Southwest Corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue (Across the Street from the Container Store) in Manhattan. (Note: The Artwork has since been removed)

Grigos in Fire Box

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Baby Doll Faces in the Chelsea Gallery District (And Elsewhere!)

Pink BD Face Lead
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I first started noticing the mysterious Pink Baby Doll Faces as they popped up here and there in my Instagram feed. When I realized there were quite a few scattered all over what is obviously NYC’s Chelsea Gallery District — because of course they are — Geoffrey and I went out on an Urban Art Safari.

Pink Baby Doll Face
11th Avenue and 25th Street

A little bit of Googling revealed to me that the Pink Baby Doll Faces started showing up in Denver back in Spring of 2016. I couldn’t find any information on the artist. The origin of the Baby Doll Faces is truly a mystery!

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