Chicago gets Monopoly street art makeover by Bored
Chicago’s Logan Square district has been turned into a 3-dimensional Monopoly game by the street artist Bored. The humourous take on the classic game has taken locals by surprise and helped to bring a smile to a city full of art and especially, street art. Bored is taking a tongue-in-cheek look at modern street art, which has taken to be more about becoming the next sensation rather than the true expressionist, rebellious, funny works of the original forefathers of the original urban art.
Bored has said of the work; “the goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken. And if someone ever put forth the effort to remove it, like a weed it will always grow back. And if left alone it will evolve into something different.”
By stating dissatisfaction at other Chicago street art and by providing the viewer with more interesting, smile inducing work, Bored is a street artist to watch out for… it feels good to look at street art again.