Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I called Dreyfus on the way home from the airport last week.

He was not all that interested in my trip.

"Look at the pothole when you get home," he said. "Tell me what's going on!"

First, the bad news.

While I was gone, the pothole was covered up with a gigantic steel plate - a pretty lazy and anticlimactic solution, if you ask me.

The good news: they left behind the sign and the debris that filled the hole. It's right there on the curb, where people can still enjoy it.

Even better news: The Latex Gals (the women behind the pothole sign and its notoriety) are hard at work on their next project - another interactive urban installation.

It's called Ill. Wishes, and it combines street art, biting humor and traditional Asian religious customs to comment on the many (seven) indicted / convicted governors of Illinois. Audience participation in the project is not just encouraged - it's required. Ill Wishes will be on display in ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevic's former office October 3 and 4 as part The Blago Project at the Ravenswood Art Walk.

In other words, it will be on display in the very same office where the Guv was wiretapped.

It's an effing golden opportunity to put in your two cents about the sad state of affairs in Illinois.

Please come....

1 comment:

  1. Chicago, the city that works, for the cronies.