Created By: The Department of Exhibition, Performance and Student Spaces|DEPS
TITLE: Faces with Crown
ARTIST: Erik Salgado
LOCATION: 737 S Wabash Ave
Erik Salgado is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist. Born from Mexican parents and raised in Chicago, Erik grew an interest in graffiti and hip hop culture both themes often seen his work. About this piece he says: "I have been working in this style for the past few years. This body of work is influenced by Mesoamerican sculpture/architecture and graffiti aesthetics/techniques. This body of work lives through printmaking, traditional/digital drawings, paintings and now outdoor murals. This mural on the Hilton and with the opportunity given by the Wabash Arts Corri-doors project jump-starts the beginning of strategically making this body of work more public through street art."
PHOTO CREDIT: Phil Dembinski
ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Curator/Producer: Yvvi Atanassov
Production Assistance: Neysa Page-Lieberman and Meg Duguid
This project was generously commissioned by Hilton Hotel at 720 S Michigan Ave. Special thanks to property manager John Wells for making this project possible.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Wabash Arts Corridor