In order to view the latest art in Chicago you have to venture outside, and while you're walking around, keep your eyes down.
I know, I know... it sounds like the rules from a Housemaid's Tale, but it's not. Jim Bachor, who's become known as the 'pothole artist' has taken to filling and beautifying potholes.. and as of late he's taken to filling them with pandemic-related subject matter.
His artwork is in the form of mosaic, and they're pretty impressive as you can see here.
He began filling potholes in 2013 that had been neglected by the city for too long. Those of you familiar with the city of Chicago and it's two seasons: (Winter and Construction) will understand that potholes are reviled in the city, and sometimes they're large enough to swallow a 1959 Desoto, fins and all.
Initially the city of Chicago took it as an offense... a statement that they weren't getting to the potholes quickly enough for the citizens, so they started filling them by themselves. But they didn't pursue Mr. Bachor as they initially said they would.
His artwork has been irreverent including Cheetohs, and crushed beer cans. Recently he's turned his muse to using Covid-19 references in his artwork, these latest images from Gunnison, just west of Broadway. Check them out, and enjoy.