Dear PoP – Who Does This Street Art?

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“Dear PoP,

As you meander through town, have you seen a particular type of tag or graffiti that almost looks like contour drawings often done in art school? I have seen a few around town by the same artist (i think), but there is one that sticks out in my mind–it is outside of Cork on 14th st, but went up when that used to be Sparky’s. It is of two figures embracing, with a line that reads “over time things change”. By any chance, do you:

a. know what i am talking about?
b. have a decent quality picture lying around that you never posted (i checked the archives and it is not there)?
c. this is a stretch–know who the artist is or how i could do some amateur detective work to find out?”

I have definitely seen this artist. Above is the photo you mention. I’ve seen some of their work further south on 14th Street and actually all around town. Sadly I don’t know who the artist is. So I’ll consider this a post for stump PoP readers – will the artist identify themselves or does anyone know who this particular artist is?

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  • it’s DECOY – she’s rather cool. among a ton of other things, her art was featured on The Beautiful Things Heaven Bears, a novel about DC by Dinaw Mengestu.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    And From my Twitter Friends:


    Alicia “Decoy” Cosnahan

  • The artist goes by the street name DECOY. You can find her (slightly) more finished work in galleries and group shows around town. Check out ArtWhino Gallery at the new National Harbor.

  • there is another individual who drinks at the raven that does the same exact work. He is not a she. There may be two.

  • That’s a Larry Hampson piece. I’d recognize it from a mile away.

  • If only the artist signed her work…. 😉

  • this is one of my oldest pieces in DC still existing. I think it has lasted as long as it has because of the flower shop that it sits in front of. It is a piece based off of a drawing from my first (and only marriage) “over time things change” i added with a sharpie a few years after walking home tipsy one night.
    the painting with this image on it has the lyrics to Always on my Mind behind the characters.

    thank you for asking abou it.

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