Mural of the Day

by Prince Of Petworth February 4, 2008 at 10:23 pm 1 Comment

IMG_6751, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I’m not sure if this is technically a mural, but I am sure that it is technically dope sky. This is the grate that covers one of the gyms on 14th and S.

  • sergio

    if this is one world fitness then its one of the grates kelly towles did as part of “the grate project”

    Funded by the Creative Community Initiative of the Community Foundation, The Grate Project -created by DC based artist Kelly Towles and presented by Transformer this September 2007 – features a new series of public mural paintings at three different business locations within and near the 14th Street Arts Corridor. Seeking to create large scale paintings that will exist in the public realm, Kelly Towles is creating murals that will completely cover the roll-down security grates at One World Fitness, outside the artist studios at 926 N Street in Blagden Alley, and at the Black Cat nightclub. Re-vitalizing these grates into dynamic contemporary artworks, The Grate Project is intended to further dialogue about the nature of street art and public art work, while enhancing DC’s street-scapes.

    A self-described military brat, Towles “got started as a kid with drawing, comic books, cartoons, and stuff like that…” He became a graffiti artist in high-school, eventually earning a degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland before pursuing a career as an artist. Already an accomplished artist currently represented by Adamson Gallery, Towles continues to work in grafitti because he enjoys the direct engagement with the community afforded by this renegade form of public art. “I like that anybody can sit there and tell you what they think of your graffiti….For me, grafitti is art and also a vocabulary.”


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