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by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

624 T Street, NW

The mural at 624 T Street, NW, which is being painted by local artists Kate DeCiccio and Rose Jaffe, was donated by Right Proper restaurant. From 1910 to 1923, the building housed Frank Holliday’s Pool Hall, which was frequented by a teenage Duke Ellington, other musicians and African Americans from all walks of life.”

Check out the details after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

BroCoLoco, a DC-based art and design company, is excited to announce and unveil a signature piece, “CIRCA Dragon.” The brand new, 40-foot public mural will be located near the iconic Friendship Archway, on the exterior wall of the new CIRCA at Chinatown set to open at 781 Seventh St. NW.

The overall mural design was selected by BroCoLoco and CIRCA as a nod to the significant role the dragon plays in Chinese culture as a symbol of strength and good luck. Additionally, the brightly colored hand-painted dragon scales of “CIRCA Dragon” were inspired by the traditional scalloped tiles from Chinese architecture. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

courtesy Michelle Stearn

“Dear PoPville,

I have a story about a DC artist who illegally copyrighted and stole an image co-created by Aja, an LGBTQIA artist of color, and got away with it. We have support right now (976 signatures and counting on our Change.org petition, featured on the NBC4 evening news) but the DC artist has yet to come out and respond.

This case is part of a systemic pattern of institutional racism. Artists of color in the LGBTQIA community like Aja are continuously exploited by their white counterparts, who get away with it.

Here is the article in its entirety.”

NBC Washington reported:

“We take copyright matters very seriously and after an initial review, we determined that this is a contractual disagreement between the two parties.” the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities said in a statement to News4.

News4 has reached out to the artist who painted the mural, but she has not responded.”


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