In our Bumbershoot guide freshly out, I write about this:
- A mural in the biennale that includes Christ, a skeleton cop and donut handcuffs, the Green River Killer, and the Barefoot Bandit.
Street artists are in demand because it turns out they may be the best weapon against... street artists. They're being commissioned by private property owners and government agencies—the same authorities that would look to punish them for "night" work rather than "day" work.
Here's the whole piece.
Will the Mayor's Arts Awards, to be held right next door to the street biennale, be tense this time around? Hmm...