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New Work from Specter in Chicago

Posted on May 26, 2011

New work from Specter speaks of his desire to not repeat himself, a quality distinguishing the New Guard of street artists, whose work is highly individual and hand made, from those of the recent past.

The Brooklyn based Street Artist generally denounces the culture of repetition in street art, and takes the practice of making multiples under careful consideration. His precise handmade wheat-pastes and paintings often highlight the individual, many of them regular folks he’s met on the street – and you will usually only see one of them.

brooklyn-street-art-specter-chicago-05-11-1-webSpecter. From “If I Saw You in Heaven” (photo courtesy © of the Artist)

Right now he’s been toying with retooling his work and recently in Chicago he created new stuff that appears to be a repetition of himself without really putting up the same piece twice.  The first piece is from his “If I Saw You in Heaven” series, and the second is from his “Window Project”. Says the artist “It plays with repetition in multiple ways, but on my own terms.”

To expand on the theme, his new show “Repeat Offender” at Pawn Works in Chicago continues the repetition, where he’s showing his work in new tints and configurations, sort of sidebusting himself.


Specter. From “If I Saw You in Heaven” (photo courtesy © of the Artist)


“99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beeeeeeer!  You take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beeeeeer! ” Specter. From “Window Project” (photo courtesy © of the Artist)


Specter. From “Window Project” (photo courtesy © of the Artist)


Specter. From “Window Project” (photo courtesy © of the Artist)

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