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Nice-One and Lucx in Cincinnati, Savannah

Posted on February 28, 2012

Street Artists Nice-One and Lucx did some painting and wheat-pasting recently in Cincinnati and Savannah as part of a special student arts themed tour they took out of their native Chicago. Their complementary illustrative styles are thoughtfully whimsical, colorful, and sometimes satiric. The collaborations here captured by Chicago based photographer and BSA contributor Brock Brake give you a sense of some artists lustful focus on so-called “appropriate placement”, or putting the work where it functions with a bit of harmony in its context.

Nice-One. Cincinnati. (photo © Brock Brake)

How a Street Artist chooses location can make a huge difference on its impact and how long it runs, believe it or not. Regardless of the wall choice (permissioned or not) street justice by peers and critics can take out a piece if it offends anyone’s sensibility, but some say that Nice-One has a rep for riding longer because of his good placement – even in cities officially hostile to any of this kind of work.  Often, the piece can make you laugh. It probably doesn’t hurt that a large amount thoughtful preparation goes into each piece, and work by both artists could easily hang in your house, or school.

Nice-One. Cincinnati. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Cincinnati. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One in Savannah. (ed. note; We’re supposed to be looking at the art, but is that a tray of cupcakes?) (photo © Brock Brake)

“Stakes is High”, Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Nice-One. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Lucx. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Lucx. Savannah. (photo © Brock Brake)

Click here to read about Nice-One and Lucx project the “Hot Box Truck”.

Click here to read about Nice-One project with high school students in Savannah.