Title: Paid Programming
Site: North Ave. and Honore Street, Chicago
Artist: Jeff Zimmerman
Scale: 14 x 80 feet
Materials: Acrylic Paint on masonry
Information: Using English and Spanish wordplay, references to corporate logos, a bar-code flag, and portraits of local people, this aesthetically innovative “anti-billboard” mural is a meditation on the commercial forces that shape our lives and public space. The mural’s provocative juxtaposition of consumer abundance and stark poverty is especially relevant in this rapidly gentrifying West Town neighborhood.