The streets of Chicago have been invaded by Monopoly! Last year, an anonymous street artist(s) who goes by the name "Bored" became the newest addition to the street art scene. If you're expecting to see spray paint, graffiti, or other common forms of street art, then you're in for a surprise.
Their art revolves around the popular board game Monopoly; a huge stack of Monopoly 'Chance' cards are attached to the sidewalk; dice are chained to lamp posts; "properties" with Monopoly's "hotels" and "houses" placed on them. The installations were spread all around the city.
Bored, commenting on their artwork to This is Colossal, said, “The goal of this entire project has been to present something different than a stencil painted on the ground or a poster pasted to a wall. Something 3-dimensional that can be picked up, beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken. And if someone ever put forth the effort to remove it, like a weed it will always grow back. And if left alone it will evolve into something different.”
– Fajer Al Farsi
Images courtesy of Colossal