MURAL HISTORY NO17. 2012

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270. murals 2012
Title: Public Art and Design
Lead Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Assistant Artist: Arthur Banks
Medium: Acrylic on wood
Location 6220 South Stony Island Avenue  Chicago, IL 60637
Content Explanation: After School Matters Youth mural arts program.
date:2012

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271. murals 2012
Title:  Commission play back drops
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and mosaic on wood panel
Size: 12x10 ft
Location: unknown
Content Explanation: These pieces are examples of scenic paintings 
for a theater play.  The scenes include the outside of a school, 
interior of a living room, and the interior of a church
date:2012

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272. murals 2012
Title: Budweiser Promo.
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on parachute cloth
Size: 8x12ft
Location: 48th and Paulina Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This is a sign painting commission 
for Budweiser installed in the 'Back of the yards' 
neighborhood in Chicago, IL.
date:2012

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273. murals 2012
Title: Jerry Garcia
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint garage door
Size: 15x10
Location: Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This mural was commissioned from the Potomac Plastics Corporation, located on 26th and California in Chicago, IL. 
They specifically wanted a mural that was classic rock themed in dedication to Jerry Garcia.
"Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.

One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, 
including the Saunders–Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders),  the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, 
and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson).
He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known for his distinctive 
guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's"100

Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story.
date:2012

 

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274. murals 2012

Title: Frankincense and Myrrh
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Dred 88
Medium: Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Size: 10x17ft
on display on State street and Adams 202 s. State
Creative Liberation Pop Up Art window display
Date: 2012
Status: Available for purchase , email for art work price 

 

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275. murals 2012
Title: Lottery Tickets
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Size: 10x17ft
on display on State street and Adams 202 s. State
Creative Liberation Pop Up Art window display
Status: Available for purchase , email for art work price 
date:2012

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276. murals 2012
Title: Black and Mild
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Size: 10x17ft
on display on State street and Adams 202 s. State
Creative Liberation
Pop Up Art window display
Status: Available for purchase , email for art work price 
date:2012

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277. murals 2012
Title: loose squares 
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Dred 88
Medium: Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
Size: 10x17ft
on display on State street and Adams 202 s. State
Creative Liberation Pop Up Art window display
Status: Available for purchase , email for art work price 
date:2012

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278. Title: Wendell Phillips H.S hall of fame
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 12x90ft
Location:244 E. Pershing Road. Chicago IL 60653
Sponsored by the DuSable Museum/Wendell Phillips H.S 2012
Content explanation: Wendell Phillips Hall of Fame
Maudell Brown Bousfield, Chicago's first 
African-American public school principal
Gwendolyn Brooks, first African American 
to win the Pulitzer Prize[13]
Archibald Carey, Jr, lawyer, judge, politician, 
diplomat and clergyman[
Nat "King" Cole
Sam Cooke Pop and gospel recording star
Vivian G. Harsh: Chicago’s first black head librarian
Chris Hinton, NFL player, (Baltimore Colts)
George E. Johnson, Sr. Founder, Johnson Products, 
the first African-American owned company listed on American Stock Exchange
John H. Johnson, founder Johnson Publications (Jet and Ebony)
Lee Roy Murphy, professional boxer
Alonzo S. Parham, the second African-American to attend West Point
The school's winning basketball team was drafted 
to form the nucleus of a group that later became the Harlem Globetrotters.
Ted ‘‘Double Duty’’ Radcliffe: Member of Baseball Hall of Fame
William Clintard "Bill" Robinzine, NBA (1975–1982)
Dinah Washington, legendary recording artist
Marla Gibbs Actress

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279. Title: Dream and be heard
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 12x50ft
Location:244 E. Pershing Road. Chicago IL 60653
Sponsored by the DuSable Museum/Wendell Phillips H.S 2012

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280. murals 2012
Title: Legacy of Hope
Lead Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on drywall
Location Earl Elementary 61st S. Hermitage
Content Explanation: This mural was produced in 
collaboration with students at Earl Elementary School.  
It is meant to celebrate the unity of the black and 
latino community, as well as the importance of family 
being involved with education.  The people featured in 
the mural are President Barack Obama, Rudy Lozano, 
Mayor Harold Washington.  They are featured because they 
were prominent local chicago activates at one point in time
during their political careers. 

In 1982 Lozano entered the race for alderman of the 22nd 
Ward in the city's 1983 elections, in an attempt to be 
the first Mexican-American elected to the Chicago City Council. 
He faced longtime alderman Frank Stemberk and 
though Lozano was defeated, failing to force a runoff by seventeen votes,
[2] he played an instrumental role in bringing Latino voters across 
the city to support candidate Harold Washington, who became Chicago's 
first African-American mayor.[3] His supporters alleged that voters 
with Spanish surnames were purged from the rolls, 
denying him the votes to force a runoff.[2] 
Lozano continued his work in the ILGWU, becoming the 
chief Midwest field organizer through his work with tortilla 
factory employees and other low-paid immigrant workers.

In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting 
Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School 
to work on his first book.[50][51] He then taught constitutional law 
at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, 
first as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, 
and then as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004.[52]

From April to October 1992, Obama directed Illinois's Project Vote,
a voter registration campaign with ten staffers and seven hundred 
volunteer registrars; it achieved its goal 
of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered 
African Americans in the state, leading Crain's Chicago Business 
to name Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be.[53]

He joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 
a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights 
litigation and neighborhood economic development, 
where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, 
then of counsel from 1996 to 2004. In 1994, he was listed as 
one of the lawyers in Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 
94 C 4094 (N.D. Ill.).[54] This class action lawsuit was filed in 1994 with 
Selma Buycks-Roberson as lead plaintiff and alleged that 
Citibank Federal Savings Bank had engaged in practices forbidden 
under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act.[55] 
The case was settled out of court.[56] Final Judgment was issued on May 13, 
1998 with Citibank Federal Savings Bank agreeing to pay attorney fees.[57]
His law license became inactive in 2007.[58][59]

From 1994 to 2002, Obama served on the boards of directors 
of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the 
first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, 
and of the Joyce Foundation.[36] 
He served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, 
as founding president and chairman of the 
board of directors from 1995 to 1999.[36]


In the February 22, 1983, Democratic mayoral primary, 
more than 100,000 new voters registered to vote. On the 
North and Northwest Sides, the incumbent mayor Jane Byrne 
led and future mayor Richard M. Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, 
finished a close second. Harold Washington had massive majorities on the 
South and West Sides. Southwest Side voters overwhelmingly supported Daley. 
Washington won with 37% of the vote, versus 33% for Byrne and 30% for Daley.

Although winning the Democratic primary is normally tantamount 
to election in heavily Democratic Chicago, after his primary victory 
Washington found that his Republican opponent, 
former state legislator Bernard Epton (earlier considered a nominal stand-in), 
was supported by many high-ranking Democrats and their ward organizations, 
including the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, 
Alderman Edward "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak.[33] Epton's campaign referred to, 
among other things, Washington's conviction for failure 
to file income tax returns (he had paid the taxes, but had not filed a return). 
Washington, on the other hand, stressed reforming the Chicago patronage system 
and the need for a jobs program in a tight economy. In the April 12, 1983, 
mayoral general election, Washington defeated Epton by 3.7%, 51.7% to 48.0%, 
to become mayor of Chicago. Washington was sworn in as mayor on April 29, 1983, 
and resigned his Congressional seat the following day.

During his tenure as mayor, Washington lived at the Hampton 
House apartments in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. 
He created the city's first environmental-affairs department under the 
management of longtime Great Lakes environmentalist Lee Botts. 
Washington's first term in office was characterized 
by conflict with the city council dubbed "Council Wars", 
referring to the then-recent Star Wars films and caused Chicago 
to be nicknamed "Beirut on the Lake". A 29-alderman City Council 
majority refused to enact Washington's legislation and prevented 
him from appointing nominees to boards and commissions. 
First-term challenges included city population loss, 
increased crime, and a massive decrease in ridership on 
the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

The 29, also known as the "Vrdolyak 29", were led by Alderman 
Ed Vrdolyak and Finance Chair Edward Burke. Parks superintendent Edmund Kelly 
also opposed the mayor. The three were known as "the Eddies" 
and were supported by the younger Daley (now State's Attorney), 
U.S. Congressmen Dan Rostenkowski and William Lipinski, 
and much of the Democratic Party. During his first city council meeting, 
Washington and the 21 supportive aldermen walked out of the meeting 
after a quorum had been established. Vrdolyak and the other 28 
then chose committee chairmen and assigned aldermen to the 
various committees. Later lawsuits submitted by Washington 
and others were dismissed because it was determined 
that the appointments were legally made.

Washington ruled by veto. The 29 lacked the 30th vote they 
needed to override Washington's veto; female and African 
American aldermen supported Washington despite pressure from the Eddies. 
Meanwhile, in the courts, Washington kept the pressure on to reverse 
the redistricting of city council wards that the city council had 
created during the Byrne years. During special elections in 1986, 
victorious Washington-backed candidates in the first round ensured 
at least 24 supporters in the city council. Six weeks later, 
when Marlene Carter and Luís Gutiérrez won run-off elections, 
Washington had the 25 aldermen he needed. 
His vote as chairman of the City Council enabled him 
to break 25-25 tie-votes and enact his programs.

Washington defeated former mayor Jane Byrne 
in the February 24, 1987 Democratic mayoral primary 
by 7.2%, 53.5% to 46.3%, and in the April 7, 1987 
mayoral general election defeated Vrdolyak (Illinois Solidarity Party) 
by 11.8%, 53.8% to 42.8%, with Northwestern University business professor 
Donald Haider (Republican) getting 4.3%, to win reelection to a second term as mayor. 
Cook County Assessor Thomas Hynes (Chicago First Party), a Daley ally, 
dropped out of the race 36 hours before the mayoral general election. 
During Washington's short second term, the Eddies fell from power: 
Vrdolyak became a Republican, Kelly was removed 
from his powerful parks post,
and Burke lost his Finance Committee chairmanship.

date:2012


 

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281. murals 2012
Title:Xtreme Trampoline 2
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint spray on concrete wall
Size: 30x500ft
Location: carol stream IL.
Date: 2012
Content Explanation:  This is a sign painting 
commission for 'Xtreme Trampolines' in Carol Stream, IL

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282. murals 2012
Title: Reign Kaos 2012
Artist: Statik, Blade, Dred 88
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 15x60 ft
Location: Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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283. murals 2012
Title: Gate way to the city
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on brick wall
Size: 15x18ft
Location:2135 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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284. murals 2012
Title: War on the streets
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Maser, max s. gnee
Medium: spray paint
Location Chicago Il
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color,
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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285. murals 2012
Title: Graffiti Protest
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on Brick Wall
Size: 10x30ft
Location: Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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286. murals 2012
Title: Lil lord
Artist: Rahmaan Statik and Zulu nation
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 18x20 ft
Location: Chicago
Date: 2012
Content Description: This piece is in memory of the 
Zulu Nation break dancer 'Lil Lord'.
date:2012

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287. murals 2012
Artist:Rahmaan Statik
Title:Graffiti Study No. 0112
Medium:spray paint on brick wall
Size:6x8ft
Location:Chicago IL
Notes/Not standing. Not standing due to  Change of management/ business
graffiti style letter study, graffiti character study,Rotating mural wall
date:2012

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288. murals 2012
Title: Zero and Statik
Artist: Zero and Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 8x20ft
Location: Danbury ct.
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color,
 letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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289. murals 2012
Title: Metal Gear Solid
Lead Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Maser, Dred 88
Size: 15x40ft
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Location: Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti 
study of color, letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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290. murals 2012
Title: R.K Meeting of styles 2012
Artist: dred,mase,st.aeros,statik,rome,gnee.
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: @ 10x70ft
Location:59th and Western Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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291. murals 2012
Title: Roseland
Artist: Statik, Dred 88, St. Aeros
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 18x30 ft
Location: Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, 
letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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292. murals 2012
Artist:Rahmaan Statik   
Title: Graffiti installation
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on metal and concrete
Size: 8x15 , 8x10  , 9x15 ft
Location: Luciana lofts Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study 
of color, letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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293. murals 2012
Title: Graffiti installation   0312
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on metal and concrete
Size: 8x15 , 8x10  , 9x15 ft
Location: Luciana lofts Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study 
of color, letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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294. murals 2012
Title: Graffiti installation   0312
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on metal and concrete
Size: 8x15 , 8x10  , 9x15 ft
Location: Luciana lofts Chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study 
of color, letter form, and characters.
date:2012

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295. murals 2012
Title:Creative Liberation    
Lead Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Assistant artist: Terrence "Dred 88" Byas, 
Dwayne Kosmo D Wriddley,Max Sansing, Bryant Jones
Images inspired by Kevin Wak Williams, 
and the Englewood community
Size: 15x100ft
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Location: 6800 south Ashland, south side
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti 
study of color, letter form, and characters.

 A poem by Englewood youth:
"They took away my happiness, so I walk around heartless without any guidance
Keeping the move on me as I strive for it
But tho consequences don't let me ride to this
All it takes is one shot that gives me confidence
And I destroy the demons that's been eating at my conscience
A life for a life, you played jacks, man
Your trust is allergies I can't stand, man
Maybe I'm afraid of the next man
So I yank the life of the future that's held in hands
Even though I pray to the lord, man

Stop, wait, please say that again
Wouldn't my family grieve if you committed that sin?
I can see that you are scared too
In the end, I begin thinking of bears who take cubs from the den
Since your listening, thinking you will give me 10 seconds
Before a blessing show reflection up from within
My teachers taught me a lesson about the 
weapon that finger finger has slept in
The way it surprises and deprives the lives of our kin
So I push one up inside it
You say you need guidance
So I use the same finger to remove the silence from my lips
Saying let me live with a fresh breath of Trident
Don't your conscience be filled with nonsense and violence

Unable to see our history that is literally behind you
Liberation and education are just two of 
the things that define you."
date:2012
 

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296. murals 2012
Title: Ancient Jewlz
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on wood panel
Size: 8x8ft
Location: Flat Lands Studio Chicago
Content Explanation: The mural is painted as a backdrop 
for the release of the album 'Ancient Jewlz'  
Work commissioned by MC Sense.

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297. murals 2012
Title: Woman of color
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 15x50ft
Location: Baton Rouge Louisiana
Content Explanation: This mural was sponsored by the 
Museum of Public Art in Baton Rouge, LA.  The theme of this mural 
celebrates ethnic hair through generations of black women. 
Using perms, braids and afros, with a 70's funky feel.
date:2012

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298. murals 2012
Artist: Rahmaan Statik and Azteka 5000
Title: Education is Liberation of the Mind
Size: 8x42ft
Medium: Mosaic tile
Location: Sinclair Campus • 4946 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60609
Peace and Education Coaltiion Alternative High School Program

Content Explanation: This project was developed as
a youth mosaic project.  It represents the benefits of 
higher education.  The entire mosaic was fabricated 
by the students of Sinclair Highschool.
 

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