Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Washington without windshields - guerrilla art

One spring day this sculpture simply appeared in middle of a vacant lot on the southeast corner of Connecticut and Military Avenues, N.W. It was visible from the street but you'd probably never notice it from inside a car. It remained in place for about three weeks whereupon it vanished as quietly as it had arrived.

Equally perplexing was the fellow (visible on the left hand edge of the photo) who had set up a folding chair right next to and above the sidewalk (the lot is elevated by about 4 feet) and was comfortably reading a manuscript of some kind. He denied any connection to the sculpture and then discouraged further conversation, which seemed incongruous from someone who'd taken the trouble to set himself up in such a visible and public place.

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