Consummate wiseguy, documentarian of working people, and "vaguely anonymous human" Dont Fret is one of Chicago's most visible street artists, best known for his wheat-pasted characters and snarky musings that populate city streets worldwide. Simultaneously sardonic, biting, and fond, the bluntness of his figures and texts -- often "belonging" to the neighbourhood they inhabit -- skewers the obvious and reflects the normalised-until-numbed issues of the city back at the passerby experiencing them firsthand. While his work has stretched from So Paulo to Helsinki, he remains a true Wicker Park native, digging into the character(s) of Chicago -- the stew of down-and-out and up-and-up, the meatpackers, the artists, the street-wise, and the stupid. The first comprehensive survey of Dont Fret's work/life thus far, this monograph showcases a decade of his street and gallery work and features memories and anecdotes from fellow artists and friends, as well as a foreword by writer and Brooklyn Street Art co-founder Steven P Harrington.
Publication Date: 01-Dec-2019
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Limited