The entire city of Chicago is a gallery for Pawn Works. Bringing in graffiti artists from all over the world to paint on Chicago’s walls, Nick Marzullo and Seth Mooney operate as Pawn Works to negotiate with aldermen’s offices and local businesses. They work fast but smart in getting so much of our gray urban infrastructure turned into art billboards. It may not matter that the paintings are preserved forever; anyway, beauty is fleeting.
2846 West North, pawnworkschicago.com
Best of Chicago 2013