The back cover of Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

The back cover of Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

Street Art by Robert Sommer, 1975. Photographed in the collection of Interference Archive.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

A detail of the mural outside of the Pandarama Center for Pre-K/School age children in Kansas City.

More documentation of painted surfaces collected in Chicago - an exceptionally religious garage on the West side.

More documentation of painted surfaces collected in Chicago - an exceptionally religious garage on the West side.

Warm weather in Chicago demands an exploration of its outdoor painted surfaces. A detail of a larger mural, located in an alley, for a Logan Square printing operation.

Warm weather in Chicago demands an exploration of its outdoor painted surfaces. A detail of a larger mural, located in an alley, for a Logan Square printing operation.

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Warm weather in Chicago demands an exploration of its outdoor painted surfaces. Perhaps the most powerful mural in the city and one of the most political: a recently completed portrait of Fred Hampton by Dasic Fernandez. You can see the mural at California and Madison Avenues. This parking lot is several blocks from the home (no longer standing) where Hampton, the deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was assassinated in his sleep by the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the F.B.I.

Warm weather in Chicago demands an exploration of its outdoor painted surfaces. Perhaps the most powerful mural in the city and one of the most political: a recently completed portrait of Fred Hampton by Dasic Fernandez. You can see the mural at California and Madison Avenues. This parking lot is several blocks from the home (no longer standing) where Hampton, the deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was assassinated in his sleep by the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the F.B.I.

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Detail of a mural for a printing facility in Logan Square, Chicago, showing a man leaning over a stacked and wrapped shipping pallet.

Detail of a mural for a printing facility in Logan Square, Chicago, showing a man leaning over a stacked and wrapped shipping pallet.

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Documentation of a vibrantly painted garage door on the northwest side of Chicago. This entire house, and much of the property around it, is filled with paintings, constructions and other added details. I really need to go back and document it more fully.

Documentation of a vibrantly painted garage door on the northwest side of Chicago. This entire house, and much of the property around it, is filled with paintings, constructions and other added details. I really need to go back and document it more fully.