View Full Version : Her boyfriendís back!

Pete Hubbard
05-26-2003, 04:26 PM
Her boyfriends back! Youíve already met the Pisanello babe. This is her main squeeze back from Machiavelliís mission.

This is an interpretation of a painting by Piero della Francesca. A portrait of Federigo da Montefeltro.

A collaboration between Trevor Burrowes and Pete Hubbard. We call them Disposable Murals. This one is 8ft x 6ft. Acrylic on newspaper.

You must excuse my liberties with history, anything for a good story.

This is guerrilla art at itís best. We are trying to help the downtown area brighten up by putting art in vacant store front windows but as you would guess bureaucracy gets in the way. So early one Sunday Morning we went down there and put these up in the windows, took a photo and then got them out of there before anyone was the wiser.

Ha Hah! Art wins again!



Mary Riggs
05-26-2003, 04:46 PM
A temporary improvement by artists over permanent graffiti on a vacant building.........what could the bureaucrats be thinking? Nice job at guerrilla art! The last I knew, the bay area was mostly liberal in politics. Has a virus infected their clear thinking?

05-26-2003, 06:28 PM
Pete, I love the idea of putting them in storefronts. Have you contacted management companies about it? I think they're really cool. Nice job.

Technical question. How did you stick the newspapers together? Did you glue it to kraft paper? Tape it? I can't tell from the pictures.

Pete Hubbard
05-28-2003, 12:46 AM
Here are several photos of Federigo in progress. The way we do it is Select the newspaper for most interesting visual content. The New York Times is good. Also select which face of each page we prefer. Putting the preferred face against the wall, we pin it up with pushpins. Then using 6-8 inch wide strips of newspaper we glue together and reinforce the seams between each sheet. We let it dry overnight and then turn it around pinning it up on the wall face front and get to work.



Pete Hubbard
05-31-2003, 10:43 PM
Trevor (on the right) and Pete in front of Piero della Francesca, portrait of Federigo da Montefeltro.

Like all good guerrilla fighters he's found sanctuary until the next attack

Mel's roast on Virginia Street in downtown Vallejo. Go see him he needs the support of the people. His trusty girl fighter is with him.

06-01-2003, 01:31 PM
I really like the way you think outside the box! :) :clap:

06-02-2003, 02:01 AM
great idea well done
you guys must have had fun doing this project
:clap: :clap:

06-02-2003, 09:16 AM
Great Idea and the second one really grabbed my intention, great job!

06-02-2003, 08:57 PM
Good stuff! Good, good stuff!!!

06-03-2003, 05:15 PM
Yeah! I remember your work!! It's great. Much better than life-less buildings. Hey, you REALLY should check Gastonia, NC out.
There's an entire historic district closing shop and moving to the more modernized facilities. It would look like a drive drive through a decorated ghost town. Love these things, specially the use of resources.


Tam :)