Sunday, September 20, 2009

Illusion of the day / Kurt Wenner Street Painting

If you haven't seen the work of Kurt Wenner, pop over to Union Station today. His fabulous chalk painting is just at the Metro entrance in front of the Station Grill (located at the west end of Union Station). The street painting will be up until the end of today, so hurry over!

Kurt was invited by General Motors to complete a street painting near the restaurant in celebration of the diverse world of art and design. Kurt Wenner is an international master artist with a background in classic Renaissance art. He has been street painting since 1982, and was recognized as one of few Master Street Painters by 1984. His dynamic, illusionistic street paintings are not just works of art, but also interactive experiences for passersby. And, for the weekend of September 19-20, visitors to Union Station are able to see his talents displayed around the Buick LaCrosse.

GM designer Richard Duff was joined by street artist Kurt Wenner to celebrate the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, a new approach to design that reinvigorates the brand. Richard was instrumental in creating a fresh look for the car. As he puts it: “The main idea of the LaCrosse was to take some design elements from the great history of Buick and integrate them into a thoroughly modern and appealing design. I wanted to make this a car that would attract new buyers, people that wouldn’t have considered buying a Buick before.”

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