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PART DOS of the @senkoeone diptych mural is now underway—located at Aberdeen and Hubbard next to the @j.renda_artist mural. After surprising us with the Frenchie jumping through the corner into the mural, we can’t wait to see what Senkoe has in store for the other half of this diptych mural. #senkoe #senkoeone #architecture #urban #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 12, 2018
THE LAYERS of this work-in-progress mural by local Chicago artist @william.darling are saturated, moody, textured, and complex. We can’t wait to see where this is going... #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 12, 2018
WHAT STARTED as an idea we had from thousands of miles away turned into a true collaboration with @senkoeone—who then turned the ideas into a reality we couldn’t have imaged. The Frenchie leaping into frame, the three dimensional aspects, the low poly heart (see it?!), the monocle, the flowers now creeping from inside the structure—just, wow. Part dos of this diptych mural is now underway. Stop by and check it out at the corner of Hubbard and Abderdeen. #senkoe #senkoeone #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 12, 2018
ON TOUR DUTY this morning with @senkoeone, showing him our beautiful city. His passion to give us his best work is fueled by his understanding of how special this city is. Plus we get to renew our own passion by playing tour guide to visiting artists. We ended up back at The B_Line ready to werrrrk. Part II of his stunning diptych mural is underway. [🎵SONG: Pow Pow (Fango Remix) by Rebolledo ] #senkoe #senkoeone #architecture #urban #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 12, 2018
OBSERVING this work-in-progress by Mexican artist @senkoeone reveals one of the most unique approaches to street art that we’ve seen in a while—his “manual wireframe” technique acts as a sort of hand-drawn scaffolding for colorful, faceted, three-dimensional geometries. When joined together with his mastery of freehand drawing and perspective, and his own hand-cut stencils for intricate detailing, the result is really incredible. We can’t wait for you to see the finished mural—and there are some surprises in store... 👀 #senkoe #senkoeone #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 10, 2018
WE’RE GOING DEEP into Chicago’s West Side—that’s where we found @ninachicagoart and were blown away by her vision and talents. We constantly scour the city to find local artists to bring to our platform, and we position them right next to some of the world’s best artists that travel to Chicago to help create The B_Line. This is how we plan to become one of the most unique outdoor art galleries in the world—one mile long and featuring over 200 artists in Chicago’s old Fulton Market meatpacking district. #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 10, 2018
WELCOME to The B_Line @william.darling 🙌🏽 We’re excited to see what this local Chicago artist does with his fantastic, saturated abstractions. #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 10, 2018
WE LOVE IT when fans of our artists find out that one of their favorite international artists has flown to Chicago to contribute to The B_Line. Yesterday we had a high school art class visit, aaaand this super fan of art. She was so stoked to discover that @senkoeone was in Chicago for the first time ever that she cut out of work early to come witness the magic. ✨ #dontblameyougirl #yas #senkoe #senkoeone #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 9, 2018
FROM THE MOMENT he touched down in Chicago (his first time!) @senkoeone has been a pleasure to be around and collaborate with. His first trip to Chicago came with many firsts—the first time he was on the set of @nbcchicagofire television show (which was shooting a scene next to The B_Line), his first time seeing and experiencing snow, and his first Chicago deep dish pizza (courtesy of @loumalnatis), and the murals he will be completing for us will be a first of their kind for him and us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to. 🙌🏽 #senkoe #senkoeone #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 9, 2018
OUR BOY Kalan Strauss [ @kalanstrauss ] has been up to thangssss. This artist (and truly lovely person) was a pleasure to work with over the summer on a number of B_Line projects—so we were happy to extend an opportunity for him to do his first mural that debuted on The B_Line this summer and got him some great exposure that led to other commissions. His latest piece is ‘Anamorphic Banana’ (Acrylic and oil on canvas), and it’s art with a purpose... “This piece attempts to encourage viewers to look at things from a different perspective—so necessary these days especially when the truth can be distorted so easily in our society’s current state. In our society, we are becoming overwhelmed and distracted with the synthetic and technological. “

Kalan also reminds us to not forget the responsibilities we have in the natural plane. To that end this piece also calls attention to some grave atrocities occurring in Brazil. “Jair Bolsonaro, the newly elected president of Brazil (the home of the Amazon Rainforest aka the lungs of earth), has expressed his interest in abolishing Brazil’s environment ministry and opening up protected rainforest areas to industry. These people in power do not have the right to cause harm to others, and it is our responsibility to not let this continue.” Great job Kalan! ❤️ #kalanstrauss #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 7, 2018
THE B_LINE is a mile-long street art corridor featuring over 200 murals from artists all over the world. It’s also one of the world’s first and largest organized street art corridors. The art trail starts at the Chicago River near a chocolate factory in an industrial area (shown here just beyond the silos) and we plan to extend The B_Line to the planned riverwalk extension in order to connect the River West, Fulton Market, and West Town neighborhoods in Chicago through The B_Line’s network of new walkways and tunnels. Curious about how we plan to do that? Hit us up to learn more about the vision that fuels us. #chicagoriver #chicagoriverwalk #urbandesign #urbanplanning #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 6, 2018
OUR WALLS under a historic train line in Chicago’s old Fulton Market meatpacking district are quite famous and have appeared in a number of television shows and movies. This clip from the movie ‘Blink’ (American neo-noir thriller) show what Hubbard Street looked like without cars and trees wayyyy back in the day. We’ve got big plans for the future that will once again put the spotlight back on the art, and honor our legacy as one of the first and largest street art corridors in the United States—founded in 1971 and stretching over a mile with more than 200 murals. #locations #movies #blinkthemovie #filming #film #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 6, 2018
WE WELCOMED @greggossel to The B_Line last week from Minnesota and asked him what he thought about our little street art project that he saw for the first time but heard about before he arrived in Chicago to debut his mural and solo show @verticalgallery. Be sure to check out our newest mural—a vintage and kitschy piece that has some of us relating to more than we care to admit. 😒 #whatislove #babydonthurtme #greggossel #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 6, 2018
THE SUBLIME DETAILS of @saulpalosr as he nears completion of his debut mural (after a summer of practicing on The B_Line). It’s a mural that hopes push the envelope and definition of what “street art” is and can be. And an exercise in how this project started in 1971. We living life like it’s golden y’all. 🤜🏽💥 #gilded #golden #classical #surreal #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 5, 2018
FALL WALLS—our last round of murals for the season is upon us. The weather is changing and will make producing quality new art more difficult. Plus we’ll be at Art Basel extolling the history and virtues of The B_Line to a wider audience. Who’s coming to the streets of Chicago next? Stay tuned this week. 📺 #therevolutionwillbetelevised #bline #blinechicago #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #art #streetart
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November 5, 2018
THIS UNCOMMON BEAUTY done by Eva Carlini @eva_painter is one of the first ‘fine art’ murals we commissioned on The B_Line. More ‘fine art’ is coming to the streets of Chicago’s old Fulton Market meatpacking district as we constantly challenge the idea of what “street art” is and can be... 📷💥@chicyclemurals #streetart #art #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #bline #blinechicago #chicago #biking
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October 17, 2018
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October 11, 2018
BEAUTIFUL DETAILS of the @rekaone work in progress on The B_Line as captured by 📷 @drewinchicago. Join us tonight @verticalgallery 6-10p for the first ever showing in Chicago of the work of this Berlin-based, Australian-born artist that is leaving his mark on Chicago and debuting an awesome collection of work spanning multiple disciplines. Details of the opening event today (Saturday, October 6th from 6-10p) for “NEUDECO” can be found @verticalgallery on Instagram. #rekaone #verticalgallery #art #streetart #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #bline #blinechicago #thebline #rail #railroadphotography #railroad #railroadtracks #mural #murals #muralart
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October 6, 2018
BEAUTIFUL DETAILS of the @rekaone work in progress on The B_Line. 🐦 Join us tonight @verticalgallery 6-10p for the first ever showing in Chicago of the work of this Berlin-based, Australian-born artist that is leaving his mark on Chicago and debuting an awesome collection of work spanning multiple disciplines. Details of the opening event today (Saturday, October 6th from 6-10p) for “NEUDECO” can be found @verticalgallery on Instagram. #rekaone #verticalgallery #art #streetart #fultonmarket #fultonmarketdistrict #hubbardstreetmurals #chicago #bline #blinechicago #thebline #rail #railroadphotography #railroad #railroadtracks #mural #murals #muralart
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October 6, 2018

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