Real street art: potholes turned into mosaics

Since 2013, Chicago artist Jim Bachor has turned potholes on the city streets into mosaics. At WGN9, he writes:

What got me going with mosaics originally was the durability. I visited Pompeii for the first time in the late 1990s, and a tour guide pointed out an ancient mosaic and said, glass and marble don't fade. So that mosaic that we're looking at looks just like the artist intended 2000 years ago....

I still don't know if it's legal or not, but I have had discussions with police through the years, about a half dozen, and once they know what I'm doing they don't have an issue with it.

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More work in progress shots from the 6th Detroit install. “Bouquet” is located at Riopelle and Adelaide in Eastern Market. •••••• #bachor #jimbachor #potholeart #potholeartinstallations #muralsinthemarket #easternmarket

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NOT FAKE NEWS! Sadly "This is not a pothole. Anymore." is on it's last legs. Check it out before it's gone! Northeast corner of Michigan and Ohio smack dab in the middle of downtown Chicago. Sad! (Photo credit: Pat Owens)

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