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Wheat paste artist fakes Fashion billboard – Updated post

While on his way to work in the Theater District, Giovanni D’Angelo came across a fashion billboard relic from a long defunct department store.

As if frozen in time, the advertisement is a beautiful reminder as to the history of the once formidable shopping district. “I assume this hasn’t been seen since the 1950’s,” Giovanni wrote to me. “This was just uncovered along the Washington Street side of the old AM&A’s Department Store. Since AM&A’s didn’t move into this location until 1960, this would have been from when it was the J.N. Adam’s Department Store – looks like new!”

I’m not sure what is planned for this fashionably dated billboard, but it would be prudent to see it somehow salvaged and reused as either an outdoor public art piece or even inside one of the nearby public-accessible businesses (if it is in jeopardy where it is now located).

Updated info from “not in echo” artist C K:

I was the artist that did the old ad.  I did it as my “not in ECHO” outside project.  I’ve been thinking about this project for over a year now and the event gave me the perfect timing.  There will be more to come as I am going to be wheat pasting on… [deleted for surprise factor].  I am just trying to breathe life into these boarded up buildings. I recently worked on the Church of Assumption mural on Amherst Street and have been working on the Larkin Mural on the back of the Filling Station.
-Thanks for keeping people informed… -CK



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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