A few months back, life-size monopoly pieces were spotted on the streets of Chicago by Christopher Jobson of Colossal. After some delving, the work was attributed to a street artist known as Bored, who had been at work transforming the city’s sidewalks into huge replicas of game pieces. In contrast to a stencil or mural, Bored’s 3D creations included Monopoly ‘Chance’ cards announcing a marriage proposal, alongside painted stone slabs and a pair of enormous dice.
The pieces are designed to be continually transforming, with messages on the Community Chest cards being repainted or obscured to change their meaning. Dissatisfied with traditional street art, the artist/group aimed to create works which can be re-imagined by others, ‘beaten down, kicked, yanked, grabbed, and broken,’ making the ever-evolving installations a truly public work of art.