We’ve all seen the ubiquitous stencil art around town – often, but not always, making some pointed political or social commentary.
But you’ll prove you really know the city if you can identify the locale of this work:
It’s part of a much larger work on the south side of Catherine Street, on a concrete retaining wall across from the loading dock for UM’s 300 North Ingalls Building. The stenciling alone is interesting, but even more intriguing is the commentary – “IT’S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE” – written beneath it.
What you can do now, or what The Chronicle will do when we have time, is help answer these questions:
- How long has this stencil work been in place?
- Did the artist who put up the stencils also write the philosophical commentary?
- Who’s better looking – the Mona Lisa or Marilyn Monroe?