Posted November 1st 2011 at 9:36 am by
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Pop-Up Street Chair Posters from Boston to Miami

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Boston4_smallI posted the Make Yourself at Home Chair on a building in the active Kenmore Square neighborhood of Boston. The building on Commonwealth Avenue, abandoned since the nineties, has become somewhat of an urban canvas.  Students from the local Eliot School and Boston artists cover the boarded building with their painting and murals. Despite interest from many to redevelop the property, it remains unused year after year. When I posted my chair, I wanted people to think about putting the building back into use just as the woman in the poster put the discarded sofa back into use in New Orleans. Unfortunately, my chair did not weather the rainstorms of the last few days and fell to the ground. Installation and photos by Laura Delgado

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Somerville3_smallThis is a Vacant storefront at 217B Highland Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts. The space was formerly “Comfortable Massage Center” a sketchy Asian massage joint. It closed after being open for only four months near my house. The Japanese Pride Chairs poster also did not last long, and was removed after only four hours. Installation and photos by Amy Stitely

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Pop-Up Street Chair Posters from Boston to MiamiI posted the Stranded Robot Chair along the Charles River at the corner of Mass Ave and Memorial Drive. Runners seemed to gravitate towards it when they needed a place to stretch. Installation and photo by Alexa Mills

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White Plains_smallI hung these Trend-Setting Chairs in White Plains, New York outside the train station at 61 Bank Street. Each day, thousands of commuters go through this station to travel to and from work in New York City. Installation and photo by Kriti Bhandari

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Pop-Up Street Chair Posters from Boston to Miami

Pop-Up Street Chair Posters from Boston to Miami

I tried to post Domo Chair on the M Street Bridge in Georgetown, Washington D.C., but it fell into the ravine so I had to go down and fish it out. Then I decided to put it on this box instead of the bridge. Domo Chairs looked good when I first put them up, but the next day, after an overnight rainstorm, they were wet and vandalized. So I taped them back up. Installation and photos by Erin Rosenbaum

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Gainesville_smallThe Chair with Inanimate Buddies and Guard Chair hang outside Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville, Florida. Installation and photos by Christina Ruhfel

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Miami3_smallI put up the Old Guys Chatting Chairs on 15th Street, which is a major cross street in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach. The location is one block away from Washington Avenue on the fence of an abandoned foreclosed apartment building. This vacant building is symbolic of the real estate situation in South Florida. Installation and photos by Benjy Himmelfarb

This post is part of the International Street Chair Pop-Up Show.

One response to “Pop-Up Street Chair Posters from Boston to Miami”

  1. Ramya says:

    I love that building in Kenmore (that Indian restaurant right next to it is pretty good too). Also, now that I notice there is a poster in my city, I’ll have to go check it out! Really cool project!