Title: Uncle Sam.
When I think about Chicago I always think about the cities vast supply of street art and murals. Of course, one name that always comes to mind if the Jeff Zimmermann. I still remember my first introduction with his work as I wandered around the Pilsen Neighborhood… I guess you could say it was love at first sight. From his photo realistic portraits to his bold use of color, not to mention the stories his murals tell - I was hooked. I also take pride in the fact that I have not only met Jeff but have become friends with him, hell he even nicknamed me “TJ” and I proudly display one of his pieces of art on my wall. I’ve taken a lot out of my relationship with Jeff but the one thing that he constantly presses every time we meet up is that I need to always my own artist and to carry my passion through in everything I do. Wise, wise words in today’s art market. Oh, and he can go head to head with me in a margarita drinking marathon!