Graffiti messages from the Baker Hotel 2019-2020

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Kim was honored and inspired to capture remnants of graffiti left by the hands of different people and artists who left their mark on the old Baker Hotel.

Kim’s assignment, along with six other photographers, was to photograph the graffiti on the walls of the Baker Hotel before the construction crews took over with the renovation (scheduled to be completed in 2022), at which point the walls would be covered forever. The hotel was closed and abandoned for about forty-seven years. Kim added her own sense of color, composition, and thought to revitalize the images

Graffiti has been an expression for many who have had no voice. I suppose one of my goals here was to shine a light on those voices and perhaps leave a lasting imprint by something as small as adding a new color around a word to make it stand out. I salute all the creatives who did their work in secret. Your voices live on! – Kim Robbins

Limited edition prints are available on canvas or archival matte paper in all sizes. Please email Kim if you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces here.

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