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Adrienne Shishko’s wrapped buildings adorn Crystal City, VA & the news!

With Amazon’s choices for its new headquarters being the talk of much of the news media, Adrienne Shishko’s Crystal City buildings have illustrated many of the printed and television pieces discussing the company’s selection.

While the many articles don’t mention her brightly colored fabrics (alas!), clearly Shishko’s pop of color lends interest to what would otherwise be a mundane city streetscape. As Shishko herself said, “Public art disrupts and animates urban spaces, enabling people to see and experience the built environment in a new way. I believe the colorful building wrap I did in Crystal City became an iconic image of the Amazon story because it symbolically captured the energy and appeal of the neighborhood that ultimately won the Amazon bid.”

Take a look at just a sampling of the articles from sources such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, PBS News Hour and the Today Show, where you can find Shisko’s wrapped buildings – all featured in just the last couple of weeks – and click on the images to be brought to the articles!

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Washington Post November 3rd, 2018
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Wall Street Journal, November 4th, 2018
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The Today Show, November 5th, 2018
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New York Times, November 5th, 2018
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New York Times, November 7th 2018
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PBS News Hour, November 8th, 2018
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NBC Local News 4, November 13th, 2018


Luckily, the Washington Post actually did write an entire article on Shishko’s wrapped buildings, which you can read here.

One of the works by Massachusetts artist Adrienne Shishko features impressionistic colors. (John Kelly/The Washington Post)

Check out this news report on the buildings as well as an interview with Shishko as well!

What’s the deal with all these colorful buildings popping up in Crystal City?

Wrapped from A Shishko.


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