Enormous "City Band" Pencil Portrait

Chris LaPorte found a small, old, faded, and somewhat blurry photo he found in his mother’s basement and decided to draw it… The result is spectacular.

Inspired by a photograph of Chris’ grandfather’s 1926 high school marching band in Bay City, Michigan, it took a year to create and was submitted in the 2012 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI.

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The photo to drawing ratio is 1:540 and is not a copy of a photograph but an original composition. Drawn onto panels on the wall, no projection of any kind was used.

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City Band will be exhibited at the University of North Carolina starting January 18 2013.

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Video available at: http://vimeo.com/44556964.
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