Chris Drew, Patron Saint of Street Artists Revised in Memorium by beartnow on Flickr.
©2013 (reimagined, reissued) illustration by Nancy Bechtol, photo by Hermann Wieland and support by Ron Grenko. the 3 of us were his “Crew” documenting his challenge to the Chicago Peddler’s License, and later the Ill. Eavesdropping law, which in 2009, no one had ever heard of! Supported by the ” legal angels” who sincerely were so dedicated and supported him for the 2.5 years of the ordeal—his 2 pro-bono attorneys, Mark Weinberg (who was there to defend Chris for the challenge to the Peddler’s License) and Joshua Kutnick.(who won the case vs Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney as Judge Sachs declared the law UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Image is based from an On Location Shoot 2009 from angel wings in cases as an ad for Victoria Secret campaign on Michigan Ave. Chris stood in front of the case and later we called him the angel, patron saint of street artists. :) released today in “Celebration of Chris Drew’s Life” held at the American Indian Center, Chicago. April 28th. People who knew Chris for all walks of life and truly a tribute to what he believed in. His legacy continues.