No Sleeping or Intimate Contact
No Sleeping or Intimate Contact, original stencil from 2001 with stenciled spray paint on cardboard signed by the artist Bill Dambrova in 2020. (back)
13.5” wide x 11” high.
From 2001 to 2003 I lived in The Lodge art studio in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. At that time Grand Avenue was populated by pimps, prostitutes, gang members, artists, and the homefree. When leaving in the mornings for work often times I couldn’t get out of my front door due to it being blocked by humans enacting in some form of debauchery or laziness. I moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and the spray-painted signage became part of Grand Avenue lore. The Historical Society did their best to preserve the warnings but only one survives to this day. It exists on the outside of The Lodge and has been framed in gold by curator Laura Dragon and incorporated into a JB Snyder mural.
Supporting photos of JB's mural are for reference only and not considered part of the product for sale. All photos ©Bill Dambrova