Thursday, December 10, 2009


These are two of Filipino-American artist BREN BATACLAN's paintings now on exhibit at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue. In 2003, Bren began his street art installation called "The Smile Boston Project." The project involves the artist leaving his cartoon inspired paintings for people to take for free all over Boston. Attached to each painting is a note saying, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." Bren, often referred to as the "smile artist," has since gone worldwide to paint murals and exhibit paintings across the country. The images above are photos of the paintings on display at the Philippine Center which is located on Fifth Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets.

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