Boogie Woogie Panda (and Nicki)
Artist: Nathan Welch
(photo by Rich)
This panda is actually an homage of sorts to the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, as it recreates Mondrian's painting "Broadway Boogie Woogie" on the bear. The artist claimed that he "wanted to create a Panda design that would relate to D.C., and reference the greater world of art and art history" but that "the actual connection with Mondrian's painting has to do with D.C.'s often frustrating traffic and gridlock patterns."
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