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Find the Newest 'Bear Champ' Street Art, Win Some Free Art

By Darryl Holliday | September 17, 2014 2:04pm
 Artist JC Rivera posted a photo of his newest "Bear Champ" artwork — but you'll have to find it to win.
Artist JC Rivera posted a photo of his newest "Bear Champ" artwork — but you'll have to find it to win.
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LOGAN SQUARE — You've likely seen The Bear Champ around Chicago — if so, you could win some free art.

The yellow bear-turned-pugilist can be spotted in red boxing gloves and various poses around town — the pudgy bear's image is also on a slew of merchandise, including t-shirts and figurines — but its newest graffiti incarnation is waiting to be spotted.

Wicker Park-based artist JC Rivera, a frequent collaborator with Logan Square's Galerie F, recently placed the new piece of street art on a garage and will award a piece of art to the first person who can guess it's location and snap a pic.

"Somewhere in Chicago I just finished painting this. First person to Find it, flick it, tag me gets free art. Good luck!! #thebearchamp #chicago," Rivera posted on his Instagram

The photo contest shows the new Bear Champ piece in an alley, covering an entire garage wall. But no spoilers here — you'll have to figure out the location from the clues in the photo.

Update: Congrats to Danny Cantu, who spotted The Bear Champ in the alley behind Urban Outfitters in Wicker Park. Cantu will get a custom painted spray can — the same can used to paint the newest Bear Champ.