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.