See "The Dancers" statue's Colorado-pride underwear

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Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams, known on Facebook as "The Wullums," came up with a novel way of altering one of "The Dancers," the Jonathan Borofsky statues installed near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex -- by yarn-bombing a Colorado flag Speedo.

Williams's shot of "Project Speedo" deservedly wins our Photo of the Day prize.

Here's a larger look at the photo:

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Kyle Williams

Williams tells us "Project Speedo" was inspired by his desire to create some street art. The site of "The Dancers" struck him as a good location, since it's one he and many others pass by every day.

According to him, the actual execution ended up being tougher then he had planned.

"It was very difficult, actually," Williams notes. "If you look at the front, it kind of looks like a diaper, because we didn't get a big enough ladder apparently."

He adds that "Project Speedo" isn't the only street art he plans to create.

"Keep your eyes peeled for more stuff," he hints. "Hopefully I can do more projects like this."

Read on for more photos of "The Dancers" in their natural state.

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Brandon Sims
Brandon Sims

ya'll need to chill out. it was a 24 hour prank that looked amazing.

Seth Strick
Seth Strick

It was a yarnbomb so at least someone took the time to create the undies, no damage done, graffiti on a new light, i hope this trend blows up around my eyes i wanna see it :-)

jiggydmented
jiggydmented

Why can't the negative people keep their opinions to themselves . This is awesome and everyone who says it is "stupid" or "moronic" is just jealous that they haven't the creative spark for self expression.

Mark Hendryx
Mark Hendryx

Man, be appreciative of the fact you have art in this city, I moved here recently and love it, art, flag motif underwear, and all. Any native should be proud of the public art and all the state pride. Many states don't have art or pride.

Christopher Black
Christopher Black

they are kinda revealing!but when they was naked,nobody bothered to look!too wierd

Scott Adelmann
Scott Adelmann

its cool but people are takeing the colordo flag a little overboard past few years

Jason Villalobos
Jason Villalobos

Terrible sculpture without it and with it is even worse.

Anika Zappe
Anika Zappe

My least favorite public artwork. The pants could only improve these. I all ready think they're ridiculous. I love Colorado so the pants make me smile.

Leeann Shaw Harness
Leeann Shaw Harness

Because of my build I always tell people that I posed for these. It gets a good laugh. But really, you could have asked before dressing me!

Gail L. Kamlay
Gail L. Kamlay

I liked the dancers just the way they were, but the Colorado Flag is ok too!?!!

Venus Lewis
Venus Lewis

ewwww, take it off! Let them be free!!!

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

I'm a big fan of non-destructive street art, but it's a lot less fun when the artist tells everybody about it to get his name in the paper.  Now, it just seems like he's aping the 'ball and chain' knitted on to the Big Blue Bear from a few years ago and getting the recognition.

Can't be a street artist and an attention whore.  Those are divergent ideas.

Jeremiah St James
Jeremiah St James

Its just in time for the winter freeze those guys are about to feel tomorrow!

Jeremiah St James
Jeremiah St James

Me too! And I'd wear them downtown just to irritate the naggy women on her that are griping LOL

Jeremiah St James
Jeremiah St James

Chillax! Is any form of artistic expression "Necessary"? Nope. We don't love it out of necessity.

Jeremiah St James
Jeremiah St James

Ladies here are WAY too serious. Its all in good fun. Heck, I'd wear Colorado boxers... My toosh is proud to be native :) haha There's a huge difference between a private for-profit corporation branding and the State flag. You all need a vacation! They should make those normal size. I'd wear'm :)

James Gold
James Gold

I'm actually surprised they're not wearing yoga pants, Uggs, and some sort of hemp-woven tunic.

Kortney Morrison
Kortney Morrison

So we're branding our sculptures now? What's next? "The Big Blue Bear, brought to you by CenturyLink™"

Brandon Adian
Brandon Adian

I wouldn't consider this street art. No offense to anyone but it's actually pretty stupid. Like he couldn't think of anything better.

jiggydmented
jiggydmented

@Isoceles Woodsfish A really big ladder 

jiggydmented
jiggydmented

@steppesmusic Tell me, how do you get noticed as an artist when you never alert the press. Westword is more of a magazine than a newspaper anyhow.

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@jiggydmented @steppesmusic Oh, let's see...you just be good at art and don't appropriate other people's ideas?  Let's consider an extreme example: do you ever see Banksy granting interviews?  Or do you ever see Banksy copying the same art idea on the same, exact building and then go bragging to everyone?


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