The Silver Man

Posted: April 25, 2016 in Artwork
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The Silver Man

One of the highlights of this lunchtime bike ride was happening upon a street performance artist who had set up and was performing in front of the White House.  I have also seen him at the Lincoln Memorial. He is “The Silver Man,” and he has a silver backpack, silver guitar and even a silver bike as well.  He stands motionless beside a sign that says he will move if you pay him. He also has a sign that he is running for President, and his campaign slogan is “The best nation is a donation.”  Based on what I’ve seen from many of the other presidential candidates, he may have a chance.  This kind of street performer is common in other cities like New York and Baltimore.  But unlike public artwork, which is prevalent, you don’t see street performers as frequently here in the national capital city.  I, for one, would welcome more street performers like him.  However, I’d have to see what The Silver Man’s platform is and his position on the issues before he would get my support as a candidate for President. 

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Comments
  1. A rare sight in Washington, DC for sure. Not sure why, we have as many tourists as those other places. Maybe the tripod police (who like to shoo away photographers) have a similar mission to thwart this activity. Or, perhaps this is the first indication of the fallout from the recent restrictions imposed on street performers in Times Square.

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