When it rains, it pours. On Monday, local working artist Dave Ryan discovered his silver 1991 Subaru Legacy had been stolen from in front of his house at 18th and E. Denny Way on Capitol Hill. Ryan’s car (license plate ADJ 8442) contained many hundred of his stenciled records that he earns his living by selling at art walks, street fairs, and farmer’s markets. He had recently resumed driving his Subaru because, two weeks prior, his van was rear-ended and totaled. Ryan’s car was full of his art because he had returned home after dark from a long day at the Fremont Sunday Market and planned to spend Monday replenishing his art showings at businesses around the Seattle.
Given Ryan’s distinctive street art style and the unusual medium for his stencils (old vinyl records), it is conceivable that someone will spot the stolen artwork and return it to him.
His stenciled records hang on the walls of such local establishments as Full Tilt Ice Cream, Flying Squirrel Pizza, Prana Cuts, Georgetown Liquor Company, Pies & Pints, and Wedgwood Ale House. Examples of Ryan’s art can also be seen on his web site’s gallery at http://www.manticorestencilart.com/.
Please be on the lookout. If you have any information, contact the Seattle Police Department or Dave Ryan at 360-649-6889.