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Tue, 10/09/2012 - 07:46 -- rprice

Jensen and his roommate came up with an idea to leave the paintings on the street with a sign attached that said, “Free Art. If having this art will make your day better, then it’s yours.” It started as an experiment. They thought maybe no one would pick it up, maybe a homeless person would take it or worse, someone who didn’t even like it would snag it just because it was free.

The first painting, which depicted a young Paul McCartney with Beatles lyrics pouring out of his head, was left on a bench in Manhattan. It was gone in seconds. So far Jensen has left six paintings on the streets of New York, where he currently lives, and two in downtown Orlando, where he visits every month for work.

Before dropping paintings off, Jensen tweets a picture of the artwork and where he plans to leave it if friends or fans want to get a head start.