Considered as one of the most relevant and forward-thinking artists of his generation, KAWS (Brian Donnelly) is critically lauded for his multi-disciplinary practice that draws upon pre-existing imagery to comment wittily on consumer culture. With his penchant for collaborations with industry giants, KAWS blurs the boundaries between fine and commercial art as he engages with audiences beyond global museums and galleries.
I’ve been noticing this mural out the window of the M15 SBS bus as it speeds up Allen Street during my journey home from work on selected evenings. From the look of it, I assumed this was just a mural of Homer Simpson’s face peaking out from the side of a building on Stanton Street. But on closer inspection, it proved to be much more.
Anyone who is up on their pop culture would recognize the hand at the left as belonging to the beloved cartoon character — and star of his own Broadway musical — SpongeBob SquarePants, and when you closely examine Homer’s face, he has quite obviously taken on the complexion of SpongeBob. Thus, this is HomerBob, the creation of street artist Jerkface.
He’s just next to the MeatBall Shop! Yummy!
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This “Instagram Fodder” by humorist street artist Hanksy is located on the northeast corner of Kenmare and Mulberry Streets in Soho, NYC.
I saw a couple of these Homer Made To Stay stickers — where the “O” in Homer is a Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut — on 11th Avenue between 18th and 20th Streets when I was in that area recently. I can’t find any reference to its meaning or creator on the Google. And so, it remains a mystery until someone leaves an enlightening message in the comments; which means you’ll be waiting a long, long time.
This has to be Homer Simpson’s Favorite Christmas Tree, Amiright?