SacSix is a Miami born artist now living in NYC. His #SidewalksAndIcons street art series explores pop culture icons, past and present, and their relationship with the streets of New York. This image of the late Amy Winehouse as an enhaloed Statue of Liberty was spotted on a boiler truck parked on Avenue B, across the street from Tompkins Square Park. Get a detailed look at the piece in the photo below.
Kanye West is a person who embodies everything that is pathetic and sad about pop culture. The fact that he is married to a Kardashian sister and worships Dump makes him even more repugnant to me. I don’t really see how he has fans, but there is no accounting for taste. This mural by street artist SacSix (part of his #sidewalksandicons series) portrays West as Saint Sebastian. More importantly, it is a take on the famous cover of Esquire magazine from April, 1968 that portrayed prizefighter Muhammad Ali as the famous martyr, which makes it even more polarizing. The mural is excellent, but Kanye is a pathetic loser whose only talent is for shameless self promotion. Yawn City. Please stop making this man famous.
What I like about this wheat-paste — by Brooklyn Street Artist SacSix — is that it’s actually a clever mash-up of the famous Bob Gruen photo of John Lennon in his New York City T-Shirt, with the head of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The pigeon on Jerry/John’s shoulder utters a catch phrase from a memorable episode of Sienfeld, which makes this a quintessentially NYC bit of ephemera.
Above Image Photographed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn near the Bedford L Train Station. Image Below added March 14th 2020 as seen on East 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan.