Here’s a fresh stencil graffiti piece by ABOVE). It features none other than a greedy AIG executive doing what he does best — cheating & stealing. This is one of my personal favorites — I love the triumphant expression on his chubby face. Be sure to watch the video below. Have a great Easter Sunday everyone!
In passing, I had heard of the man who had walked across the Twin Towers on a tightrope. I racked it in my brain along with equally bizarre feats: the guy who crashed down Niagara Falls in a barrel, Evil Knievel jumping sixteen cars on his motorcycle, David Blaine being David Blaine—they’re all there together. I already knew the outcome; he made it across. It’s interesting and all, but I was skeptical of Man On Wire, a feature length documentary that focuses entirely on a single fleeting moment. Does the tightrope walker, Philippe Petit have a drug addiction and in his recovery realizes that he must fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a circus performer? Is he doing this as a means for funding an expensive surgery for his terminally ill child? Is it an extreme method for conquering his fear of heights? How is filmmaker James Marsh possibly going to engage me with ninety-four minutes of tightrope walking, and what melodramatic background story was he going to try and scam me with?
Last week, this stencil piece by graffiti artist Above surfaced outside a bank in Lisbon, Portugal. If you’ve never heard of Above, he’s an eccentric twenty-something artist who travels the world and shares his art. He’s been handcuffed 9 different times. Six times were from police officers in 4 different countries. The other three times were from women in the bedroom. Watch the video.