Retribution – The Russel King Way
Some new bolt-ups by NYC street artist russel king have been popping up around LES lately. As always they’re well executed illustrations with the RK signature style, but this one goes deeper(and funnier). Russel has a 80 year old shithead neighbor who is an old actor from the fifties. The guy was the alien from one of the old twilight zone episodes. Some of the better quotes from RK about his walking corpse neighbor.
“He once said to me “suck my fucking cock you faggot homo” because he didn’t like the music at 2:30 in the afternoon.”
“He is pushing 80 now. After screaming at me with his bad breathe he then put his hands up to fight me. I told him I only fight 80 year old women”
So to get at the guy, because your obviously going to punch an 80 year old in the face, he did it the artistic way. By making him the subject of his most recent series. He took the guys old head shot from the 50’s and made 25 bolt ups. All without unique phrases scrawled across them. Now that is how you get back at someone!
Moral of the story, don’t fuck with a street artist. Your face will be plastered all over the city by end of week.
Photos respectfully stolen from RK’s website.