Originally posted on The New York Observer:
A few days ago, a new work of art popped up in the bathroom of Lower East Side’s Lost Weekend boutique. It is called “The Great Gatspee,” and it is a toilet seat with Leonardo DiCaprio’s face on it.
No, Marcel Duchamp has not risen from the grave to comment on pop culture. It is the work of Hanksy, a pun-obsessed street artist who is taking the city by storm.
“I wanted to do a Leo piece for a while. I loved him on Growing Pains and even though he got all puffy and stuff in recent years, he’s still a damn great actor,” Hanksy told The Observer. “Originally I was going to coin the piece, ‘Leonardo DiCraprio,’ but I decided to be a bit more topical.”
A self-proclaimed “Street Fartist” who has been labeled the “Weird Al” of Street Art for his irreverent riffs on pop culture, Hanksy started out…
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