Last week, a relatively unknown street artist named SABO plastered the progressive streets of Beverly Hills, California with 25 posters depicting a well-muscled and tatted up Ted Cruz smoking a cigarette. If you want new experience, you may try vape and have it here at devinedist.com. where they offer Wholesale vapor juice. You also must try marijuana vaporizers & vape products on migvapor.com for the best alternative smoke products. He titled it “Ted Cruz’s So-Cal ‘Blacklisted and Loving It’ Tour.” Overnight the story went viral and SABO became the talk of the twitterverse. People were demanding to know who this outrageously edgy new artist was. I discovered SABO when I read one of his comments at the LA Taco, then followed the link back to his Facebook page. Interesting thing…he also likes to type all of his comments in caps. He’s not shouting, it’s just his style.
Not only is his art edgy, so is his rhetoric.
(PJMedia) – […] Sabo, an articulate and in-your-face 46-year-old street artist, former Marine, and self-professed Hollywood Republican, grew up in Texas and Louisiana. His Twitter profile says, “I am not a Left-Wing-Zombie-Artist. I am on the edge, the only true rebel artist in LA.” According to his website, UNSAVORYAGENTS (where he’s currently selling Cruz posters), Sabo believes the Right has a great message, but he is frustrated that the Republicans refuse to counter attacks from the Left. He thinks those on the Right are not very well-educated or equipped in fighting back. “A lot of times we simply can’t because they own so many platforms. I find that frustrating,” said Sabo.
He is aiming to change that, one poster at a time.
After attending art school, Sabo worked in advertising but didn’t find the work to be a good fit. When George W. Bush became president, Sabo says life became difficult for Republicans in Hollywood. He was frustrated by the onslaught of messages from the left. “Where were the voices on my side? I just felt like the left was defining who I was. I didn’t see anyone on the right setting them straight,” Sabo said. “I just said, screw it, man. I’m going to do my part.”
“My aim as an artist is to be as dirty, ground level, and mean as any Liberal artist out there, more so if I can,” he boasts on his website. “Use their tactics, their methods, appeal to their audience, the young, urban, street urchins with a message they never hear in a style they own.”
Sabo’s work is controversial, intended to shock and provoke thought. “Politically incorrect” does not begin to describe it: Nazi flags with the Obama symbol. “Hillary 2016″ on a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz. Beyonce with a burka. A sign that says, “Fags the New Nig**rs.”
Just to be clear, this kind of street art is illegal and it can be dangerous. It involves slapping up posters in the dead of night in places where they don’t belong — only to have them disappear in the morning. Sabo said he takes his life in his hands when he scales a billboard to put up a poster. There are also competing street artists (some of them not friendly) and the police to contend with, though authorities sometimes look the other way. “Actually, a cop pulled up right behind me when I was doing one of these Ted Cruz posters,” Sabo said. “And the guy’s like, ‘Dude, they’re only gonna buff it the next morning, so why don’t you move along?’”
Sabo, who said he is not involved with the Cruz campaign, explained that he came up with the idea to create the inked version of the Texas senator while visiting the shop of a friend on Venice Beach who does posters of Marilyn Monroe with tattoos. He thought, “You know, this guy’s a maverick of sorts, let’s see what that looks like.” He admitted, “I know very little about him outside of him taking stands against RINOs from time to time and in Washington these days that’s enough to get him the right kind of attention. That for me was enough to do this image in his support.” He drew an image of what he envisioned for the poster but received lukewarm responses. Nevertheless, he proceeded. “I’m not the kind of person who’s going to sit around in an office and wait for a committee,” Sabo said, “So I figured I’ll just do it myself and $100 later I had everything I needed.” (Read more...)