Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh - Public Interruption

Today, March 30th, is Vincent Van Gogh's birthday. And to celebrate this day, street artist Snyder orchestrated a public interruption with a statue next to the beach. This was extremely well done. Click the jump for more

The overhaul of the statue was comprehensive and multi-faceted. The 'improvements' include a severed ear, Absinthe bottle, sunflowers and card are at the base. In addition, the statue is decked out in full costume. It even had an easel was welded on! And on that easel there is a painting of the view from the sculpture in a post impressionism style.

In addition, 6 paper mache crows are scatted around the sculpture and in the intersection.

We have seen some amazing pieces from Snyder recently. Each has meaning on many different levels, and this piece is absolutely brilliant.

To see more, check out Snyder's Flickr.


  1. Thats San Elijo State Beach -Cardiff by the Sea/Encinitas-hour south of LA.
    Love it!!

  2. This is amazing! Great interactive piece.

  3. That's what I'm talkin' bout!!!
    Hell yeah Snyder...adaptation is a beaut...

  4. awesome...Happy Birthday V.V.G.

  5. "Cardiff Kook" as he is affectionately called around these parts.