The Top 10 Pieces of Political Street Art

Categories: Politics

john_boehner_hairspray_buffal_bill-thumb-560x629.jpg
John Boehner makes a cameo at 18th and Valencia.
We spotted this John Boehner street art gem Tuesday night in the Mission, and it got us thinking -- political street art is pretty rad, and sometimes pretty radical. San Francisco definitely has its fair share, but, of course, we're not the only ones with artist-activists.

In tribute, we've put together a collection of some of our favorite pieces from this city and elsewhere. Just don't get caught making your own.

10. Obama/JFK mash-up

obamaphoto-thumb-450x543.jpg
Spotted at Townsend and Fourth streets.

We found this one awhile back, but we still love it for the way it combines the likenesses of JFK and Obama. It has a simple but bold black-and-white style that works well.


9. German bathroom art

5176772100_66b5457a8f.jpg
via Flickr
Spotted in Munich, Germany.
Some of the references here are a bit beyond us (those crazy Germans), but we can definitely appreciate Obama's likeness and his cutesy speech bubble. As an added plus, this was spotted in a bathroom, and anything that makes us less bored while we pee gets a gold star in our book.

My Voice Nation Help
4 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Ahas
Ahas

thanks for posting this!

CRO
CRO

The 'Elephant Walk' is by Chicago artist CRO. Thanks for the love! The sun is a later addition by NiceOne.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...