Poster Boy is an anonymous NYC artist who uses existing subway ads to create instant collages that comment on consumerism, politics, the media, celebrity and are sometimes just juvenile gross-out jokes or clever plays on words. I like his work best when it’s smart, funny and cutting:
Also a recent collage he made for a magazine cover commenting on the assault on Gaza using a current news photo and Goya paintings:
Of course, he brings to mind Banksy, who I also enjoy, but whose visual style doesn’t always appeal to me. And I love that Poster Boy is taking these commercial posters that corporations have paid for and turning them into commentary.