- Published on Friday, August 26 2011
- Written by Katie Marzullo
When you hear the term “street artists,” it usually conjures up some negative connotations, having long gotten a bad rep as hooligans and vandals. But some street artists, like Cyrcle, are actually not only quite organized but have garnered themselves showings in art galleries and legitimate recognition in the art community... all without sacrificing that rebellious spirit.
It’s no great surprise to learn that Cyrcle’s latest endeavor involves another visionary artist of his day, Charlie Chaplin. Teaming up with clothier Five Four, the artists have designed a piece entitled “Chaplin We Never Die” and debuted it last night (August 25) in Culver City as part of their We Never Die! art showcase. The highly imaginative piece features a pleated portrait of Chaplin’s face which, depending on what angle you’re looking at it from, displays either the actor’s familiar mustachioed mug or a (also mustachioed) skull. Check it out below:
The show was attended by none other than the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, who dug the piece and showed his support for the Cyrcle team:
In the vein of the “Never Die” attitude, Five Four is keeping the design alive by creating a line of T-shirts featuring the image and selling them through their Website for a very reasonable $19.99. They are also offering a very limited line of jeans handed painted by the Cyrcle artists themselves – but they only made 25 pairs, so better get on that soon!
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor