Poster Boy is an anonymous New York City based street artist whose only utensil is a razor. He is known for satiric collage-like works created by cutting out sections of the self-adhesive advertisement posters in the platforms of New York City subway stations, and pasting them back in different positions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Poster Boy also refers to a ‘Poster Boy movement’ where other people produce similar unsigned work in the New York City subways imitating this original artist.
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Poster Boy NYC
With a backdrop of changing political times in America and the continuing worldwide economic crisis, political satire is seemingly experiencing a renaissance in New York City.
Poster Boy NYC has been described as a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade. Preferring to remain anonymous Poster Boy NYC is said to be a group or movement who use razor blades to cut out and re-arrange elements of billboard images on the New York Subway to make both political and satirical statements about contemporary issues. Their belief is a simple one, one mans vandalism is anothers political art turning Subway stations into their own public art galleries.
Spending Time With Poster Boy
Poster Boy is a New York City based street artist. By using a razor, Poster Boy slices up advertisements in the subway system to create completely original works of art. Due to the illegal nature of his work, Poster Boy remains anonymous.
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Music “Cuando Marvilla Fui” by El Guincho
Artsworld – NYC’s ‘Poster Boy’ – 06 July 09
Limited to the subway adds at any given station, NYC’s most controversial artist Poster Boy, cuts, splices and reworks these images into pieces of free public art full of social commentary and humor for commuters to enjoy.
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Poster Boy: Gone Fishin
On February 21, 2009, an advertising firm handed Poster Boy a MoMA jacket and gave him free range of the MoMA branded Atlantic-Pacific subway station in New York. Turns out the firm wasn’t supposed to do that, and MoMA fired them. Whoops.