Artists have been largely absent from the public discourse surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, another of which was just lodged, and about which the comedian remains silent. But the street artist FLOOD has offered his take on the sittuation with a provocative piece that appeared on January 25 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
A wheatpasted image of Cosby’s creation Fat Albert, aptly situated outside the bar Fat Baby on Rivington Street, holds up a sign imploring Cosby to “Just admit it!” By appropriating Cosby’s work and using it against him, FLOOD highlights Cosby’s failure to live up to his own family-friendly image. Hyperallergic reached out to the artist to ask about the origins of the piece and he responded with his answers written out alongside a drawing of the piece.
FLOOD‘s Fat Albert wheatpaste is located on the exterior of Fat Baby (112 Rivington Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan).