Let’s face it, 2008 was the year of Obamart and Obama street art. The art world couldn’t get enough of the nation’s first black presidential contender with a good chance of winning, Barack Obama, but 2012 is another story. Has the passion for Obama died down? Will the street art battle be more fierce with possible Michelle Bachmann-loving wheatpastes or stencils professing love for Mitt Romney appearing in Brooklyn or LA’s Little Tokyo?
The Republican or Democratic party primaries haven’t even started and Head Hoods has already lobbed the first grenade into the street art arena with these posters I spotted in Williamsburg this week.