This limited edition print depicts a template for one of Clown Soldier's monumental street art works located at 55 Waterbury Street off the L train in BROOKLYN, NY. Clown Soldier has gained recent recognition at Fountain Art Fair as well at Brooklyn Street Art, a popular blog on the genre. CS's style is both easily recognizable and beyond the purview of recognizable narrative.
Clown Soldier, armed with a formal art background, brings to the streets of New York a appoach devoid of any specific political message or agenda and leaves the viewer to take away what they will from what they see. This work is based directly on the orignal "book cover collage" that inspired Clown Soldiers street art intervention which can be seen in Bushwick.
"There was a photographer who’s name I can’t remember right now who said that they felt like they were Richard Dreyfus in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" - He’s got "Devils Mountain" in his mind. And he’s making Devil’s Mountain with his mashed potatoes his family thinks he’s crazy. And he’s ripping apart his house and he takes everything including the garbage and makes this Devil’s Mountain in his living room. It’s like he knows something – he’s like ’this is something’ – he&rsquos channeling something... And that’s what I feel like when I’m cutting up the stuff. I’m channeling something. Something is there and I’m going after it. And I’m not exactly sure what it is.""But also there is a consistent absurdity to me of all the work. There’s a sense of humor. I feel like there is a whimsical quality and my sense of humor comes across. But it’s the same strangeness, same absurdity.