Jim Carrey‘s street art — or in this case, studio art — has a purpose. Apparently, city officials had painted over some murals he had painted outside his West Village art studio a while ago. Firstly — that sucks. Secondly — we’re totally impressed by this artistic side of him! We had no idea! So now, armed with his spray cans, Jimbo wants to make a point about public art and its right to exist saying, “…I’m just doing my job now as an artist and putting it back up.”
He’s using the help of an imaginary buddy called “Baba” who is supposed to be a “ mischievous deity … [who] exists in negative space” with a message that states, “This graffiti reapplied pursuant to … [Baba]“. That’s Baba up there in the photographs who, correct us if we’re wrong, looks like he’s sitting in the lotus pose. That’s probably because there’s no angry artist vigilante here. Jim’s doing it the peaceful way explaining, “They can take it down again if they want to and it’s OK with me … I’ll even pay for it.” Keep on painting, dude. We’re on your side.
[Photo: Splash News Online]