Kid Hazo Paints HUGE, Cheeky Homage to Mural Arts Program Outside Honeygrow!
Happy April Fools’ Day, Philly!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Philly’s most joking street artist, none other than Kid Hazo, as he spent the day painting a HUGE, cheeky homage to Philly’s Mural Arts Program outside Philly-based Honeygrow‘s new headquarters in Fishtown (on Front street, between Columbia and Oxford)… So much Philly! <3
I, perhaps needless to say, LOVE this!
This is not only Kid’s second consecutive brilliant April Fools’ Day joke, after last year’s poop emoji outside PAFA. But also his latest in poking some playful fun at a Philly institution, like when he ticketed the PPA, or put this up on Drexel’s ‘Frat House Row,’ or posted these genius takes on those ubiquitous Visit Philly ads.
OMG I love this city!
A joke within a joke, a Mural Arts within a Mural Arts parody… Surprise: this homage was in fact created by Kid Hazo WITH Mural Arts (and Honeygrow)!
In fact, Kid Hazo’s currently working with Mural Arts’ Art Education program to create yet another mural with the help of Philly students… More info on that soon!
And in possibly even greater news, Honeygrow plans to hire local artists, like Kid Hazo, to paint a number of the walls (both inside and out) of their new Fishtown headquarters! I’ll definitely be posting about that when it happens, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, here’s some additional behind-the-scenes photos from the creation of this Kid Hazo/ Mural Arts/ Honeygrow April Fools’ Day mural…