June 28, 2011

Moustache Man Arrested in NYC

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Sometimes when you mix art and facial hair, you get into trouble. The guy responsible for 'enhancing' billboards in NYC by adding some art of his own ended up being the victim of his own popularity:

"For street artists, sometimes acclaim can be the worst enemy. Case in point: Moustache Man (aka Moustache, aka the Moustache Bandit) beloved by New York City subway riders for his simple but witty trick of using a felt-tip marker to write the word "moustache" (always with the European 'u') in curly cursive script on the upper lip of people in various advertisements. He had successfully eluded the police for more than a year, but authorities announced that they managed to track down the rogue artist last week based on his "Internet bragging."

Read the article: Moustache Man, NYC's Irrepressible Subway Artist, Humbled at the Hands of the Law
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Posted by Derek Markham at June 28, 2011 3:44 PM
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