Sabo Street Art Calls Out California, L.A. Coronavirus Lockdown Overreach
The Los Angeles street artist known as Sabo is no fan of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and has plastered the L.A. area with posters depicting the Democrat governor as a character out of American Psycho.
Sabo put up his latest street art series in Venice Beach, Hollywood, and other high-traffic destinations around L.A. County. One poster shows Gov. Newsom as the Christian Bale character from the 2000 movie American Psycho, renamed “California Psycho.”
Another poster on Hollywood Boulevard near the Dolby Theatre depicts Newsom as a plastic-surgery enhanced monster named “Gruesom,” inspired by the horror movie Saw.
“They want us to all wear masks,” Sabo told Breitbart News. “How fitting, because they wear them all the time.”
Gov. Newsom has put the country’s most populous state on indefinite coronavirus lockdown, though some non-essential businesses have been allowed to re-open, such as malls, but only for curbside pickup. The governor hasn’t announced a date when his shelter-in-place order will lift, except to say that testing and contact tracing will be major factors.
Smaller cities throughout California have pleaded the governor to allow them to re-open their economies as major metropolitan areas including L.A. and San Francisco continue in lockdown mode. L.A. County recently extended its stay-at-home order for an additional three months, until August.