Kanye in Cremorne
Last week I heard there was a new Kanye mural of his latest music video just up the road from me, done by the same artist who did the Taylor Smith memorial on Hosier Lane, so I decided to check it out. I don't really give a shit about Kanye or the family he's married into, but I love Melbourne's street art and Lush Sux's work is always top notch.
Cremorne is a weird little suburb nestled in between Swan St and the Yarra. From my apartment I can see it across the river, it's a bunch of old warehouses that are now filled with digital agencies and covered in graffiti art. Even peoples' garages are colourfully decorated.
When I got to Cremorne there was not one, but several Lush Sux murals. The first ones were the 100 emoji and a weirdly muscular Kurt Cobain captioned "Come as your are at me bro".
Then there were the heads of Kanye, Kim, Donald and Lenny, captioned "I dare you to Snapchat Faceswap with this wall".
The faceswap results were horrific and will never see the light of day.
Then there was the main event.
The large mural of Kanye's controversial music video for "Famous" can be found along Stephenson Street, though I haven't been back in the last week so it might've been taken down. You can see heaps of Lush Sux's other work on his Instagram feed.
What's your favourite piece of Melbourne street art?