Bram and I have received a lot of crap from our New York City friends over our home state of New Jersey. Well we’d now like to challenge all the Jerz haters to name us another state that has a public piece of art immortalizing the forefathers of punk rock (including Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins)!
While visiting Asbury Park, NJ for the I’ll Be Your Mirror ATP Fest, artist Shepard Fairey (who created the famous “Hope” image in President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, as well as the OBEY sticker campaign) has been creating a series of original art pieces along the beach town’s older brick facades. Among the pieces is a 900-square-foot wheat paste project that immortalizes punk icons like Joey Ramone, Johnny Rotten, Joe Strummer, and Ian MacKaye in addition to Danzig and Rollins. The monument, being referred to as “Mount Rush-core,” can be seen adjacent to Asbury Lanes.
It may not be a shrine to metal, but we at Metal Insider are proud that the shores of our home state is being showcased for something that doesn’t include Snooki’s cooch. You can find out more about Fairey’s recent work in Asbury Park in a profile written by Eastern Surf.
[picture taken from gallery featured in Eastern Surf]