L.A. Street Artist Papers Westside With Anti-Hillary Clinton Posters
The artist known as Sabo depicts Clinton in an Elizabethan gown and ornate ruff with a huge tiara on her head.
Hillary Clinton may enjoy widespread support among Hollywood Democrats, but the town’s most active conservative provocateur — the guerrilla artist who calls himself Sabo — is emerging as her local nemesis.
On the eve of the former first lady and secretary of state’s formal announcement of her presidential candidacy, Sabo papered Motor Avenue near the Fox Studio lot, other parts of the Westside and Hollywood Boulevard with anti-Clinton posters. During one of her recent fundraising trips here, he did the same, putting up graphics that depicted her supporters as the wicked witch’s flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz.
This time around, Sabo’s agit-prop works depict Clinton in an Elizabethan gown and ornate ruff with a huge tiara on her head. Aware that her 2008 campaign for the White House came to grief over what many primary voters saw as Hillary’s assumption that she had the nomination in the bag, her current aides repeatedly stressed that her announcement today was purposely low-key to avoid any suggestion of “a coronation.”
Sabo definitely knows a sore spot when he finds one. "As a Republican, I’ll be more than happy to never see another Bush again," he told The Hollywood Reporter, “but why are the Democrats so incapable” of saying no to Clinton?