European Artist Alters NYC Street Signs

Some fun content and pics today over at Animal about a French-born, Italian-based street artist now doing his decal thing in Manhattan.

You have perhaps already noticed one of Anecleto Abraham‘s “installations.” The artist known more commonly as Clet came to town late last month and has quickly pursued his penchant for punchline-ing familiar directional instructions. From Animal founder-editor Bucky Turco’s piece:

Though the NYPD may disagree, Clet doesn’t consider himself an outlaw. “I am not a criminal,” said the 48-year-old Frenchman to Animal. “It’s opinion. I don’t destroy nothing.”

We’re not sure about Clet’s observation that street signs are “symbols of oppression” and emblems of a “one-way conversation from the state to its citizenry.” But hey, if that’s what helps him get his artistic goat on, so be it. Check out the rest of the Animal item here.