In your face with a savant style somewhere between Gary Panther, Travis Lampe and Neckface, Sickid brings the grotesque and weird to the LA neighborhoods east of Vermont with some savage can work and wicked Wheatpastes.
"An L.A. native who grew up amid the visual cacophony of K-Town, SICKID was weaned on Transformers, Robotek, early Cartoon Network and comic books, gravitating more toward the character-driven work of artists like Barry McGee, Neckface and Miss Van than letters.
Sickid has been up to no good since about 2012, especially in the Echo Park and Silverlake neighborhoods, but has also been spotted in New York and Miami. His paste attacks target Scientology advertisements at bus stops or Angelyne billboards, and inspiration seems to come from drag queens, professional wrestlers, rap videos and liquor stores, according to Doug Harvey in the artsy.net editorial. Upon closer inspection of his Instagram profile, however, one can also discover quite spectacular paintings on canvas. And the journey is not yet over.
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the Urban Dictionary
defines the slang word ‘sickid’ as:
… a cross between sick and wicked that goes above and beyond both of those words. For example, something awesome could be described as "siiiiiiiick" or, if you lived in the early 90's, "wicked!". However, the most totally maxed-out PHat kickin rad fetchn' biznus crank poppin and slammin thang eva, would be....’sickid’..
Angelyne, who was probably born in Poland, is a US-American model and
actress. She is also a singer (in the band Blue Boy, together with her partner at that time). Playboy magazine called her "the most famous blonde in Los Angeles".
Angelyne became famous at the beginning of the 1980s when she had a picture of herself depicted on numerous billboards in Los Angeles. She presents herself as a sex bomb with platinum blonde hair, shrill make-up, huge silicone breasts and ostentatiously cut out, pink clothes. About her appearance, she has said: "Barbie wished she was me". Who will pay the immense costs of renting the big billboards for years to come is unknown. Her "appearances" consist only of her driving through Los Angeles in a pink Corvette. "Angelyne belongs to Los Angeles like the Hollywood sign" and she is "famous for being famous" , as written in the September 1997 issue of Playboy.
She appeared in a few movies and guest-starred in some television shows. In 1990 she was nominated for her supporting role in Earth Girls Are Easy for the Golden Raspberry. "Angelyne can't really do anything, but she can do it really well. It is for that very reason that the "actress" from Hollywood finds herself in the city of the rich and (not always) beautiful. She is as well-known as a colourful dog and has become an icon. (promyflash)
In 2003, she ran for governor of California. Her election slogan was: "We've had Gray, we've had Brown now it's time for some blond and pink". With 2536 votes she came in 28th place. In 2008 she ran for the honorary position of Mayor of Hollywood which is purely representative and without any political authority. (Wikipedia)