Buff Monster Strikes Downtown New York City #1


Here’s some recent work by the street artist known as Buff Monster. This pink Japanese-anime-like character – the “Buff Monster” – can be found in many places in Los Angeles, where the artist lives. But this example is a continent away in lower Manhattan, NYC. Sometimes one of Buff Monster’s “X” eyes sports an eyepatch. Sometimes the character’s domehead has devil horns or antennae. Here, it sprouts breasts that could be the envy of many a pornstar. According to Tristan Manco in his excellent book “Street Logos,” Buff Monster has said that the inspiration for his pink street-art icon was inspired by the rememberance of a sticker he saw in Tokyo, Japan when he was a child.

Ivan Corsa Photo