Paper magazine goes to the man himself to discuss those digital billboards. For those catching up, last week Clear Channel's billboards carried Skullphone's artwork, leading many to believe the graffiti artist had hacked his way into the boards (in reality, the images were paid for). Some loved seeing the artist up there; others questioned why he'd make a deal with evil Clear Channel, a company that has a stranglehold on Los Angeles. What Mr. Phone tells Paper: "People thought Bob Dylan sold out when he went electric. I guess people weren't ready for it." "To me it's American art. The (now digital) billboard on the side of the highway." For us, the best quote comes when he talks about himself in the third person: "Skullphone has a right to be there."
· Skullphone Speaks! [Paper Magazine]
· Billboard Hack No Hack! Skull Phone Ads Paid For [Curbed LA]