Graffiti underneath the train overpasses is nothing new, but I saw this piece of street art up today in a few locations. Could it be a new artist is plastering the area? Or is our favorite Red Fish Smoking back with some new installments? It certainly looks to be in his style, and is the same sort of sticker he’s been using for some time. Is it wrong that I actually kind of like this one?
This new twist on the Red Fish Smoking graffiti made us smirk. Found by reader BrooklynQ near Bedford Avenue and Avenue U, the new name has a bit of history. First, PayPaul, the apparent arch-nemesis to suspected man-behind-the-mayhem Uzef, created a similar spin on the tag in which he photoshopped a cigarette in the mouth of a dead stingray along with the words Dead Fish Smoking (which he first linked to in our comments section). Then, way back in January, a reader sent in this photo of a, um, dead fish… smoking. And we, of course, mused about the connection to Red Fish Smoking (there was none). Now, after some comments left on our earliest post about the graffiti “artist,” and the fact that he showed up to Grillin’ On The Bay to snag a sticker and write his name all over it, we’re pretty sure RFS is a reader. Maybe he was inspired by our twist and ripped us off?
Red Fish Smoking, if you’re reading this, drop us a line. Let’s do an interview – we can keep your real name out of it if you want. But people are curious about what you’re doing… why not share?
It looks like our favorite graffiti artist, Red Fish Smoking, attended Grillin’ On The Bay at St. Marks. He got one of our stickers and stuck it to a wall in the school’s hallway and left his pointless signature all over it.
I was amused when a reader sent that in. But I was more amused when another reader submitted this:
I don’t know who did this, and since Sheepshead Bites doesn’t condone defacing public property, I’m not going to say how awesome I think it is. But in a very general sense – maybe pertaining to this situation, maybe not – revenge is sweet.
(Thanks to BrooklynQ and PayPaul.)
It looks as if our local graffiti maven, Red Fish Smoking, is moving away from his crappy stickers and onto some “found art.”
Okay, okay, so it’s not red. But it is dead, and my name is Ned, so it’s all gravy.
After yesterday’s rain, reader EdFark spotted this dead fish smoking on the asphalt near Avenue T and East 18th Street. He snapped a cell phone picture and sent it our way. Any ideas on how this little bugger found his way nearly a mile from any large body of water?
(Photo courtesy of Lisanne Anderson)
Those of you around Sheepshead Bay who have seen this mysterious “REDFISH SMOKING” flyer posted all around the neighborhood are probably confused about what it means. You’re not the only ones who are confused. The flyer is prompting questions about who is plastering them all over and even more importantly: Why?
On Lisanne Anderson’s Flickr page, where the photo was originally found, commenters are saying that it might be an unsuccessful viral marketing campaign. If it is to market something, then what?
There is a website called redfishsmoking, so it might be that they are just looking for hits. If so, the real hit they should expect is one to their wallet, in the form of a fine from the city.
These illegal and annoying posters definitely need to stop. I am only vaguely curious as to what the message “Redfish Smoking” means so that I can call these people out for their paper graffiti.
Illegal postings are not as “victimless” as they might seem. What about the business owner who now has to spend money, time and effort trying to clean this junk off the door?
If you know anything about this sign and the people who have perpetrated this ‘crime’, we advise you to call 3-1-1 or one of your local politicians. Or, maybe, we need to wait until they post the sign on every single pole on the block where one of our local politicians lives.