Sabo is a 40-something Los Angeles street artist who doesn’t care if his work is respected or not, but he does want to provoke a strong reaction.
His targets are what he considers the political establishment (albeit, he is a stout Trump supporter) and the entertainment industry.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, VICE News embedded with Sabo and his small street team as he attempted to put up his installations around Beverley Hills, including a “Caution” sign that says “Caution, Pedophiles Ahead,” two days before this Sunday’s Golden Globes.
Sabo is partly responsible for the “They Knew” campaign (showing images of Meryl Streep’s eyes covered with text next to Harvey Weinstein), and has profited off of other creations like posters portraying Trump happily giving two middle fingers, and patches that say “The Deplorables.”
Whereas a renowned street artist like Banksy has successfully hid their identity for decades, Sabo will gladly tell you about himself and the intentions behind his art (which is usually torn down by critics within 1-2 days of installing). A self-described “ 1960’s right leaning liberal,” you could also call him a successful street art troll who plans to irritate anyone who he identifies as a “Leftist,” which is what he deemed us.