Sunday, October 23, 2016

The artist behind the Echo Park Lake crocodile

Photo by Madalyn Rofer

Photo by Madalyn Rofer-Choate

ECHO PARK — The same artist who hung a large replica of a goldfish in Santa Monica is apparently the same guy who created the fake crocodile that floated briefly across Echo Park Lake this weekend.

L.A. Taco said that multimedia artist Kent Yoshimura created the 23-foot-long piece of guerrilla art, which was fished out of the lake by some workers on Sunday morning.  Yoshimura teased his most recent project with a video on Instagram titled Croc X LA as well as a few photos of the crocodile floating in the lake before it was removed. “Painting to terrorizing,” said the caption next to Yoshimura’s Instagram video. “Gonna be a good weekend.”

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One comment

  1. Charles M Shorty

    I’d call Yoshimura a prankster more than an artist.

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