Gonzo sighting near 55455

This morning while I was on my way to Williamson Hall on the beautiful U of M campus, I spotted new street art.  Earlier this summer, Byrneme and I saw a Hunter S Thompson documentary, Gonzo:  the Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson at the Lagoon.  The film discussed a sculpture that had been erected in honor of HST that was like a bajillion feet tall (153 feet) in the shape of a double thumbed fist with a peyote button in the middle.  Actually, now that I think about it, maybe HST had designed that sculpture himself and which later is ashes were shot from.

Anyway, the new street art is of the double thumbed fist and peyote button.  Can you even believe it.  Yikes.


There is something really powerful about street art.  Street artists take great risks to see their work made public.  I also really like that you never know when they will appear or how long they will stay.  Temporary masterpieces.

A couple of other street artifacts I have seen on campus the last week or so:



The three of these were found in a one block radius in Dinkytown.



Filed under pop culture

2 responses to “Gonzo sighting near 55455

  1. Ron Mexico

    That Gonzo street art is great – good looking out!


    In fact I am going to blog about it myself now. I will link to your story in my next update.


  2. as a fan of HST, fear and loathing in las vegas, Gonzo: the Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and art this is a wonderful thing!
    great find! RIP Hunter S. Thompson
    “The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
    -Hunter S. Thompson

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