Explosive Magoo

Animator and eagle-eyed Brew reader Celia Bullwinkel spotted this faded sidewalk stencil graffiti of Mr. Magoo planting a bomb. The piece is in Greenwich Village. Are there more of these? Does anybody the story behind this image? Click on the image below for a larger version.

Magoo graffiti


  • http://zekeyspaceylizard.blogspot.com Zekey

    ….Banksy?

  • Matthew

    Clearly a comment on the short-sightedness of terrorism… or not, as the case may be.

    If it’s a Banksy, Celia should’ve chiseled it out.

  • Chuck R.

    Wow, reminds me of Peter Kuper’s work. What’s he been up to lately? :)

  • http://www.atomicovermind.com Hal

    This looks like something that the British graffitti artist Banksy would do.

    http://www.banksy.co.uk/

  • http://www.victorybros.com victorybros

    Definitely not Banksy. That’s not a “well known” stencil by me. The more famous graffiti Magoo painted trains in New York City – Here are some on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=magoo+graffiti&m=text

    And a random piece that has a Mr. Magoo character done fairly recently:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/earnest70six/2379846636/

  • Richard

    Oh, Magoo! You’ve done it again!

  • http://thelink.concordia.ca Christopher Olson

    It almost looks like a graphic swiped from one of Nintendo’s Game & Watch titles. I can’t place it though. If anyone here has ever played a Game & Watch game before, they’ll know what I’m talking about.

  • Woodbridge

    It looks like John McCain.

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com FP

    Is it a commentary on the success of the MR. MAGOO movie?

    Maybe Gene Shalit spray-painted it.

  • Nonimus
  • http://www.shawcartoons.com Scott Shaw!

    Magoo probably thinks he’s lighting the candle of a carved pumpkin Jack-o-lantern for Halloween!

  • http://ericangelillo.blogspot.com Eric Angelillo

    That’s funny.

    I spotted a stencil of Snow White with an assault rifle not long ago in my hometown of Montreal. I posted a pic of it a few weeks ago:

    http://ericangelillo.blogspot.com/2008/05/more-bonzai-bonzai-related-pics.html

    Could they be related?

  • DW

    Oh, the irony of it all.
    A Bullwinkel finding a Magoo.
    So ’60′s.

  • http://www.peterbernard.com Peter Bernard

    In this version, there’s something above Magoo’s bomb:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatsdirt/477667357/
    ??? What is he blowing up???