Mysterious street artist Scott Marsh famous for his mural of Kanye West makes a rare public appearance wearing a balaclava
- Street artist Scott Marsh wore a balaclava to the GQ Men Of The Year awards
- Attended in Sydney to collect gong for winning GQ Agenda Setter of the Year
- He posed for the cameras wearing a dinner jacket complete with balaclava
Street artist Scott Marsh wore a balaclava to the GQ Men Of The Year awards on Thursday night.
The controversial graffiti artist, who is rarely seen in public, attended the ceremony in Sydney to collect his award for GQ Agenda Setter of the Year.
He posed for the cameras wearing a dinner jacket complete with black Chelsea boots, a clip-on bow tie and a balaclava covering his mouth and forehead.
Street artist Scott Marsh (pictured) wore a balaclava to the GQ Men Of The Year awards on Thursday night
Australian artist Scott Marsh painted this image of rapper Kanye West kissing another Kanye West on a building in Chippendale, in Sydney
Marsh won the agenda setter award after he painted a mural criticising Alan Jones for his comment that Jacinda Ardern should have a sock shoved down her throat.
The towering artwork, painted on an alley wall in Chippendale in Sydney’s south, shows the radio shock jock with a gag over his mouth.
Jones suffered backlash for the comments about the New Zealand Prime Minister in August after saying Scott Morrison should ‘shove a sock down her throat’ for lecturing Australia about climate change.
Jones’s comments were made in reference to Jacinda Ardern saying Australia has to ‘answer to the Pacific’ on climate change at a Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this month.
Scott Morrison, also in Tuvalu for the forum, responded by saying he was ‘way out of line’ over the comment.
Marsh has gained a reputation as a prominent street artist and his works have gained international attention.
His others works have included caricatures of Israel Folau and Tony Abbott, and a drawing of the crate used to restrain a knifeman on the loose in Sydney this month.
One in particular went viral – a huge depiction of the ‘Kanye kissing Kanye’ meme also painted on a wall in Chippendale.
His others works have included caricatures of Tony Abbott (pictured)
A mural featuring former Australian Wallabies player Israel Folau in Newtown, Sydney on July 5
A mural by artist Scott Marsh depicting a milk crate. The image was taken on August 15
According to the ABC, a member of West’s entourage contacted Marsh shortly after it was painted, offering him money to paint over the wall.
He responded by offering a large print of the artwork painted over with a $100,000 price tag – and a promise he would paint over the wall if it was purchased.
The print was purchased and the wall subsequently painted over – though it is not known if a member of Kanye’s entourage was the buyer or if the huge asking price was reached.