The Sesame Street characters we grew up with just got some serious street cred. On April 28 and 29, over 40 artists transformed them at The Known Gallery art show put on by Neff Headwear and The Seventh Letter artist collective.
Some of the art pieces depicted Ernie with a Mike Tyson face tattoo and Grover chilling in a lowrider. Many were scary and some were sweet but the consistent thread among each piece was the eerie nostalgia. You can check out more of the art and the event by clicking on above photo or the photo gallery here.
The event was filled with Hollywood celebrities and action sports stars such as Ryan Phillipe and Mena Suvari, and Louie Vito. However, the event was not just a place to see and be seen as the proceeds will go to the City of Hope Pediatrics Department.
Actresses Amy Smart, Laura Prepon, and rocker Benji Madden of Good Charlotte spoke to Extra in the video below about their favorite characters and pieces at the show:
Two of the Featured artists MadSteez and Axis talk about the event and show off some of their work in the videos below: