Brooklyn Street Artist Aakash Nihalani Rides Koons Balloon Dog

10/18/2010 3:44 PM |

Aakash Nihalani koons balloon puppy

Long-time L Mag fixation Aakash Nihalani, the tape artist whose bright geometric forms you’ve likely seen on streets all around Brooklyn, is prepping an exhibition next month at Bose Pacia in Dumbo. That’s got him thinking about gallery art, it seems, given these shots (another after the jump) of him riding a pink tape rendering of a Jeff Koons balloon dog.

Aakash Nihalani koons balloon puppy

Perhaps this is symptomatic of a larger trend in street art whereby artists are appropriating the canine artworks of their predecessors, like how Banksy just did this homage to Keith Haring:

Banksy Keith Haring