‘Cardiff Kook’ Statue’s Van Gogh Make-Over

03.31.11 Marina Galperina

A small Cali town’s relentlessly humiliated surfer statue was meticulously “vandalized” yesterday when Snyder decked out the “Cardiff Kook” into Vincent Van Gogh for Vinny’s b-day, severed ear and absinthe and everything. He’s fully costumed, bloody-bandaged and sporting an easel “welded to fit on the nose of the board” with “a painting of the view from the sculpture in a post impressionism style” surrounded by 6 paper-mâché crows. Best statue trolling yet?