Hilariously Timely Lance Armstrong Street Art Pops Up In LA

January 21, 2013 | Bucky Turco

Recently, American hero Lance Armstrong finally owned up to taking performance enhancing drugs, an explosive tidbit that virtually everyone in the cycling world already suspected, making it the sporty equivalent of OJ admitting murder. In a highly orchestrated PR move for reasons still unknown, the athlete did a face-to-face interview with Oprah and talked about stupid he feels for getting caught and now his infamy has reached the street art phase. The above stencil was done in Los Angeles by local public interventionist Plastic Jesus and depicts an silloute of the Tour de France champion on his bike with a specially designed component attached: an IV drip. Although rudimentary, it’s a lot more honest than Shepard Fairey’s depiction.