‘Linsanity’ Hits The Street As Tats Cru Paints Graffiti Tribute To The Knicks Phenom

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – He’s got the whole world Lin in his hands.

Graffiti artists Tats Cru have painted a tribute to Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin on the side of a building on 2nd Street and Avenue A in the East Village.

The mural, nicknamed “Atlas Plugged,” depicts Jeremy Lin standing atop a mountain, in space, carrying the world above his heads in his hands.

Lin is accompanied by pigeons wearing what appear to be helmets, presumably to let them breathe while flying in the cosmos.

The mural was commissioned by website ANIMALNewYork, which describes itself as a “daily mix of underground culture.”

It took four graffiti artists from the Bronx just two and a half hours to paint the mural Tuesday. They used a dozen cans of paint.

Watch the video of the “making of” below.

What do you think of the mural? Sound off in our comments section. 

  • Sydelle Houston

    I love the mural, not getting the pigeons in helmets, though….

    • White Plains Gentleman

      The helmets let the pigeons breathe while flying in the cosmos.

  • Richard

    It’s a wonder no won thought to call this Linfitti!

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