The Washington Post has published a profile of Sabo, a conservative street artist who creates prints that he mounts around the streets of his home in Los Angeles.
Using bright graphics and bold imagery, Sabo's art is often a form of commentary about current political and cultural events. Sabo's targets have included Hillary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltro, Jon Stewart, Lena Dunham and Nancy Pelosi.
Sabo is not the artist's real name. In a 2014 interview he explained that he keeps his identity secret because he sometimes posts his prints illegally and has received death threats. In his interview with the Post, Sabo claimed that there is a double standard when it comes to how the media treat politicians: "No one seemed to sharpen their pitchforks when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a 'c--t.' How many times had Bill Clinton been acused of rape? People circle the wagons around them."
In 2014 Sabo created a rendering of Wendy Davis, who unsucessfully ran for governor of Texas. Davis became known for an 11-hour fillibuster against abortion regulations in Texas. In "Abortion Barbie" Sabo depicted Davis as a barbie doll with a baby inside of her and a pair of scissors placed over a second baby's head. "I kicked her bigwig donors square in the n--s," Sabo told the Post about Davis. "For $220 I caused that much hell for the Hollywood elite."
"Allowing CNN to set the tone for our Republican candidates is proof the GOP has their head up their a--es," Sabo told the Post. No one seemed to sharpen up their pitchforks when Bill maher called Sarah Palin a 'c__t.' How many timaes had Bill Clinton been accused of rape? People circle the weagons around them."