Local Street Artist’s Al Green-Themed Alteration to Walgreens Sign in West Chester Goes Viral

Image via Cassius King.

Street artist Cassius King has propelled himself to online fame thanks to the Al Green-themed alteration he made to the Walgreens sign in the Bradford Plaza in West Chester, writes Brandon Harden for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

King installed a photo of the singer from the cover of his 1975 album, Al Green’s Greatest Hits, to cover the letter “W” and added an apostrophe before the letter “s.” When he was finished, the sign read “Algreen’s Drive Thru Pharmacy.”

Then, he started taking pictures.

“Once the piece is up, it’s really about getting the right pictures and snapping as many pictures as you can,” said King. “I have to accept that the moment you walk away, it could come down at any time.”

When pictures of the alteration began showing up on social media sites, Al Green tweeted one of them and asked, “Who did this?”

King, who hoped Green would see the sign “was out there in the world,” was ecstatic to receive the mention. That and the fact that his installation was seen by millions of people has made the whole experience “unreal” for the artist.

The sign stayed up for four days.

Read more about Cassius King in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.

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