I just stumbled upon this interesting intervention in Sofia, Bulgaria: An still unknown artist – dubbed Banksy of Bulgaria by some news agencies – transformed figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument into superheroes and cartoon characters!
The Joker, Superman, Santa Claus, Robin (not quite sure) and even Ronald McDonald carrying the Stars and Stripes could be identified – I’m not sure about the figures, maybe you are able to name some more… However, in my eyes this guerilla art action is just superb! The transformation of Soviet soldiers into fantasy characters and in that way the combination of modern US culture and Soviet history is what some may missed in the original Banksy’s latest artworks.
Thumbs up Banksy of Bulgaria, well done!
As phART mentioned (in the comments area), this guerilla work could be valued as disrespectful to the memory of the terrible events which it commemorates. I request you to keep that in mind, although in my eyes, an important thing especially about so-called street art is the provoking intention…