Best Street Art Orange County 2013 - Cheech and Chong Up In Smoke
The title of this street-art piece is only a guess because the origins of this piece are unknown, making it mysterious as well as brilliant. Pasted on the sidewall of Rags newsstand in downtown SanTana is an image of legendary comedic duo Cheech and Chong wafting in a big ball of smoke emerging from a genie bottle, surrounded by drunken Hello Kitties and a sleepy Smurf. While the city has tons of murals and paintings within walking distance, this piece stands out for being the most perplexing and hilarious; the connotations of the famous duo suggest some sort of deviance, a big fuck-you to "the man," but hey, you can make up your own interpretation. It's best to check this beauty out in person while it's still left untouched, hopefully for good.