Perhaps what you’d call street art sculpture, Ronzo’s credit crunch monster was a most apt street art installation who descended on London when we had just entered one mega global recession.
Crunchy was tossed from one East London location to the next (he was kicked out of his first home to make way for Beck’s augmented reality Green Box) although he is still in East London and now resides along with – good company – a D*Face, Banksy and Vhils in the square at the back of the Truman Brewery.
So we couldn’t resist adding him to Memory Lane. He even earned a blue plaque and made the headlines. Read all about it below and if you fancy your own Crunchy, Ronzo produced ten of the little monsters (for his aptly titled, Double Dip recession edition), which were available at Stolen Space gallery next to Big Chill bar off Brick Lane… and they make perfect garden sculpture material.
And below, we’ve also thrown in his most recent ancestor, a colourful pigeon whose grin just begs a smile.